Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday's Daily Brief: Murdoch Testifies, Liberian Ex-President Guilty, SB 1070 Reaches Court

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Former Liberian President Found Guilty Of War Crimes
Biden: Mitt Wants 'Collective Amnesia' On Foreign Policy
Geithner: 'You Can't Legislate Away Stupidity And Risk-Taking And Greed'
Supreme Court Appears To Favor Arizona On Controversial Immigration Law
Are Rapidly Expanding Coal And Oil Sands Exports To Asia Raising Risks Of Another Major U.S. Oil Spill?
Marlo Thomas: National Humor Month: Laughing Your Way to Good Health
There are two things I like to do every day of my life -- look after my health, and laugh. Not a bad combo, right? But did you know that by doing the second, you're also doing the first?
Ted Kaufman: New Gangs in Politics
There are some new gangs in our political neighborhoods called "super PACS" and they distorted the outcome in a number of states during the Republican presidential nomination campaign.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now
Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them from seeking help, or one that intimidates victims into staying in the shadows.
Rep. Hansen Clarke: Trillion Dollar Crisis: The Case for Student Loan Forgiveness
For at least a century, this country has run on an implied social contract that says "if you study hard and work hard, you'll have a steady middle-class income and a stable career." Let's reinstate that contract and put student borrowers back on higher ground.
Robert Reich: How Europe's Double Dip Could Become America's
What's the problem with Europe? Don't blame it on the so-called "debt crisis." There was no debt crisis in Britain, for example, which is now experiencing its first double-dip recession since the 1970s. Blame it on austerity economics.

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