HARVEY WASSERMAN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima’s cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and all nuclear explosions including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
For many involved with the Tea Party, the days of rallies at the Mall in Washington, demonstrations in cities around the nation, donning colonial outfits, and breaking up meetings of congressional representatives is over. Instead, institutionalization is on the agenda. As Matt Kibbe, the director of FreedomWorks, one of the most powerful and well-funded Tea Party organizations, said in a recent radio interview: “We’re out-Saul Alinskying the left.”
ELLIOT COHEN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUTOn the surface, the so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) looks like it has a noble end, that of protecting criminal violations of copyright by foreign (non-U.S.) actors. However, on careful inspection, the Act has the potential to spawn a virtual (cyber) witch-hunt and dismantle the free and democratic edifice of the Internet.
TONY PEYSER for BUZZFLASH at TRUTHOUT<
Sarah should be feeling more than
Just a little bit skittish
Because he was warning Americans
Not (as she claims) the British.
Whenever there's an easy answer that
She manages to botch, a
Quick defensive move is defensively
Whining it was a "gotcha."
DICK MEISTER for BUZZFLASH at TRUTHOUT
Imagine trying to live on pay of $7.25 an hour. Even if you managed to work full eight-hour days, you'd be making only about $58 a day, $230 a week, or a measly $12,000 a year. And out of that would come taxes and other deductions.
According to the standards of the federal government, you'd be living in poverty. Yet $7.25 an hour is the federal minimum wage set by Congress.State legislatures can and do set state minimums higher than the federal rate, but never lower, much as some would like to.