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The Dissenter

25 Nov 2009

Single Payer Advocates Address Deep Flaws in Democratic Health Bill

On the day before Thanksgiving, members of single payer advocacy organizations gathered for a press conference to voice strong concerns with a Democratic health bill that they feel fails to address the biggest problems with health care in America.

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The Bullpen

09 May 2012

Check Off Another Securitization Fraud Task Force Promise

One of the items Eric Schneiderman has been using to push back on claims that the Residential Mortage Backed Securities (RMBS) working group is being slow-walked and made ineffectual is that they have a funding stream earmarked for it that testifies to the seriousness of effort with respect to resources.

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09 May 2012

President Obama Poised to Endorse Marriage Equality

It does indeed appear that Barack Obama will end years of speculation and endorse marriage equality today in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts. The hastily scheduled interview, which was arranged yesterday afternoon, is happening at this hour. The White House cancelled their daily press briefing, suggesting that news will

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09 May 2012

Lugar Offers Obsolete Shouts In An Era of Parliamentary-Style Partisanship

Here’s some of Richard Lugar’s striking, if a bit petulant, statement after badly losing the Indiana primary for Senate to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who challenged him from the right: If Mr. Mourdock is elected, I want him to be a good Senator. But that will require him to revise

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09 May 2012

More Examples of Government Failure-by-Design

Let’s turn to one of the hallmarks of what passes for executive leadership in late empire: the bold announcement of voluntary programs. Every so often, across my desk comes a press release touting a bold new “crackdown” on some set of malfeasance, or the announcement of a policy that will

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09 May 2012

Bank Vs. America – Protests Outside, Inside BofA Shareholder Meeting

Occupy and bank accountability activists have staged a major protest at Bank of America’s shareholder meeting today. This is the latest in a series of shareholder activism events that have gone hand in hand with the rebooting of the Occupy movement this spring. Direct challenges to the nation’s biggest corporations

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09 May 2012

Greek Eurozone Exit Mulled Over in Germany

With the imminent crackup of the Greek political system, leading to a re-vote in Parliamentary elections, I think we’re moving toward the moment where Europe pulls the plug on their financial support. The Greek public simply could not accept the forced depression they were being pushed into by their bailout

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