Today’s Links

  • Amanda Marcotte calls out Rick Perry for his anti-woman policies.
  • President Obama is taking a beating in negotiations with the GOP.
  • Sarah Jaffe shows that the Republicans’ job-creation ideas are in fact job-killers.
  • The Department of Transportation says we need to invest in infrastructure, creating transportation jobs.
  • In an effort to balance their budget, Ohio becomes the first state in the Union to sell one of its prisons to a private prison operator.
  • A federal agency is finally set to file suit against more than a dozen banks that are responsible for bursting the housing bubble by selling bad mortgages.

Today’s Links

  • Just in case a law wasn’t enough, North Carolina Republicans want to amend their Constitution to prohibit gay marriage.
  • As they continue to scream for corporate tax breaks, these 25 companies paid more to their CEOs than they did in taxes.
  • Republicans in Massachusetts are so scared of Elizabeth Warren that they are trying to sink her Senate campaign before she is even in the race.
  • Rick Perry is the world’s luckiest investor as he suspiciously makes millions while holding public office.
  • The Republican Governor of Nebraska lends his support to the protest of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
  • Ari Berman has a great article in Rolling Stone about the secret GOP mission to keep people from being able to vote.

Today’s Links

  • There are some shady things going on with Rick Perry’s fundraising.
  • Wealthy Germans join the French in volunteering to pay more taxes in order to help the economy.
  • War criminal (and former Vice President) Dick Cheney seeks to vindicate himself in his new book.
  • Schools in Pennsylvania look to add to their budget by leasing out their land for fracking, despite the environmental hazards.
  • A pipeline worker explains why he is joining the protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Today’s Links

I’ve been out of town for a few days, so here are a bunch of links to get you caught up.

  • France’s wealthiest call for the revolutionary measure of raising their own taxes in order to help reduce the deficit.
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman keeps the pressure on banks despite the protests of the White House.
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry loves killing people, whether they deserve it or not.
  • Sarah Jaffe knows how to fix the economy by working less, getting paid more, and lowering mortgages.
  • Billy Bragg thinks we need new political music.
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says that his district in Virginia shouldn’t receive any disaster relief unless there are further budget cuts.
  • Bill McKibben explains the Keystone XL pipeline, and why he got arrested protesting it.
  • From Glenn Greenwald, the CIA tries to censor information that has already been released.
  • More on Rick Perry and dead people, as he conspires with UBS to make money off of dead teachers.
  • The Keystone XL protests spread to Idaho.
  • The Federal Reserve loaned out trillions of dollars in secret bank bailouts.

Today’s Links

  • The Religious Right denies accusations of Dominionism, despite overwhelming evidence of their attempts to destroy the separation between Church and State.
  • Even among some members of the GOP, the opinion is that “Rick Perry is a dope, Michele Bachmann is a joke and Mitt Romney is a fraud.”
  • When confronted at a town hall meeting, a Republican Congressman is stumped when asked for evidence that the Bush tax cuts created jobs.
  • At AlterNet, Josh Holland explores ways to increase manufacturing and jobs here in America.
  • Rick Perry sold out the state of Texas to corporate donors, and he’s eager to do the same thing to America, by Katrina vanden Heuvel.

Today’s Links

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.