Posts made in July, 2012

Cruelty on the Border

Cruelty on the Border

A hidden camera shows Border Patrol agents destroying water jugs left for migrants, and the abuse just gets worse The bodies have been turning up for years, thousands of them, scattered across the borderlands in the American Southwest. Ever-stricter border enforcement has encouraged migrants to avoid cities like San Diego and El Paso and take their chances at remote desert crossings instead. As...

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Apologies to Mexico

Apologies to Mexico

“But there’s something else front and center to our particular brand of misery. We are a nation of miserable optimists. We believe everything is possible and if you don’t have it all, from the perfect body to profound wealth, the fault is yours. When people suffer in this country—from, say, foreclosures and bankruptcies due to the destruction of our economy by the...

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Childless Option

Childless Option

AN INVISIBLE OPTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF SLAUGHTER’S “WHY WOMEN CAN’T HAVE IT ALL” by Lisa Wade I’ve been watching the response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Why Women Still Can’t Have It All roll out across the web. Commentators are making excellent points, but E.J. Graff at The American Prospect sums it up nicely: Being both a good parent and an...

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Will Rove Trick U.S. Voters?

Will Rove Trick U.S. Voters?

Watch Karl Rove twist the law to produce ads that don’t have to disclose the donor due to the protection of a Non-profit status called 501(c4) status. This legal maneuver could prove lethal to a gullible public. Watch this in-depth report on how the electorate is being purchased for this year’s presidential election. Who will fall for their advertising tricks? Unfortunately, many...

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