Dec 5, 2011

Biggest Right-Wing Zombie Lie | On-Line Liars and Impostors | LA Mayor with Hazmat on the Brain





 
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES DECEMBER 5TH, 2011
 
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Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive. READ MORE

Adele M. Stan, Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet

Hazmat Suits to Break Up Occupations? How Mayors Feign Concern for Health to Trash a Growing Movement

Mayors and police around the country have pretended public health is the reason for shutting down Occupy protests, but their actions belie their words. READ MORE

Sarah Jaffe / AlterNet

The Absurd Zombie Lie About the Economy Right-Wingers Desperately Cling To -- And Why It's Totally Wrong

Home loans didn't bring on the recession; gimmicky financial instruments bloated to 100 times their value are what caused all this pain. READ MORE

Joshua Holland / AlterNet


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The Greatest Water Crisis in the History of Civilization: Coming to the American West?

Think of the coming Age of Thirst in the American Southwest and West as a three-act tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions. READ MORE

By William deBuys / TomDispatch.com

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David Cronenberg Discusses the "Intellectual Menage à Trois" of "A Dangerous Method"

Director David Cronenberg's new film, starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen, looks at the relationship between Freud, Jung, and Sabina Spielrein. READ MORE

By Andrew O'Hehir / Salon

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"Occupy" Goes South for the Winter

As encampment closings and cold weather drive occupiers south, cities like New Orleans, Austin, and Nashville are taking the protest baton. Will crackdowns follow? READ MORE

By Matt Reichel / AlterNet

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Forced Pregnancy? Right-Wing Women's Group Thinks Women Raped in the Military Shouldn't Get Abortions

Concerned Women for America claims that allowing military women access to abortion is somehow a "cover-up" of the crime committed against them. READ MORE

By Amanda Marcotte / RH Reality Check

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New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth are fighting on the state level for access to education. READ MORE

By Julianne Hing / ColorLines



Evidence the GOP Field Is Truly a Circus: Donald Trump Signs on to Moderate a Republican Debate
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

Ed Schultz and Alan Grayson on Luntz's "99% for Dummies": His Tricks Won't Work This Time
By Lauren Kelley | AlterNet

 

White House Says It Will Veto Domestic Military Detention Bill
By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet

 

Pastor at Kentucky Church That Banned Interracial Couples Calls for Vote to Reverse Decision
By Travis Waldron | ThinkProgress

 

Criminalizing Childhood? 7-Year-Old Charged With "Sexual Harassment" for School Fight
By Digby | Hullabaloo

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