Recall vote underway in Wisconsin, widely seen as a referendum on the policies of Republican governor Scott Walker.
Has anyone called him Walker: Mad’son Danger yet?
Fox News’ Facebook page was flooded with 8,000 death threats aimed at Blair Scott, the Communications Director for the American Atheists, after hosting him on “America Live” to discuss the group’s lawsuit regarding the placing of a crucifix at the WTC memorial.
Violent riots and looting across London resulted in burned-out buildings and hundreds of arrests. Based on most of the reports we’re seeing, a lot of the rioters don’t know exactly why they’re rioting. Even those we polled here in Boston don’t know exactly what is happening. Here’s a quick…
Under-Reported Story of the Week: Protests in Chile. The protests have been about a wide range of issues with the government but have centered around and been dominated by student protests about education issues. Thousands at a time have been marching through the streets of the capital of Santiago and in other cities throughout the country in recent days. The primary demand of the student protesters is a free public education system for all in Chile. They are joined by parents, teachers, and regular members of the community. [more]
Great piece on the week’s other major protests.
10 Myths That Politicians Want You to Believe
10. Quantitative Easing Helps the Economy (At the moment, it’s causing prices of food and gas to go up.)
9. Republicans Are Fiscal Conservatives (Obama is breaking stereotypes, and it’s not because he’s colored.)
8. President Obama Is an Enemy of Wall Street (“President Obama is the best friend Wall Street could have.”)
7. The Financial System Is Safer Today Than in 2008
6. The ‘Bush Tax Cuts’ Increased Tax Revenue
5. ‘No One’ Could Have Seen the Financial Crisis Coming
4. If You Support Capitalism, You Support Big Business
3. Republicans Are a Bunch of Fat-Cat Millionaires (So are Democrats.)
2. The U.S. Has the Highest Standard of Living in the World (17 out of the 19 developed countries of the world.)
1. U.S. GDP Is Growing (loljk)
How You Can Fight for the Truth
America is still a great place to live — we’ve just lost our way, misled by Republicans and Democrats alike. If you’re fed up with the way things are and you want to make a real change, don’t buy into the hype around political parties. Political parties are like unions: They do the absolute minimum to keep constituents happy while doing everything they can to raise money and hold on to power.
In the days of the Internet and free-flowing information, there is never a good reason to vote along party lines. Vote for the best man or woman — he or she might be a Democrat, Republican or independent. When people say things that make you uncomfortable, they might be onto something and are at least worth listening to.
Bill Bernbach, one of America’s most innovative businessmen, used to carry a slip of paper in his pocket. It read: “Maybe he’s right.”
This'll come back to haunt him: Rick Perry was caught in shady land deal with dealer who supplied arms to Rwandan genocide
Noelle Bell: Governor Perry Caught in Explosive Dirty Deals Scandal (Huffington Post)
The darkest chapter of Rick Perry’s career (Salon’s War Room)
Blurry video captures the moment the stage collapsed at a Sugerland concert at the Indiana State Fair, leaving at least four dead and two dozen injured.
When you've got Karl Rove warning that you're moving too far to the right, you've really jumped the shark
Rove warns GOP about electability (The Hill)