Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's Daily Brief

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Beyond The Battlefield: As Veterans Fight For Needed Care, Long-Term Funding Remains A Question Mark
Global Jobs Crisis Takes Biggest Toll On Struggling Youth
MSNBC Announces Major Lineup Changes
Owner Of Exotic Animal Farm Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Animals
Guy Fieri Homophobia Controversy Erupts
Jared Bernstein: What Happened to the Republican Party on Taxes?
The Republican Party may revere Ronald Reagan, but they definitely wouldn't recognize each other if they met at a tax policy conference today. Nor would the gipper last for long on the Republicans side of the deficit-reduction super committee.
Shirin Sadeghi: Hillary Clinton Wants Gaddafi Killed
This week Hillary Clinton openly seemed to call for the political assassination of Moammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. But this is actually against US law.
Mohamed A. El-Erian: America at Stall Speed?
The longer the policymaking impasse persists, the greater the stall-speed risk for an economy that already has an unemployment crisis, a large budget deficit, many underwater mortgages, and policy interest rates floored at zero.
Joan Williams: Why (Almost) Everything Women Are Told About Work Is Wrong
Not only does a lot of the advice out there not help women, much of it actually hurts them.
Mark Hyman, MD: Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins
The recent media hype around vitamins is a classic case of drawing the wrong conclusions from good science.

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