Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday's Daily Brief

Friday, March 23, 2012
Arianna Huffington: On Monday, I spoke at a conference centered on the timely theme of "Delivering in a Delevering World." "Delevering," as it's traditionally used, means decreasing a company or country's leverage, usually by paying down existing debt. It is a term more likely to be heard at finance conferences than around dinner tables, but it's an idea that gets to the heart of our current economic crisis. Because the ways we pay down our debts, in life and in business, have a real influence on our ability to arrive at positive outcomes. Unfortunately, on both the political and economic level, we're being told that delevering means that we must cut, cut, cut. But smart delevering isn't just about cutting -- and the relentless emphasis on cutting has obscured the more important question of what is being cut. In far too many cases, our approach to delevering is keeping us from growing, and keeping us from tapping into all our resources.
NYPD Infiltrated Liberal Groups Too
Obama's Surprising Choice To Run World Bank
Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney
Suspect In Afghan Shooting Massacre To Be Charged With 17 Counts Of Murder: Official
Whitney Houston's Death Accidental
Sandra Fluke: Thank You, Affordable Care Act!
Just as we will not be silenced when we are verbally attacked for speaking out, we will not go back to a society without the kind of health care for women that the Affordable Care Act provides.
Marlo Thomas: A Plea for Peace: Why Social Media Matters
I challenge anyone not to be moved by the video I just saw on YouTube. In it, a 41-year-old Israeli named Ronny -- a graphic designer, a teacher, a father -- looks straight into the camera and speaks.
Jody Miller: Small Business Needs Obamacare
Before we're overrun by dueling constitutional lawyers, can one entrepreneur please weigh in on the fate of the president's health care law? Because lost in this feud is the fact that small businesses are placed at a fundamental competitive disadvantage without it.
Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Dumbest 'Bipartisan' Move Since Repealing Glass-Steagall
Once again the 'bipartisan' consensus in Washington, fueled by an intoxicating brew of conventional wisdom laced with campaign cash, has repealed some of those 'cumbersome regulations' that do nothing of value -- nothing, that is, except prevent catastrophes.
Michael Greger, M.D.: Pink Slime: All About the Green
Which is more important, corporate profits or the safety and health of our loved ones? Using "pink slime" as a springboard, let's make our answer very clear.

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