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Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power & the "Unstoppable" Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement

Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power & the "Unstoppable" Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Former presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader joins us to discuss his latest book, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." Nader highlights the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political orientation, including mass government surveillance, opposing nebulous free trade agreements, reforming the criminal justice system, and punishing criminal behavior on Wall Street. Nader also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under President Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget.
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Vermont Becomes The First State To Pass Wolf PAC Resolution - YouTube

Vermont Becomes The First State To Pass Wolf PAC Resolution - YouTube | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
"Today Vermont became the first state to call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, w...
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Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013 - YouTube

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Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013, San Jose, CA June 22, 2013
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Write Your Senator to Challenge USTR Froman this Thursday and Ask the Questions He Doesn’t Want to Hear

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Write Your Senator to Challenge USTR Froman this Thursday and Ask the Questions He Doesn’t Want to Hear

You Have a Unique Opportunity to Make Froman Answer for the Failings of Past U.S. Trade Agreements

This Thursday, May 1, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will attend a hearing with the Senate Finance Committee to promote the President’s trade agenda.

 

http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12457

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Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse.

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse. | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
2016 will be a tough election for the GOP to win. 2024 might be impossible.

 

BY CHRIS CILLIZZA
April 22 at 2:56 pm

 

It's no secret that Republicans have a demographic problem when it comes to national elections.

 

In 2012, roughly nine in every ten people who voted for Mitt Romney were white --even as the white vote continued its steady decline as a percentage of the overall electorate.   He got crushed among Hispanics and African American voters.

 

Writing at Commentary magazine on Monday, former Bush Administration official Pete Wehner concludes:

It’s an undeniable empirical truth that the GOP coalition is shrinking, and it’s shrinking in the aftermath of two fairly decisive defeats, with the latter coming against a president whose policies were judged by many Americans to have been failures. Which means the Republican task isn’t simply to nominate a candidate who can fire up the base; it is to find principled conservative leaders who can win over voters who are not now voting for the GOP at the presidential level.


The problem Wehner -- and many other senior strategists and some elected officials within the GOP -- identify is not only incredibly serious as it relates to the party's ability to win national election but is also almost certain to get worse unless something big changes. As in, the 2016 presidential election will be a tough one for Republicans to win given the demographic changes in the country but it won't be nearly as difficult for them as the 2024 or 2028 elections could be.

 

Read more at

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/22/the-republican-demographic-problem-is-just-going-to-keep-getting-worse/

 

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How Our Laws Are Made [infographic]

How Our Laws Are Made [infographic] | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

JULY 13, 2011 |  BY LINDSEY SAVINO 

 

As the national debt and budget issues monopolize the airwaves, it strikes me how little I remember from my undergraduate government courses. I can rattle off the names of several key representatives and senators, but the inner workings of their roles conjuring a bill into a law are a bit fuzzy. If you have found yourself in a similar predicament (or you are a political science buff who thrives on clever ways to explain governmental processes) this infographic is for you.


With the aesthetics of The Game of Life, today’s infographic thoroughly walks us through the trip a bill takes from introduction into the House of Representatives through publication as an official law.


See http://dailyinfographic.com/how-our-laws-are-made-infographic


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Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon: Greg Palast

Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon: Greg Palast | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Four years ago this Sunday, the Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust allows BP to remain virtually immune from the consequences?
- 2014/04/18


Posted on Apr 18, 2014


By Greg Palast


“There was CIA involvement through a company called Mega Oil. They were shipping in arms under the cover of oil tools.”


The BP executive was explaining to me how the CIA, MI6 and British Petroleum engineered a coup d’état, overthrowing a nation’s elected president who was “not favorable to BP.” The corporation’s former vice president, Leslie Abrahams, is pictured above, holding an AK-47 in front of BP’s offices in Baku, Azerbaijan. Like most of the other BP executives I spoke with, he proudly added that although he was working for BP, he was also an operative for MI6, British intelligence.


This conversation, which took place in 2010, was far from the weirdest I had in my four-continent investigation of the real story of the Deepwater Horizon.


The BP oil rig blew out on April 20 of that year, four years ago this Sunday.


Last month, the Obama administration officially OK’d BP’s right to resumedrilling in the Gulf of Mexico. A few days after lifting the ban, just to assure the company that all is forgiven, the U.S. Department of the Interior gave BP a new contract to drill in the Gulf of Mexico—right next to where the Deepwater Horizon went down. At the same time, the forgive-and-forget U.S. Justice Department has put the trial of David Rainey, the only BP big shot charged with a felony crime in the disaster, on indefinite hold.


The Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men on the rig and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust does BP keep in its pocket to receive virtual immunity from the consequences?


To understand what really happened in the Gulf of Mexico, and how BP became a corporate creature beyond the reach of the law, British television network Channel 4 sent me on an investigation through a labyrinthine fun house of bribery, lap dancing, beatings, WikiLeaks, a coup d’état, arrests and oil-state terror.


I found the cause of the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon 7,000 miles from the Gulf in the ancient city of Baku, the Central Asian caravan stop on the Silk Road.


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http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/lap_dancers_the_cia_payoffs_and_bps_deepwater_horizon_20140418


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MoneyBomb | Take Back Tour

The National Defense Authorization Act, aka the NDAA, is legislation every American ought to be aware of and ought to add it to the list of things that need to be changed in DC. A good place to start would be paying attention to PANDA, People Against the NDAA, and by supporting them and their Take Back Tour by donating and attending an event near you.

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Young Conservatives Group Pressures GOP on Gay Marriage - Washington Wire - WSJ

Young Conservatives Group Pressures GOP on Gay Marriage - Washington Wire - WSJ | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have dominated the GOP’s position on the issue.

 

By  LAURA MECKLER

8:15 am ET
Apr 16, 2014

 

A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have dominated the GOP’s position on the issue.

The effort, called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, is a project ofFreedom to Marry, which is campaigning to win over Republicans to the issue in hopes of building a broader national consensus in favor of gay marriage rights.

Backers include GOP strategist Margaret Hoover as well as Abby Hunstman and Meghan McCain, both daughters of prominent Republicans.

The effort, which hopes to raise and spend $1 million over the next three years, plans to travel to four states that stage early presidential primary contests to make its case to Republicans. They want the party to delete several passages declaring marriage to be a man and a woman and related passages and instead adopt a statement taking no position on gay marriage rights but celebrating the value of marriage as a “fundamental, personal freedom.”

The proposed language further states: “We recognize that there are diverse and sincerely held views on civil marriage within the Party… [we] commit our party to respect for all families and fairness and freedom for all Americans.”

Evan Wolfson, who heads Freedom to Marry, said the effort would include staff to organize supporters, travel for supporters to attend GOP meetings, polling and possibly TV ads. He added that the overall effort is part of a larger strategy to influence the Supreme Court, which is likely to consider one of several cases challenging the constitutionality of gay marriage bans over the next few years.

“We are absolutely working in every way we can to show America is ready for the freedom to marry, and that includes, increasingly, Republicans,” he said.

The move would have some degree of precedent. Last weekend, the Republican Party in Nevada voted to strip opposition to gay marriage, as well as abortion, from the state party platform.

The Republican Party platform is written by a committee of delegates to the quadrennial national convention. Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, declined to guess how the effort would go over inside the GOP.

“It’s up to the delegates to affirm our platform every four years,” he said. “The principles of the platform that was passed in Tampa remains the platform we operate by and will until the next convention.”

Support for same-sex marriage has grown nationally in recent years, particularly among young people. A recent Pew Research Center poll found six in 10 young Republicans support gay and lesbian marriage rights. In the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election, the Republican National Committee commissioned a report on how the party can grow its appeal. It concluded that the party’s position on gay rights may be a barrier for many younger voters.

“We do not have to agree on every issue, but we do need to make sure young people do not see the Party as totally intolerant of alternative points of view,” it said. “For many younger voters, these issues are a gateway into whether the Party is a place they want to be.”

But soon after that report was issued, in April 2013, the Republican National Committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming its opposition to gay marriage.

Also in response to the RNC report, more than a dozen conservative leaders warnedthat social conservatives would abandon the party if the GOP does not maintain its opposition to same-sex marriage.

“We respectfully warn GOP Leadership that an abandonment of its principles will necessarily result in the abandonment of our constituents to their support,” they said in a letter.

Steve Duprey, a Republican committeeman from New Hampshire who said he was one of the few to oppose the 2013 resolution, welcomed the Freedom to Marry effort and said the discussion is good for his party. “Regardless of how it turns out, it shows we’re open to talking about it,” he said.

But he said there is currently “overwhelming support for the platform as it exists” and that changing the language would be “a very heavy lift.”

In an earlier interview about the party’s position on the issue, Rich Galen, a GOP strategist who supports gay marriage, said the platform is among the hardest things to change and predicted the GOP’s official stance on marriage would not change in his lifetime.

“Political party platforms always appeal to the edges,” he said. “Those are often the most ideologically driven.”

 

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Protest or Celebrate the McCutcheon Ruling and Get Big Money Out of Politics

Protest or Celebrate the McCutcheon Ruling and Get Big Money Out of Politics | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

Overturn McCutcheon andCitizens United

Attend a Meeting With Your Member of Congress During the April Recess

 

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

McCutcheon pretty much did for individuals what Citizens United did for corporations. Specifically, those who can afford to do so can directly contribute nearly $6 million per election cycle to a single party and its candidates.

Members of Congress will be heading home for April recess from April 12 to April 27. We want to make sure they hear our outrage at McCutcheon and the further erosion of our democracy. We want their support for a constitutional amendment and the Government By the People Act. We will be working with you to set up meetings with your legislators around the country.

Sign up if you would like attend a meeting near you. We will provide you with information so that you are prepared for the meeting and let you know when the meeting is scheduled.

 

Sign up at

http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12458&tag=DIFPInDistrictApr2014PFAW

 

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Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret

Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
As alarmed communities complain about dangerous cargo running on the tracks through their towns, new rules for handling such cargo are set to take effect.


By JAD MOUAWAD

APRIL 15, 2014


Jodi Ross, town manager in Westford, Mass., did not expect she would be threatened with arrest after she and her fire chief went onto the railroad tracks to find out why a train carrying liquid petroleum gas derailed on a bridge in February.

But as they reached the accident site northwest of Boston, a manager for Pan Am Railways called the police, claiming she was trespassing on rail property. The cars were eventually put back on the tracks safely, but the incident underlined a reality for local officials dealing with railroads.

“They don’t have to tell us a thing,” Ms. Ross said. “It’s a very arrogant attitude.”


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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/business/despite-spills-hazards-ride-the-rails-in-secret.html?_r=1


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Leaked Report: CIA Lied, Lied, Lied to Conceal 'Brutal' Torture

Leaked Report: CIA Lied, Lied, Lied to Conceal 'Brutal' Torture | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 by Common Dreams


Key findings of classified Senate report, obtained by McClatchy, shed light on CIA concealment of atrocities

 

- Sarah Lazare, staff writer

 

Key findings of a still-classified Senate Intelligence Committee investigative report reveal that the CIA lied to lawmakers, the media, and the U.S. public about widespread torture as it concealed the brutality of its interrogation methods and the number of people subjected to them.

 

This is according to a Thursday report from McClatchy News Service, which obtained 20 main conclusions (PDF) of the 6,300-page Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. These conclusions are entirely new to the public record.

 

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Declassify: The Importance of Releasing the CIA Torture Report

Declassify: The Importance of Releasing the CIA Torture Report | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Unless a Senate committee votes to release the 6,300-page document, the Bush Administration's illegal, ineffective interrogation policies are bound to return.


CONOR FRIEDERSDORF

APR 3 2014, 7:24 AM ET


Today the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a momentous vote. The subject: what Americans are allowed to know about crimes perpetrated in our names.

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Bush Administration empowered the CIA to torture human prisoners. This was done in secret, without any due process. In some ways, the people involved were like 15th-century Spanish inquisitors: They tortured because they thought that it was the right thing to do, which won't save them from being remembered by history as agents of moral depravity. Under domestic and international law, these torturers should be in jail. Instead, they're lobbying to hide the extent of their unlawful acts from the public.

This subterfuge is cowardly and indefensible. Some Americans believe that it isn't torture to blindfold a prisoner, strap him to a board, gag him, and force water into his nasal cavity until his lungs fill with water, inducing the experience of drowning. Even they should recognize the public's interest in determining the efficacy of whatever interrogation methods were used to prevent terrorist attacks.


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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/declassify-the-importance-of-releasing-the-cia-torture-report/360069/



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Torturers did wrong deeds,, and acts which is against international laws. Now, they want to escape from the jaws of law. They need to be punished
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Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United

Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Money is not speech, and the Supreme Court’s decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon have perverted our democracy.

It's time to pass a constitutional amendment.
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Vermont first state to call for constitutional convention to get money out of politics - VTDigger

Vermont first state to call for constitutional convention to get money out of politics - VTDigger | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

MORGAN TRUE MAY. 2 2014, 3:42 PM 

Wolf PAC concluded that the federal government is too awash in campaign cash from outside groups to take action, so his organization is launching campaigns to push state legislatures to call for an end to corporate personhood and public financing of all elections, according to the organization's website.

 

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http://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermont-first-state-call-constitutional-convention-get-money-politics/

 

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TPP Unraveling?

TPP Unraveling? | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
President Obama returns from East Asia empty-handed after Japan rejects bilateral agreement - but if the TPP moves forward, will it be in the interest of most Americans?
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Politics Done Right - Transpartisanship What is it? What does it mean to you? - Apr 26,2014

Politics Done Right -  Transpartisanship What is it? What does it mean to you? - Apr 26,2014 | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Today I am honored to have Coffee Party member and one of our progressive leaders hosting the show for me today. Thank you very much Greg Russak for doing the show for me today on such a short notice.
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You won’t believe how many people are upset about this secretive agreement

You won’t believe how many people are upset about this secretive agreement | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

Right now, Obama and other leaders are in closed-door meetings to fast track and finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership. And what they’re talking about will shock you.

 

The TPP threatens to censor your Internet1, kill jobs, undermine environmental safeguards, and remove your democratic rights2.

 

We're going to get the attention of decision-makers and the media by projecting a Stop The Secrecy message on key buildings in Washington D.C. - but we need you to add your voice now.

 

The TPP is huge: It covers 40% of the global economy and will overwrite national laws affecting people around the world.3

 

The worst of the TPP threatens everything we care about: democracy, jobs, health, the environment, and the Internet. That's why decision-makers are meeting in Asia under extreme secrecy and pushing 'Fast Track' laws to cement the plan into place.

 

This is no way to make decisions in the 21st century. We need to raise a loud global call to expose this dangerous secrecy now. 

 

With every voice that is added to our call, a donor will contribute to make the Stop The Secrecy projection on buildings in Washington D.C. bigger and brighter. We need to make this as big as possible when Obama returns to Washington on April 30th.

 

Please add your voice to help us build one of the largest online campaigns the world has ever seen.

 

https://stopthesecrecy.net/

 


Footnotes:
*According to several reports "An early signing of the TPP is expected to be a key topic in a planned full meeting between Abe and Obama when the U.S. president visits Japan." The meetings are taking place right now. 
[1] TPP Creates Legal Incentives For ISPs To Police The Internet. What Is At Risk? Your Rights. Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation.
[2] Leaked drafts of the Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Source: Wikileaks. Background on several issues pertaining to the TPP can be found on the Expose The TPP website and in our resources page.
[3] U.S. “Bullying” TPP Negotiators Amid Failure to Agree. Source: Inter Press Service News Agency. *Note: The U.S. and the E.U. are already discussing a similar secretive agreement called "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)". Once the TPP is finalized there will be pressure to harmonize and extend its provisions to TTIP -- meaning the E.U. There are also reports of many others countries being added to the TPP once it is finalized.

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5 Habits Of Emotionally Intelligent People

5 Habits Of Emotionally Intelligent People | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Emotionally intelligent people are super successful. Here's why.

 

ERIC SCHIFFER, ENTREPRENEUR 

APR. 16, 2014, 4:49 PM

 

Emotional intelligence is the most powerful tool for success — not only in in romantic relationships, but business, too. In fact, the same rules for achieving your goals in business also apply to love.

 

 

Here are five practices that people with high EQs use to achieve success at both work and in their personal lives:


Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233040#ixzz2zUNU6oEY

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Moral Lens of Justice — Rev. Barber's most compelling 7 minutes to date - YouTube

http://www.storyofamerica.org/barber-7 Notes by Eric Byler | This is an excerpt from Rev. Dr. William Barber's speech at Binkley Baptist Church in Durham, NC...
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"Compelling" only begins to describe it. Please do not miss this, and please pass it along. Thanks,. Greg R., Coffee Party curator.

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Fighting for the Four Freedoms | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Fighting for the Four Freedoms | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks to Bill about why FDR's "Four Freedoms” -- freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion -- are more important now than ever.

 

Fighting for the Four Freedoms

April 11, 2014

If you believe America desperately needs a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering and reviving the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died 69 years ago this week, is in order.

In January 1941, FDR’s State of the Union address made it clear that a fight was inevitable, a fight to preserve, protect and defend four essential freedoms: freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion.

This week, Bill speaks with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end.

 

Watch the discussion at

http://billmoyers.com/episode/fighting-for-the-four-freedoms/

 

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New Data Illustrate Local Impact of Tax Credits for Working Families

New Data Illustrate Local Impact of Tax Credits for Working Families | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

Jane R. Williams and Elizabeth Kneebone | April 15, 2014 11:22am

 

This Tax Day we want to draw your attention to newly-released resources that demonstrate the widespread impact of federal tax policies targeted to low- and moderate-income working families, particularly the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

 

New IRS data for Tax Year 2012, now available through our EITC Interactive, show that in 2012, 26.2 million filers received the EITC, claiming an average credit of $2,359. Almost 60 percent (15.7 million) of EITC filers also went on to receive the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit, claiming an additional $1,266 on average.

 

These refundable tax credits not only encourage and support work but also offer an effective poverty alleviation tool. As we wrote earlier this year, according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), nationally the poverty rate would have been 3 percentage points higher in 2012 without the EITC and the refundable portion of the CTC. For children, the impact of these credits was even greater, effectively lowering the child poverty rate by 6.7 percentage points.

 

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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2014/04/15-data-tax-credits-working-families

 

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Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat'

Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as 'gladiatorial combat' | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

By Ryan Menezes

April 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

 

Barry Glassner first detailed how politicians use fear-mongering in his 1999 book “The Culture of Fear.” He wrote of politicians claiming America was on the decline, like those who coined the term “super-predators” to describe young American men with suppressed rage who would grow up to ruin the country if not reared early.

Fear-mongering has never declined, Glassner said Sunday at the Festival of Books, but it did change. When Glassner’s book was republished for its 10-year anniversary, its cover carried the phrase “Updated for our post-9/11 world.” 

 

At a panel titled “Out of Focus: Politics, the Media and Perspective,” Glassner, now the president of Lewis &  Clark College in Portland, pointed to the tonal shift after the terrorist attacks. No longer was America home to a sick society. Rather the discourse was now about how great the country was and how jealous others must be to attack it. The enemies changed from domestic to foreign.


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North Dakota struggling to deal with radioactive fracking waste

North Dakota struggling to deal with radioactive fracking waste | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state’s sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.


Published time: April 16, 2014 03:49


Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state’s sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.

Last month, the North Dakota Health Department announced that a large pile of oil filter socks –radioactive nets that are used to strain liquid during the oil production process – had been found at an old gas station in Noonan, a small town in the northwestern region of the state.


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http://rt.com/usa/north-dakota-radioactive-waste-fracking-784/



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No Taxation Without Representation

Money in politics means taxation without representation. We already have a tax day — It’s time for a representation day.
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