Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday's Daily Brief: California Death Penalty, Newt's Next Move, Walmart Investigation

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Boehner Makes Startling Assessment
Justice Department Investigating Walmart Since Last Year
Newt Hints At Dropping Out
12th Military Member Implicated In Colombia Scandal
Company Backed By Google Execs And James Cameron Announces Bold Plans For Space Missions
Robert Reich: Why Anyone Should Care That Bill O'Reilly Calls Me a Communist
So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.
Mariska Hargitay: There Is No Excuse
We hope you will join people across the country tomorrow who will be wearing jeans as a show of their confidence in the power of an enlightened, courageous community that stands together and declares: "There is no excuse for and never an invitation to rape."
Noel Gallagher: Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Where I Get Blanked by the Dalai Lama
Where were we? San Diego? Strange place. Nice place. Very hot. Not much else to say about it really. It was an in and out job. The gig was a bit... a bit... a bit... I'm searching for a word here and I can't find it... a bit meh? That's what you young people say innit?
Lewis Lapham: Machine-Made News
Absent the force of the human imagination and its powers of expression, our machines cannot accelerate the hope of political and social change, which stems from language that induces a change of heart.
A-Trak: Mourning MySpace
MySpace is rumored to be at the dawn of a complete overhaul, but this article isn't about that. It's about the hole that MySpace has left specifically in the music community.

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