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Why the First Issue is Money in Politics

Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics (via Moyers & Company) Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig, whose march through New Hampshire to get money out of politics is featured on our broadcast this week, often says that his crusade is the most urgent in America because it impacts virtually every…

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GOP Shutdown: Corporate Media Frames It Wrong

Photo courtesy of Salon.com The GOP Shutdown and “He Said-She Said” Reporting (via Moyers & Company) It’s almost certain that we’ll see the government shut down on Tuesday. The last time that happened, in 1996, it cost $2.1 billion in today’s dollars. Breaching the debt limit would be far, far worse – nobody knows how […]

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Culture

Gallup Media Poll Dictates Fox News Business Model

Rarely do we get a glimpse into the plans of political strategists. They are safeguarded with maximum security and kept well hidden under lock and key (except in Indiana). Especially the billionaires who carefully orchestrate marketing, advertising and propaganda schemes at convincing voters to pull a lever in favor of the candidate they are backing […]

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Federal Reserve Experimenting With US Economy

(Illustration by Victor Juhasz) Federal Reserve Couldn’t Wait for Washington to Reach a Consensus Last year I listened to two very intelligent people being interviewed on Bill Moyers program. One of the guests was Yves Smith, a brilliant economist with an incredibly keen financial mind. She writes for her own blog called Naked Capitalism. It […]

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Government

Austerity a Recipe for Disaster

With a Tea Party faction of the Republican Party who insists that the only way to save the United States is through austerity measures, the following comment from a recent article in Slate really jumped off the page, “There is no example of a large economy—and Europe is the world’s largest—recovering as a result of […]