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Wisconsin Republican senator Dan Kapanke has been "RECALLED"!

100% of the signatures required to "recall" Wisconsin Republican senator Dan Kapanke have been submitted.

One down, many, many more to go across the nation and in Washington DC!

Radiation from Japan has been detected in milk in Spokane, Washington

These are low levels of radiation right now, but even low levels of radiation can cause human health problems, including cancer, heart disease, or immune disorders, and children are especially susceptible to foodborne exposure to radioactive materials, making safeguards of food and water particularly critical.

Pittsburgh in the 60′s - Random thoughts

by Sherry Pasquarello | WWH - Random thoughts

A Daunting Occasion

It is not that the Prince chooses not to wear a ring which is odd, but the ambiguous explanation, which includes a tradition of sometimes there being only one ring used in a Royal marriage. There should be more of a story given. Which Royals have celebrated one-ringed marriages, and can either spouse choose to be the ringless member of the union? Whose was the first one-ringed Royal marriage?

Obama's Jeffrey Immelt of GE Attacking UNIONS! Sign Feingold's Petition

Build Public Pressure to Boot Jeffrey Immelt

General Electric, America's largest corporation, made $14,200,000,000 in profits in 2010 and paid $0 in taxes -- that's right, zero dollars in taxes.

At the same time, C.E.O. Jeffrey Immelt saw his compensation double. Now GE is expected to ask 15,000 of their unionized workers to make major concessions in wages and benefits.

Quit protecting Americans from Republicans attempts to shut down the Government

Let financial calamity unfold with the Republican Parties signature all over it! Rid America of Domestic Economic Terrorists and Illegal Financial Monopolists once and for all. Who knows, maybe such an event would even redistribute wealth or open up an opportunity to outlaw special interest cash payments in politics?!

Corporations derive their power from government functions

One reason that a lot of Business trained Americans despise "government" and want government powers stripped from the Federal Government is that they want those powers exercised at the corporate level by their corporations. They want those powers excercised by themselves! When Massy or its paid advocates and politicians complains about "Government Regulation" it usually pays at least lip service to safety, security, and the associated processes -- and the undertone is that 'we can do this better than the Federal (or State) Government.

Defunding the EPA

Climate change will hurt the economically disadvantaged the worse. By defunding the EPA Obama and his Republicans hopes to put time between the taking of wealth from the commons and the Taxpayers feeling the cost. In other words, concentrate wealth further but only in a manner where the Taxpayer’s won’t feel the cost right away or where the total cost to society is even readily

Why can't I call myself an Independent

Bernie is an Independent--.Thom I want to be one,too.

The Radioactive Ocean

Environmental Correspondent for Mother Jones &nb

Why back a government program that will fail?

Every week Senator Bernie Sanders says, and Thom echoes, that Social Security is safe, sound and secure. Every week, in the same breath Senator Sanders says that Social Security will be able to pay out approximately 70% of benefits in 2037, and that with minor adjustments it will be sound beyond that. A failing program is one that requires constant "minor adjustments" and handcuffs the country financially. The minor adjustments can come in only a few forms: higher FICA taxes, lower benefits and a higher retirement age.

Loafers Beware!!!

Local news flash: 200 truck drivers making $34/hr are loafing and driving other city workers to work when those workers could drive themselves, but can't due to Teamster contract with city ..... blah, blah, blah.

What Does It Mean to be a "Progressive"? (&)

There are two basic categories to this question I would like us to explore. The first is what I will term the "quantitative" answer, the other is the "qualitative." I will argue for the "qualitative" answer, and although I do not have a specific strategy for accomplishing it beyond what we all already know (support whatever aspect of the progressive movement that you can) I would like to suggest a more specific vision of what a progressive future means.

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The Middle Class Needs More Than Talking Points

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been talking a lot about the middle class. But, that talk is cheap as long as their in bed with Wall Street.