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ALEC-Backed “Stand Your Ground” Could Threaten Most Civil ...

ALEC-Backed “Stand Your Ground” Could Threaten Most Civil ... | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
The secretive right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has used its network of money and influence to push for more pro-gun state laws like Florida's “Stand Your Ground” law, which initially helped shield George Zimmerman from...

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Politics of Health - The Sparks of Rebellion

Politics of Health - The Sparks of Rebellion | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
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We The People will Occupy.

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Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans

Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Working in cahoots with its erstwhile rival Monsanto, Dow is on the verge of unleashing a chemical gusher onto US farmland—with the USDA's blessing.
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Needs "a lot of public pushback". Follow the link to the FDA comments page and have your say.

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Shutdown takeaway: the US wants a fair society, not 'defund Obamacare' crazy

Shutdown takeaway: the US wants a fair society, not 'defund Obamacare' crazy | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Mark Weisbrot: As Obama looks for a budget deal to forestall another shutdown, he should know a majority of Americans back economic justice
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The Food Industry Is Intentionally Keeping You in the Dark About How Much Genetically Modified Food You're Eating

The Food Industry Is Intentionally Keeping You in the Dark About How Much Genetically Modified Food You're Eating | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Most Americans have no idea whether genetically engineered foods are in our supermarkets.
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Who gets to decide what we eat?

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Ted Cruz�s America

Ted Cruz�s America | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
STEVEN JONAS MD, MPH FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT On October 11, 2013, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a rising star of the Republican Far Right (otherwise known...
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Comment on There’s a new bipartisan bill to crack down on gun trafficking. Will it work? by Homepage

Comment on There’s a new bipartisan bill to crack down on gun trafficking. Will it work? by Homepage | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
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[...] There you will find 49566 more Infos: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/05/congress-wants-to-crack-down-on-gun-trafficking-will-it-work/ [...]
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If it has the potential to save even one innocent life it should be done.

But will this Congress have enough backbone to see that it is enacted?

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The South is holding America hostage

The South is holding America hostage | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
The Tea Party's not crazy -- they had a plan. Now liberals and progressives need one, too
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Lobbyists’ lobbying group wants a new name — one that doesn’t mention lobbying

Lobbyists’ lobbying group wants a new name — one that doesn’t mention lobbying | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
The association that lobbies for lobbyists wants a new name. The problem? The word “lobbyists.”
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During the Obama Presidency Republicans Have Not Made a Single Concession to Help People

During the Obama Presidency Republicans Have Not Made a Single Concession to Help People | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
It can hardly be disputed that throughout Barack Obama's tenure as President, Republicans have not made one concession or presented one piece of legislation to benefit the people.
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"...Republicans they have taken enough from the American people..."

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The tea party is giving anarchism a bad name

The tea party is giving anarchism a bad name | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Harry Reid said on the Senate floor that “anarchists have taken over.” If only that were true.
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Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government? | The Nation

Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government? | The Nation | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Billionaires John and Laura Arnold are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America's future.
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Arnold made his billions stealing from Enron employees. Now he want to steal more from pensions across the country.

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ALEC-Backed “Stand Your Ground” Could Threaten Most Civil ...

ALEC-Backed “Stand Your Ground” Could Threaten Most Civil ... | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
The secretive right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has used its network of money and influence to push for more pro-gun state laws like Florida's “Stand Your Ground” law, which initially helped shield George Zimmerman from...

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Joe Kennedy's surprising Tea Party take - Boston Globe

Joe Kennedy's surprising Tea Party take - Boston Globe | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
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Joe Kennedy's surprising Tea Party take
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Even Tea Party Republicans?
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One can only hope that he represents a new way of doing business in the House.  Let the Congressional youth lead us forward.

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Let�s Get This Class War Started

Let�s Get This Class War Started | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
The disparities between rich and poor is a story told again and again. Unfortunately, we still have not learned from our past.
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There Can be a Real Danger in Not Being Represented By a Union

There Can  be a Real Danger in Not Being Represented By a Union | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Union membership in the private sector is now under 7%. That means nobody is in your corner when it comes to workplace grievances
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Q&A: What’s the state of the debt limit fight today?

Q&A: What’s the state of the debt limit fight today? | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
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We are borrowing 30 cents on every dollar to pay for things we cannot afford. Now this has to stop. But where do you find that 30 cents?

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Secret Recording Reveals Gov. LePage Declared State of Emergency to Nullify State Employee Contract | BDN Maine blogs

Secret Recording Reveals Gov. LePage Declared State of Emergency to Nullify State Employee Contract | BDN Maine blogs | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Governor Paul LePage should have learned by now that I have spies everywhere. That’s right, once again the governor has made a series of explosive statements to a gathering where no media was present and once again an anonymous source...
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Use whatever strategy you can to move the anti-worker agenda forward. A TP creed. Brought to you by ALEC.

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Surpeme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Maryland Gun Law

Surpeme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Maryland Gun Law | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't review a decision upholding Maryland's law requiring handgun permit applicants to demonstrate a "good and substantial reason" for carrying a weapon outside their own home or business.
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How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons

How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
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Christian delusions are driving the GOP insane

Christian delusions are driving the GOP insane | Fighting For the Soul of America | Scoop.it
Why aren't Republicans more frightened of a shutdown and a default? Part of the reason is magical thinking
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Our beliefs are more powerful than our intellect. Evolution programmed us that way. Cognitive reasoning is much younger than emotional reasoning.

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The Public Good | Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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What an incredible resource The Institute of Local Self-Reliance is.

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Politics of Health - Are State-Owned Banks the Antidote to the Too-Big-To-Fail Epidemic?

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Every state should have one.

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