Articles of Interest June 9-11, 2012

The article I tried to post to FB that got blocked: Obama’s coziness with Big Pharma. Same as his coziness to the other Bigs. We live in a corporatocracy and anyone who says otherwise is either trying to sell you something or doesn’t know what s/he’s talking about.

How SCOTUS is making sure we have indefinitely detained “enemy combatants”, even though there’s a 2008 law stating that there has to be *some* examination of a case, especially as so many have been found to have done nothing wrong. But this current court doesn’t like actually judging on the icky human rights stuff, so instead they refuse to hear.

Mike Huckabee doesn’t think we need more firefighters, police or teachers until we’re at a dire need. Spoken as a man who’s likely never had his house burn down.

How fucked up is this? Sharpsville area school employees fighting for right to eat expired food.

I knew the Koch victory in WI would open the floodgates--now the gov. of IN wants to do away with public unions all together.

Sign of the times: Spokesman for Greece’s neo-Nazi assaults opponent on TV and now is threatening to sue her. If this is accepted, it’s a very slippery slope.

Woodward and Bernstein discuss how Nixon was so much worse than we previously thought.

The brilliant Nobel laureate Stiglitz discusses how the American Dream is a myth.

“The janitors are currently paid an hourly wage of $8.35 and earn an average of $8,684 annually. They seek a raise to $10 an hour over the next three years, but the contractors offered just a $0.50 pay raise phased in over five years.”

According to Jeb Bush, neither his father nor St. Reagan would be welcome in today’s GOP.

Bernie Sanders questions why in hell the 1% are suddenly being so aggressive.

The 7 states that refuse to let an atheist hold office. In America.

5 notable Stand Your Ground cases you likely don’t know about.

VA legislature has decided that if they don’t mention that leftist conspiracy, global warming, it doesn’t exist.

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