Today’s Links

  • Senator Al Franken points out the hypocrisy in S&P and other credit rating agencies being paid by Wall Street to issue AAA ratings on junk securities, then trying to bully the Federal Government.
  • After 18 years, the West Memphis Three are released from jail, but freedom is not the same thing as justice.
  • More great investigative reporting from Matt Taibbi, this time about the SEC destroying records of investigations into Wall Street corruption for almost 20 years.
  • A history professor proposes a great way for the unemployed to be heard in the ongoing financial debate–a march on Washington.
  • Ohio Governor John Kasich is feeling the heat after trying to strip the collective bargaining rights from state workers.
  • Brave demonstrators plan two weeks of sit-ins in front of the White House, with many being arrested, to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, intended to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, at great cost to the environment.
  • Senator Mark Warner wants to form another committee to pressure the supercommittee into greater cuts, with little regard for the middle class.
  • Some schools in South Dakota are forced to cancel Friday classes in order to save money.

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