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A good idea

Michael Wiik

Thinking the government should hire the #unemployed to create #metadata . That would help us all, no? #jobs #dataentry

Atrios' idea of hiring the unemployed to repair water mains and bridges is also a good idea.

There is so much work to be done, and so many eager to do it, it is a massive indictment on our political system that we can't get it done. Read more about A good idea

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When to sign an online petition

If you agree with the petition and it is linked from Suburban Guerrrilla, you should definitely sign that petition. Read more about When to sign an online petition

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More war

Reports: IAF Landed at Saudi Base, US Troops near Iran Border

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.

Because the military is not over strained as it is. Read more about More war

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How to destroy the Democratic party for real

Would Blue Dog Democrats try to oust Pelosi as speaker?

Freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick won't discuss a conversation he had with Idaho GOP colleague Mike Simpson about the role Minnick might play in removing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Simpson says he told Minnick that members of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats will hold the balance of power if Democrats retain control in the November election and could deny Pelosi re-election in January 2011.

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Lends a whole new meaning to the term Selling America Short

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Single payer candidate in Minnesota

Kelliher weighs in on single-payer health care pledge

St. Paul, Minn. — The new national health care law is expected to be a big issue this year's election, but the DFL's endorsed candidate for governor has been promising to go one step further.

Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher pledged to DFL delegates this spring that she would enact a single-payer health plan in Minnesota, but now she says she wants to study the cost first.

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Mob rule in Nebraska

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Fremont OKs immigrant ordinance

FREMONT, Neb. — City officials warned of higher taxes. Residents were told they’d likely see cuts in city services to pay for anticipated legal challenges.

Yet voters here Monday passed a controversial law aimed at ridding their town of illegal immigrants.

I would love to know the names of the billionaire bullies behind this and other anti-immigrant measures. Read more about Mob rule in Nebraska

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Morning, have a cuppa

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Tea and coffee 'protect against heart disease'

Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found.

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Off shore drilling, business as usual

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Obama officials still approving flawed Gulf drilling plan

The Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service has signed off on at least five new offshore drilling projects since June 2, when the agency's acting director announced tougher safety regulations for drilling in the Gulf, a McClatchy review of public records has discovered.

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Dean Baker: Banksters WANT the Crisis

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What Dave Johnson said

Obama's Speech - The Carter Context

Please read this post, it brilliantly shows how our failure to deal with the energy issues brought about our present crisis. Read more about What Dave Johnson said

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