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Did Mitt Romney Loot Pension Fund and Stick Uncle Sam with Bill?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Romney (center) & Bain Cap in the money, 1984. Did Mitt Romney loot a Kansas City steel workers’ pension fund and stick the U.S. Government with the bill? Signs point to “Yes.” Romney sat as CEO of Bain Capital, the buyout company he founded and molded*, during its run with GST Steel* – from buying […]

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A Red-Letter Day for Solar Energy as Solar Plane Lands in Morocco

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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June 5th, 2012, became a red-letter day for solar energy, as Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane under a full moon in Rabat, Morocco. The flight, which started in Madrid, marked the first intercontinental flight for a solar airplane. And its next jump will take the Solar Impulse to Ouarzazate, Morocco, where workers […]

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(Like Obama) Chevy Volt is All-American, Cool

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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When President Obama won his office, many felt cheered and relieved that a savvy, well-spoken –
"cool" – man of the people had replaced an incurious,
inarticulate – embarrassing – aristocrat as "leader
of the free world." But many right-wing media and politicians
have kept campaigning against Obama, and some have cast silly
suspicion on country’s first black president as a foreign-born Marxist that would "turn
[the US] into a Muslim nation." And, since Obama routed some of the TARP bank bailout money to save General Motors, and some of the Recovery Act stimulus money to create a domestic electric car industry, many right-wingers have gone on to smear GM’s new electric car – the Chevy Volt. In the same silly fashion, some of these right-wingers have painted the car as an "exploding Obamamobile," made in China, that might leave you stranded in the Lincoln Tunnel. But (like Obama) the Chevy Volt is cool. …

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Cut Short 60 Years Ago, Hear Now the Music of the Moondog Coronation Ball

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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Sixty years ago this week, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll concert took place in Cleveland, the city that now houses the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.1 The concert was the creation of Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who called his radio show “The Moondog Show,” himself “The King of the Moondoggers,” and the […]

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“Right to Shirk” Undercuts the Right to Work

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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Throng protests “right to shirk” in Indianapolis On the First of this month, Republican legislators and the Republican governor gave Indiana a so-called “right to work” law.1 2 Except to undercut it, such a law really has nothing to do with the Right to Work, and so should be renamed. For the reason that follows, […]

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