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Occupy Update… featuring Hedges, Grayson, Stiglitz, assorted agent provocateurs, and those vampire squid with their relentlessly jamming blood funnels

The developments around the Occupy movement are occurring so quickly now that it’s hard to keep track. I’d like to be able to share things as they happen, but, given the realities of life, and the fact that this blog is just a one man operation, I don’t think that’s going to happen. With that […]

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Sophie’s Choice… Ypsi style

Last night, there was a special meeting of the Ypsi City Council. I wasn’t able to attend, but your fellow reader Glen S was. Here’s his report… which is actually about a lot more that whether or not our City Council chose to prioritize one of two potential construction projects. I attended last night’s special […]

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Financial reform bill emerges from committee, but is it any good?

I know that a number of consumer groups and unions are coming forward to support the financial reform bill that came out of conference committee on Friday. Among those singing the praises of the bill is Elizabeth Warren, the woman who heads the congressional panel overseeing the government’s bailout of American banks, whom I quote […]

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It looks like we have health care reform, what now?

Well, it looks like Obama has done what several Presidents since Harry Truman have tried to do and failed at, and passed comprehensive health care reform legislation. Actually, I don’t believe it’s passed yet, but, according to the New York Times, Obama has been able to line up 224 votes in the House, which is […]

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Are corporations people? And is it their birthright to buy elections?

Continuing our conversation from a few days ago on corporate personhood, I thought that I’d pass along this new video from Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig’s organization Fix Congress First. The piece is entitled, “Are corporations people?” And, speaking of the stranglehold that corporations have on the American electorate, did you happen to see that […]

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