Cynthia Dill: State Workers Getting Slammed in Maine

“We need to be honest with the Maine people. This isn’t about slamming anybody here; this is about paying your bills,” said Paul LePage, speaking about the hospital debt that had been kicking around for over a decade. The Baldacci administration had of course paid down $3.7 billion on this decades-old “bill,” but the campaign […]

POLLS: Mixed Results On Labor Unions

WASHINGTON – With protests surging in Wisconsin over a law that President Obama described as an “assault on unions,” two new surveys show very different impressions of public employee labor unions among Americans. One finds a net positive rating of unions that represent people who work for state or local governments, while the other finds […]

Wisconsin Protesters Call On Obama

MADISON, WIS. — President Obama has expressed more support for the protests over Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) controversial budget proposal than perhaps any other national political figure, calling what he’s doing an “assault on unions.” But protesters in Madison, filling up the Wisconsin state Capitol, would like to see him do more: Come out and […]

The media has failed us

The media has failed us

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda rather than informing or entertaining us. The numbers suggest media is actually misinforming us and turning us into bad investors. The findings of a recent study, Misinformation and the 2010 Election […]

Obama signs end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Obama signs end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America‘s military. And he urged those kicked out under the old law to re-enlist. Framing the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied, Obama said that “we are a nation that […]

Soldier suspected of WikiLeaks mistreated, tortured

Soldier suspected of WikiLeaks mistreated, tortured

Detained U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning‘s supporters went public with their concerns about the harsh conditions of his imprisonment — he has no access to exercise or even a pillow and bedsheets during his solitary confinement — only after their complaints to the military over several months went unheeded. As Salon‘s Glenn Greenwald reported on […]

Larry Hirsch: Government Worker Envy

For most of the past decade that I have worked in government, my friends working in the private sector have felt they had it better than me. They were making fortunes in finance or other business matters and would not consider trading places with me. This was also the feeling in the throughout most of […]

GOP Bias In Landline-Only Polls, Confirms Pew Research

For pollsters, 2010 was the year in which methodology mattered. Pollsters that invested in more expensive dual samples to reach Americans on both landline and mobile phones should have produced more accurate forecasts of Congressional voting, while those that relied only on traditional landline samples found greater support for Republican candidates. That’s the finding of […]

Tea Party Activists Reportedly BEGGED Sharron Angle Not To Campaign With John McCain

Sharron Angle’s campaign staff nearly axed a high-profile, last-minute fundraising event featuring Arizona Senator John McCain while he was already in flight to Nevada. Uncovered in a new Politico report that lifts the veil on the true dysfunction of Sharron Angle’s unsuccessful campaign to topple Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Angle’s head campaign […]

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