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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Robert Reich: Beyond Outrage: The General Election of 2012 Starts Today

Robert Reich: Beyond Outrage: The General Election of 2012 Starts Today:

We need to do everything we can to make sure Barack Obama is reelected president. But we also need to mobilize for the long haul -- beyond Election Day. We need to fuel a movement to take back our economy and our democracy.
Presidential elections can draw peoples' attention to larger challenges facing our nation, but they can also be distracting. The media focus on the game -- who's up and who's down, and which political strategies are winning or losing -- rather than on the big issues. Campaigns are also geared to winning on Election Day, not to building long-term strategies and movements for fundamental change.

Thursday's Daily Brief

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Obama Campaign Celebrates 'Romneycare' Anniversary
Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Plans To Plead Not Guilty To Charges Of Second-Degree Murder
Israeli Settlement Backer Donates $1 Million To Defeat Obama
Fox News Mole Caught
JK Rowling Announces Title, Subject, Release Date Of New Book
Hilary Rosen: Ann Romney and Working Moms
The only way that Mitt Romney will succeed in closing the wide gender gap between him and President Obama is if he stops pretending that it doesn't exist.
Cara Santa Maria: Talk Nerdy to Me: 'Monkey Bill' Becomes Law, Imperils Science In Tennessee
We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?
Adam Winkler: Will George Zimmerman Be Convicted?
The news that Florida prosecutors are bringing charges against George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin raises two questions: Will Zimmerman be convicted? And what role will Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law play in the case?
John W. Boyd Jr.: For Trayvon Martin, Justice Finally Shows Up
For those in the black community it was a story heard far too many times. The Trayvon Martin case re-opened old wounds. What have we learned is very clear, that the need for racial healing is still greatly needed.
Melinda Gates: My Uncontroversial Idea
Hundreds of millions of the poorest families in developing countries don't have access to contraceptives that can change their lives -- and their children's lives.

Support the Second Chance Act

Support the Second Chance Act


Please add your organization to the national sign-on letter in support of funding for the Second Chance Act in FY 2013.

Congress recently began developing the appropriations bill that will determine funding for the Second Chance Act in fiscal year 2013. As this work progresses, the field must send a strong message to Congress about the important role that Second Chance Act programs have in lowering recidivism rates and building safer communities. A letter in support of the Second Chance Act is now circulating. Sign your organization on today and forward the letter to others in your community.

1.      Contact Jeff Burdette at the Council of State Governments Justice Center at jburdette@csg.org to add your organization to the letter.
2.      Click here to contact your Congressional delegation and let them know about your support for the Second Chance Act.
3.      Share this information with others in your state and community and enlist them to do the same.


The Second Chance Act passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support and was signed into law in April 2008. It is a common-sense, evidence-based approach to improving outcomes for people returning to communities from prisons and jails. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse and mental health treatment, housing, family programming, education and literacy programs, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.

Did Santorum Trap Poor Romney?

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April 12, 2012
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Rick Santorum's departure from the presidential race could not come soon enough for Mitt Romney. In proving himself more tenacious than anyone predicted, Santorum dramatized one of Romney's major problems, created another, and forced the now inevitable Republican nominee into a strategic dilemma. READ MORE

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Las Vegas casino baron and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the hawkish backer of Israel's right-wing government who dumped over $15 million into the Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich for president, could play just as big in the Nevada Senate race -- where a woman he fired in 1997 (and still loathes) will be the Democrat on the ballot. READ MORE

Barack Obama himself has never had the guts to say it.

Indeed, while it is famously difficult to prove a negative, it seems apparent that few people in all of politics and media have had the guts to say it. Did John McCain ever say it? Did Rick Santorum or Bill O'Reilly?

So let us plant a little flag for, mark with a yellow highlighter, the thing Rep. Raul Labrador said Sunday on "Meet the Press": that "it wouldn't matter" if President Obama were a Muslim. And if it seems rather much to be handing out medals for such a modest statement of principle, well... the principle has been under fire for so long that even a modest statement feels momentous. READ MORE

Florida Rep. Allen West has claimed in the past that he is the "modern day Harriet Tubman," but his latest wild statement leaves him looking more like Joe McCarthy.

West made his latest in a long line of controversial comments at a Tuesday afternoon town hall meeting in Palm City. When asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists?" West answered, "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party." READ MORE

Rick Perry's latest "oops" moment is even stupider than his failure to remember his own lines in a presidential debate. In his grandiose desire to be president, this tightfisted champion of taxpayers dipped liberally into the public till to have Texans subsidize his failed run. Perry essentially abandoned the state and his gubernatorial duties for about six months -- but the no-show governor kept billing us for his $150,000-a-year paycheck. It turns out that he was also double-dipping, by taking another $90,000 a year in pension payments -- even though he's not retired. Two state checks a month for doing nothing -- good work if you can get it! READ MORE

There is no question I am asked more often than this one: "When should I start my Social Security?" Another version of that question goes like this: "Should I take my Social Security at 62... or wait until age 66 or even age 70?" As I've pointed out so many times in this column, that is almost an impossible question to answer because there are so many potential variables. And the biggest variable of all is your life expectancy. READ MORE
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