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The Georgia Greens and Black mass incarceration

Bruce Dixon, here:

In Georgia, our Green Party will look a lot like a red, black and green party. We are confident that with black majorities or near majorities in many of the state's largest counties, including several outside metro Atlanta, that some of these contests are eminently winnable by Green candidates willing to place the issue of mass incarceration squarely on the political front burner. We will be recruiting and training those candidates and the people who want to work with them to change this failed and destructive social policy.

Too, too easy

"What do you want to see fixed at Open Left"?

May I suggest (well, no, actually) fixing Open Left's censorship of single payer?

Readers, do feel free to make suggestions along those lines.... Read more about Too, too easy

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We are H. Candace Gorman

Dan at Pruning Shears writes:

H. Candace Gorman is “a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who is representing two Guantánamo detainees pro bono.” Here is the latest on her Kafkaesque trip through our extralegal nonjudicial system for detainees:

Talking points on HR3962 and the Senate Bill

Via PNHP. Yes, there is a list of the good points.

It's just that nothing the "progressive" access bloggers are pushing -- including [a|the] [strong|robust]? public [health insurance]? [option|plan] -- is on the list. Quelle surprise. Read more about Talking points on HR3962 and the Senate Bill

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Go read Violet

Will Stirling Newberry please pick up the white courtesy phone? We have a question on money


Does this accessible and interesting article give a good account of the field? Read the whole thing. These paragraph caught my eye, especially:

In the face of the impending crisis, people often ask what they can do to protect themselves. "Buy gold? Stockpile canned goods? Build a fortified compound in a remote area? What should I do?" I would like to suggest a different kind of question: "What is the most beautiful thing I can do?" You see, the gathering crisis presents a tremendous opportunity. Deflation, the destruction of money, is only a categorical evil if the creation of money is a categorical good. ...

Obama, FKDP starting to own the recession


A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday morning indicates that 38 percent of the public blames Republicans for the country's current economic problems. In May, 53 percent blamed the GOP.

Martha Coakley and Elizabeth Warren on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency

At New Deal 2.0. Hmm...

Our next President and her AG?

Or, alternatively, our next President and her Secretary of the Treasury? Read more about Martha Coakley and Elizabeth Warren on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Is irony universal?

"Guy Debord changed my life!"

Yes, put DeBord on your reading list, for sure. As Montag writes:

This is our time. Our most valuable possession. If there is something to be won from the society of the spectacle, if victory is possible, it must lie in the reclamation of the life-time it steals from us.

Think about that the next time some insurance company puts you on hold. Read more about "Guy Debord changed my life!"

Why is everybody suddenly Googling on "The Overton Window"?

Sudden spike in hits from a Google search on "overton window." Why?

Did Sarah Palin's mention The Overton Window in her biography?

NOTE See also The Ratchet Effect. Read more about Why is everybody suddenly Googling on "The Overton Window"?


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