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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich looks bemused, even dumbfounded, and I can’t help thinking it’s because President Obama’s policy decisions are slowly driving Reich crazy

You know those hippies all look alike

The Department of Homeland Security tries to imply that Occupy Wall Street is partnered with Anonymous. No, they’re not. But it sure sounds like DHS is worried, since homeland “security” is now synonymous with giving Wall Street the keys to the treasury.

Foundations

Kate Nash:

Mercy

Duffy live:

Breaking us in two

Joe Jackson:

So it goes

Nick Lowe and Rockpile:

Philadelphia Troublemakers School

Saturday, September 17 · 9:00am – 5:00pm
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Let’s unite to fight against budget cuts and attacks on workers, students, and our communities! On Saturday, September 17, labor and community activists in the Philadelphia are coming together for a day of skills development, education, and strategy discussion.

‘That was my brother’

“Whose death you were cheering, you assholes.” A Daily Kos diary.

Class war

How a tiny group of very rich men captured US education policy in name of “reform.”

Depressed

Good advice from Wonkette:

According to Gawker’s John Cook, the New York Times “is preparing a story arguing that Obama no longer finds joy in the political back-and-forth, has seemed increasingly listless to associates, and is generally exhibiting the litany of signs that late-night cable commercials will tell you add up to depression.”

Hmm, well maybe he just doesn’t understand “political back-and-forth,” considering that he only moves back, against the wall, with his hands up, always.

Politicians thrive on positive attention. They don’t really care if it comes from lobbyists or peers or sociopathic self-interested voters or media jackals. So here is an easy way for Barack Obama to cure his depression:Start doing some stuff his supporters would like. You know, liberal stuff! Give it a try, anyway, for once! [Gawker]

In other words, Obama is upset that people aren’t actually accepting his policies as miracles cures — even though they’re obviously making things worse. No wonder he’s depressed!

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