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Entries by Rep. Alan Grayson from 12/2011

Lincoln: "Labor Is the Superior of Capital"

| Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

During my two years in Congress, I heard an awful lot of speeches, but none of them was as profound and poignant as the one that I'm about to share with you.

Cenk's Back

| Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks and former MSNBC host, returns to TV tomorrow night, on Current TV. And he has invited me to be a guest on his first show.

The Fed Bailouts: Money for Nothing

| Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

A GAO investigation into the Fed documents Wall Street bailouts that dwarf the $700 billion TARP, and everything else you've heard about. All this is something new, very new. The Fed was allowed to pick winners and losers.

A $200K Mortgage for $2 a Month

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

Maybe you thought, "a $200,000 mortgage? For only $2 each month? That sounds impossible." Well, it is possible. It's just not possible for you. For Bank of America, yes. For Citigroup, yes. For Wells Fargo, yes. For you, no.

Newt, in His Own Words

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

If Newt Gingrich does win the GOP nomination, then next year, we can choose between one candidate who has won the Nobel Prize for Peace, and another candidate who is constantly seeking the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Privatizing Money

| Posted 12.22.2011 | World

Yesterday the European Central Bank announced that it will hand out $645 billion in three-year loans to European banks. Why would anyone think that the thing we have to do right now is hand out $645 billion in more funny money to the banks?

Romney's Religion

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Perhaps this is one of those times when people need to be reminded of what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." Bigotry is wrong, whether it's directed against African-Americans, gays, Jews or Mormons.