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Now, a new strategy is being deployed to yank the rug from under occupations in four cities: legal power. Politicians have recently passed laws in Honolulu and Charlotte, N.C., that with a stroke of the pen made the occupations illegal, enabling police to sweep them away. Two more occupations, in Boise, Idaho, and Nashville, may be nearing the end as their respective state legislatures are on the verge of outlawing the democratic villages that for months have been thriving next to edifices of power. Critics charge that the anti-Occupy laws reveal how the law is not an objective code that treats everyone equally, but an arbitrary weapon wielded by the powerful.


Well! This is heartening news. Can it be that reality is sinking in, and voters are starting to pay attention to the sheer craziness of the Republican agenda?

While positive ratings for Congress remain at an all-time low, more voters than ever see the Republican agenda in Congress as extreme.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely Voters say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, while 52% feel extreme is a more accurate description. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on February 8-9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Pet Sounds

Huh. So the Wrecking Crew, a famous group of top studio musicians, were the real sound behind Pet Sounds, the seminal Beach Boys album.

Right-wing governors

What they’re doing to their states’ children.

Still needs help

Still hanging by a thread. Can you help?


States will use mortgage settlement money to plug holes in their general budgets — instead of helping homeowners.

Third Stone from the Sun

Your people I do not understand
So to you I must put an end
And you’ll never hear surf music again

Education divide is not about race

It’s about class. Will the New York Times ever understand the difference? Right-wing experts, as usual, on tap!

Shock doctrine

Why what’s happening in Greece is bullshit.


For Valentine’s day – what are your favorite love songs? What are the memories that go with them? Don’t be shy, share with the rest of us!

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