We have experienced negative job growth for eleven years. What about this phenomenon, asks Michael Collins, is not a crisis? Why isn't this newsworthy every single night.
Obama Will Withdraw 10,000 from Afghanistan By the End of the Year, 23,000 More By Sept. 2012 — Watch this! ► Video of speechDemocrats Explicitly Call Out GOP for Sabotaging the Economic RecoveryDick Durbin, Chuck Schumer Accuse GOP of Sabotaging Economy for Political GainSenate Republicans Now Obstructing Any Judicial Nominee They Don't Unanimously SupportMatt Taibbi on Michele Bachmann's Holy WarU.S. conducting 'mass surveillance' against Arab worldFormer VP Al Gore indicts the media, corporate titans and both parties, not just Obama, for inaction on climate changeLawmakers Re-Introduce the Equal Rights Amendment in Response to Wal-Mart RulingGates unlikely to certify DADT repeal before leaving office
More at the Newswire.
Hump Day headlines:
Obama to set course for drawing down Afghan war – as cost of wars becomes a rising issueJon Huntsman enters Republican presidential race 2012GOP's government layoffs are killing the recoveryRecall elections surge in local and state governmentsHow Corporate America came to dominate our discourseLibya Resolution: Kerry, McCain Introduce Bill Authorizing U.S. InvolvementGraft: Clarence Thomas Decided Three Cases Where AEI Filed a Brief After AEI Gave Him a $15,000 GiftOut of Power, Right-Wing Hawks Turn Dovish 100-to-0 Vote Puts Panetta in Top Pentagon PostRobert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Reform Will Increase Number of Small Employers Covering EmployeesObama Believes Gay Marriage 'Best Addressed By the States': White House Official
Another Tuesday, another barrage of headlines:
Obama to Announce Plans for Afghan Surge PulloutNominees at Standstill as G.O.P. Stalls Obama Agenda and All ProgressWill the Guardian bring down Rupert Murdoch? At the Helm of Current TV's News Division, Keith Olbermann Sets His Sights on… MSNBC!Analysis ► How states are rigging the 2012 election (via Scoobie Davis)Christian Conservative Group Demands Vitter's Resignation, Says GOP 'Committing Outright Hypocrisy' By Letting Him StayRoberts Court throws working women under the bus in pro-WalMart decision (via Corrente)Supreme Court Won't Hear ACORN Lawsuit Over Ban on Government Funding Florida Tea Party chairman sends email to group saying Ryan Medicare Phase Out plan is "public policy nightmare" for the Tea Party and GOP, predicts Republicans will blame Tea Party for the electoral carnageImmigration enforcement agency announces reforms to controversial Secure Communities program
Welcome to the working week:
Nominees at Standstill as GOP Stalls Obama Agenda and All ProgressJon Stewart tells Chris Wallace that FOX News is like 'ideological regimes'Robert Gates says Taliban contact 'very preliminary'