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Dennis Kucinich: Both Political Parties Have Failed America

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  • Dennis Kucinich holds politicians accountable.
  • Corporate welfare’s quiet enablers: How democrats pander to big business

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Jul 11, 2014 | This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dennis Kucinich holds politicians accountable. Also: the fight to get refugee children legal representation, why legal weed is good for America, and Detroit anthologized.

Guests, in order of appearance: Talia Inlender, Jim Gray, Dennis Kucinich and Anna Clark.

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Corporate welfare’s quiet enablers: How democrats pander to big businessDavid SirotaSalon

  • Support on the left for Export-Import Bank shows GOP isn't the only party tailoring policy to business interests.
  • "The only difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the speed they get to their knees when corporate campaign contributors show up." --Ralph Nader 
  • Peace Is No Longer a Partisan Issue

 

 

Corporate welfare’s quiet enablers: How democrats pander to big business

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  • Support on the left for Export-Import Bank shows GOP isn't the only party tailoring policy to business interests.
  • "The only difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the speed they get to their knees when corporate campaign contributors show up." --Ralph Nader 
  • Peace Is No Longer a Partisan Issue

David Sirota, Salon

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Bribery.jpg Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 | In politics, as the old saying goes, there are no permanent friends or permanent enemies – there are only permanent interests. Few policy debates prove that truism as well as the one now brewing over the Export-Import Bank – a government agency providing taxpayer subsidized loans to multinational corporations.

This tale starts 15 years ago when my old boss, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, was trying to construct a left-right coalition to reform the bank. While a few libertarians were willing to voice free-market criticism of the bank, the impetus for reform was primarily among Democrats and the left. Indeed, Sanders’ failed 2002 amendment proposing to restrict the bank’s subsidies garnered only 22 Republican votes but had 111 Democratic backers – mostly progressive legislators who, in the words of Sanders, saw the Ex-Im Bank program as “one of the most egregious forms of corporate welfare.” 

David Sirota is a staff writer at PandoDaily and the best-selling author of the books "Hostile Takeover," "The Uprising" and "Back to Our Future."

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Peace Is No Longer a Partisan Issue, John V. Walsh, Counterpunch

  • Doves Darken the Sky as They Take Flight From Democratic Party
  • The Democratic Push To Bomb Iraq Again
  • Obama Sets the US on a Slippery Slope to War in Iraq

 

 

Politics Plaguing School Lunches

  • The new regulations, with their increased emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are a responsible way to adress and curb childhood obesity as well as to educate students about the value of a well-balanced meal.
  • First Lady Responds To School Meal Critics

Nick Stumo-Langer, Minnesota 2020 

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school_lunch_smile.jpgJune 27, 2014 | If you haven’t heard, the national 2010 legislation requiring schools to include more whole grains, vegetables and fruits at the cost of gradually reducing starch, sodium and calories is under attack by the big-food-corporation-funded School Nutrition Association.

Unfortunately for Minnesota, six of our biggest food companies (Schwan’s, General Mills, Cargill, Land O’Lakes, Hormel and Michael Foods) provide funding to this organization, including its current lobbying effort to provide waivers to school districts to get around these requirements.

Nick Stumo-Langer, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Minnesota 2020

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First Lady Responds To School Meal Critics, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press / Huffington Post

  • 05/27/2014 | First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."
  • The rules set by Congress and the administration over the last several years require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch line and set limits on sodium, sugar and fat. The first lady met Tuesday with school nutrition officials who said the guidelines are working in their schools.

 

The Senate will soon vote on an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

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  • History is calling!
  • "We the People" are on the move!

Jim Hightower, OpEdNews.com

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7/5/2014 | So many absurdities abound in our lives that there's a whole body of philosophical thought called "absurdism," as well as an entire catalogue of plays called the "theater of the absurd." And then there's Antonin Scalia.

This sour, scowling, and snarky Supreme Court Justice personifies the dictionary definition of absurd: "Utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false."

Jim Hightower is an American populist, spreading his message of democratic hope via national radio commentaries, columns, books, his award-winning monthly newsletter (The Hightower Lowdown) and barnstorming tours all across America.

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