Dec 22, 2011

Spitzer: How to Change Wall St. | Not Sexy: Victoria's Dirty Secret | Children Tased by School Cops?



 
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES DECEMBER 22ND, 2011
 
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Eliot Spitzer: Our Rallying Cry Should Be "We Own Wall Street, and We Can Stop Corporate America's Worst Behavior"

If the public exercised its ownership capacity by influencing board member selection, compensation, and political donations, then these companies would be fundamentally altered.READ MORE

Eliot Spitzer / Slate

The Great Republican Crackup: How Angry, White, Southern Men Took Over the GOP and Made Our Government Into a War Zone

The GOP's radicalism is dangerous for America. We need two political parties solidly grounded in the realities of governing. READ MORE

Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog

Madness: Even School Children Are Being Pepper-Sprayed and Shocked with Tasers

An alarming series of incidents offers some insight into how casual police have become about deploying "less lethal" weapons. READ MORE

Rania Khalek / AlterNet


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Not Sexy: Victoria's Secret 'Fair Trade' Cotton Harvested by Child Slaves

A new report finds evidence of forced child labor in Burkina Faso. READ MORE

By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / AlterNet

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Rough Year: Why Does Everything Seem to Be Going Wrong for Women's Progress?

Whether you look at job stats or the pay gap, at the movie awards or Sunday morning TV, it's been a rough 2011. READ MORE

By Irin Carmon / Salon

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Inside the 1 Percent's Texas Enclave: One of the Richest, Whitest and GOP-Friendliest Zip Codes

It's fair to call 75205, the zip code for most of Highland Park, the most enthusiastically Republican enclave in the country. READ MORE

By Josh Harkinson / Mother Jones

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Why Is It So Tempting to Make Fun of Mormons?

Sacred underwear, baptizing holocaust victims, gods of their own planets. It seems the mainstream media can't get enough of mocking LDS. READ MORE

By Max Mueller / Religion Dispatches

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Revolutions Don't Happen in a Day: 5 Ways OWS Can Stay Powerful and Truly Build a Movement

Social transformation means not only harnessing a moment, but building a movement. READ MORE

By Yotam Marom / AlterNet



Say What? Gay Republican Group Defends Gingrich, Urges Gays Not to Vote on LGBT Rights
By Zac Ford | Think Progress

 

Ny Times Op-Ed: To End Ridiculous Pot Arrests, Jurors Should Refuse to Convict Marijuana Arrestees (And Can Do So Legally)
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet

 

Walker Allies (Again) Urging People To Break WS Election Law
By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet

 

Economic Justice? BofA to Pay $335 Million Settlement For Predatory Lending, Financial Abuse of Blacks and Latinos
By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet

 

NewtGingrich.com Redirecting to Humiliating Sites as Gingrich Gets Mic-Checked
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

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