Archive for November, 2010

Mark Leier – Historical Snapshots North of the Border

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Worse Than War | Full-length documentary | PBS

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The evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States

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Talk – Sweatshops and the Global Economy

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ProPublica – NY Assembly Approves Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

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From ProPublica:

NY Assembly Approves Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

by Marie C. Baca

The New York state legislature gave its final approval to a bill that would, if signed by the governor, place a hold on new fracking until May 2011.

Full coverage: Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

CBPP: An Examination of the Rivlin-Domenici Deficit Reduction Plan

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From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

Rivlin-Domenici Deficit Reduction Plan Is Superior to Bowles-Simpson in Most Areas, But Health Proposal Is Very Troubling

By James R. Horney, Paul N. Van de Water and Robert Greenstein

“[The Rivlin-Domenici plan] marks a distinct improvement over Bowles-Simpson in five of the six key areas that the Center identified as especially problematic in Bowles-Simpson…. Unfortunately, in the remaining key area — health care — the Rivlin-Domenici provisions are actually more problematic than those in Bowles-Simpson. Both plans include proposals that could impair access to adequate health care for millions of lower-income and elderly people who rely on Medicare or Medicaid, or who will become eligible for premium subsidies under the health reform law.”

View the full report: 8pp.

Sen. Franken’s Floor Statement on the Importance of the New START treaty

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