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RNC Chairman Slams Harry Reid As 'Dirty' And 'Unethical'
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For the last thirty years, almost all the incentives operating on companies have been to lower the pay of their workers while increasing the pay of their CEOs and other top executives. It's about time some incentives were applied in the other direction.
And at state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest one percent of the country pay -- are you ready for this? -- half that rate.
Would you do this to your own mother? Would you starve her, ravage her, drill her, strip her, pollute her, poison her, frack her, crowd her, pave her, drain her, extract her, constrain her, imprison her?
The Supreme Court's recent campaign finance decisions mean that nonprofits must now confront growing democratic, as well as economic, inequality. The U.S. is moving in the direction of Russia where wealthy oligarchs rule in government as well as in the market.
The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing.
What if someone told you war isn't real and it's just a conspiracy for the Armed Forces and defense contractors to get rich? Swap out the word "war" for "climate change" in the first sentence and you have the essence of my congressional colleagues' claim that climate change is just a left-wing conspiracy.
Late last week, my boyfriend devised a plan to meet President Obama using poster board and spray paint. And it worked.
As the Club entered the 21st century, we realized that simply saving the places we loved wouldn't be enough. If we fail to address the threat of climate destruction, we could see much of the progress we have achieved -- John Muir's legacy -- undone.
The Bush presidency involved running riot over international agreements and the very foundations of the U.S. and virtually nothing happened. The Obama presidency has seen these policies continued or extended with both implicit and explicit statements that there would not be any pursuit of justice against those who offended it so deeply.
It's a plague hard to fight and hard to protect ourselves against -- in part because our regulatory system treats the chemicals as if they had rights; safe until proven guilty.
Another covert action, another effort to conceal the truth from the American people, another deceit in our endless struggle to overthrow Cuba's government.
At the Border Security Expo, Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner for the Border Patrol's Office of Technology, Innovation, and Acquisition, isn't talking about the deaths and abuses along the border, or the firestorm of criticism about the Border Patrol's use of deadly force.
Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.
As someone who received executive clemency from the governor of New York in 1997, I know personally the power of such an extraordinary act of mercy to people who have already served enormous amounts of time imprisoned under unjust drug laws.
Rachel, Chris, Ed, Al, Lawrence, Chris....say it ain't so. Nary a mention of the gigundo merger between Comcast and Time Warner. You are, all of you, about speaking truth to power.
What we need is a serious discussion in Washington about the future of our military presence in the world, and a deliberate effort to conform spending to what our military needs -not what politicians need to create jobs for their constituents.
The speed by which political shifts take place has grown exponentially. The Internet and television dominate the political and chattering classes and what we hear there immediately spills over into the realm of real people. If you need proof of that assertion, take a peek at what's happened to New York's formerly fearsome Governor Andrew Cuomo.
As it happens, in our brave, new, post-9/11 world, as long as we're talking "homeland security" or "war on terror," anything can be redefined. So why not a border?
The occupation (in clear distinction to the secure existence of Israel) is against international law and should be challenged in international forums.True, the Israelis and the Americans would raise holy hell but so what.