Trade Expert: Why TPP — “NAFTA on Steroids” — Must Be Stopped January 9, 2014 by Joshua Holland Gary Hefner, local union chapter 182 president, is seen Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, standing in front of signs he put up after General Electric closed its plant in Hickory, NC, and moved it to Mexico. (AP Photo/Nell … Continue reading The Spotlight Is Still On The TPP!
Unemployment Falls to 6.7 Percent Due to Workers Leaving the Labor Force Friday, 10 January 2014 11:26 By Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research | Report The headline unemployment rate fell sharply to 6.7 percent in December. The drop of 0.3 percentage … Continue reading Unemployment Falls to 6.7 Percent Due to Workers Leaving the Labor Force
Texas Observer / By Saul Elbein Skeptics Gone Wild: Navigating America’s Conspiracy Theory Culture Why conspiracy theories may not be as irrational as some might think. January 9, 2014 | The following article first appeared in the Texas Observer. con·spir·a·cy the·o·ry noun: conspiracy theory; plural noun: conspiracy theories 1. a belief that some covert … Continue reading Always Question Everything!
The Guardian / By Michael Cohen It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Chris Christie’s Temper Got Him in Trouble The bridge scandal is just one of many instances where Christie couldn’t control his temper. He lacks discipline for higher office. January 9, 2014 | If there is a singular skill that separates … Continue reading Awww Poor Christie Kreme — Couldn’t Happen to a More Deserving Egomaniac!
Published on Friday, January 10, 2014 by Deeplinks Blog Coming Soon: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance by Rainey Reitman In January 2006, EFF filed our first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance . In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat SOPA, legislation that sought to censor … Continue reading Do This for Aaron Swartz
Published on Friday, January 10, 2014 by Common Dreams Majority of US Lawmakers Join ‘Millionaires Club’ ‘A watershed moment’ as millionaires fill seats of Congress, decide on issues of poverty, extreme inequality – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer (Screenshot / Center for Responsive Politics)For the first time since U.S. lawmakers have been required to publicly disclose … Continue reading No Wonder Our Elected Terrorists Don’t Care About We Peons
Published on Friday, January 10, 2014 by Empty Wheel Obama Approves Releasing Classified Information to Attack Snowden for Leaking Classified Information by Marcy Wheeler Kudos to Shane Harris who, unlike a number of other reporters, brought the appropriate skepticism to Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger’s attempt to fearmonger Edward Snowden’s leaks. Not only did Harris … Continue reading What We Have Here Is a Case of What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander