Highlights from 2012 so far: The Good News

Oh boy, as my dear friend who died at 101 last year used to say; his tone varied from when things got really good, or really bad. The following links show some of the progress We the People are making against giant wealth and power; some of these stories expose the GOP mindset that denies the existence of human and civil rights, sharpening the need to make sure we get everyone possible to vote:

Thurs. 11/01/12: More Sanity to the Rescue! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/congressional-research-service_n_2059156.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share

Thurs., 11–1−12: Another Voice of Sanity Speaks: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/bloomberg-endorses-obama-saying-hurricane-sandy-affected-decision.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20121101

Tues. 10/30/12: Consumer Reports Reports on “Obama-Cares”: http://www.consumerreports.org/health/insurance/one-year-health-reform-guide-5-11/index.htm

Fri. 10/26/12: People with Medicare save $4.8 billion on prescription drugs because of the health care law: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/10/20121025a.html

Thurs. 10/25/12: THE BEST NEWS SINCE 2010: Sane Corporate Leaders Speak Out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/us/politics/business-leaders-urge-deficit-deal-even-with-more-taxes.html?nl=us&emc=politicsemailema2_20121025&_r=0

Thurs. 9/6/12: European Central Bank agrees to buy bonds from euro zone countries in trouble http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/business/global/european-central-bank-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-at-0-75-percent.html

Thurs, 9/6/12: Guess what your “friend” Paul Ryan just did! http://www.thenation.com/blog/169757/exclusive-paul-ryan-quietly-requested-obamacare-cash?rel=emailNation

Fri. 8/24/12 “The Catholic Church long ago made its peace with evolution, but the same cannot be said of House Republicans,” says New York Times blogger, Timothy Egan in “The Crackpot Caucus”: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/the-crackpot-caucus/?nl=opinion&emc=tya2_20120824

Fri. 8/24/12 It’s up to us to ensure a healthy government that works for the best interests of the majority. This plan is prosperity economics. http://www.prosperityforamerica.org/read-the-report.php

Sat. 7/7/12 “(T)he saddest thing of all is to know a lady’s life has been saved from AIDS but died from cervical cancer.” But Fmr. Pres. Bush, why not help American women now threatened by your political party? http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/1025157/former_president_george_w._bush_breaks_from_his_party%E2%80%99s_%E2%80%98war_on_women%2C%E2%80%99_advocates_for_women%E2%80%99s_health_abroad/#paragraph4

Fri. 6/15/12 Human Rights for all http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/us/us-to-stop-deporting-some-illegal-immigrants.html?nl=us&emc=edit_cn_20120615

Thurs. 5/31/12 Civil Rights Wins Again http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/us/appeals-court-rules-against-federal-marriage-act.html?nl=us&emc=edit_cn_20120531

Sun. 5/27/12 Thank you, Stephen Colbert: the way in and a logical way out: http://www.alternet.org/story/155598/how_i_became_stephen_colbert%27s_lawyer_—_and_joined_the_fight_to_rescue_our_democracy_from_citizens_united/

Mon., 5/21/12 The Oneness Movement Grows; Civl Rights Upheld: http://www.alternet.org/story/155489/journalists%2C_wiki-leakers%2C_anti-war_activists_overturn_domestic_military_detention_in_major_civil_rights_victory?akid=8828.295758.U0sL3S&rd=1&t=8

Tues, 5/15/12 Federal Appeals Court Rules Out Election Money Donors’ Secrecy

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/929782/federal_appeals_court_rules_against_secretive_big_money_campaign_donors/#paragraph3

Tues., 5/8/12: Wyatt Earp lives on!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/world/middleeast/suicide-mission-volunteer-was-double-agent-officials-say.html?emc=na

Sun., 5/5/12: Austerity Loses to Socialist

http://www.i4u.com/2012/05/nicolas-sarkozy/sarkozy-presidential-french-election-loses-francois-socialist-hollande

Thurs., 5/3/12: Minnesota Senator Thinks Abortion Pill Is Wrong, While Viagra Is a “Wonderful Drug”

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/911667/minnesota_senator_thinks_abortion_pill_is_wrong%2C_while_viagra_is_a_%22wonderful_drug%22/#paragraph2

Sat., 4/28/12: The Washington Post Admits That Republicans Are the Problem

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUT_story.html

Thurs., 4/26/12: How the Wisconsin Legislature Was Bought

http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-18491-how-the-wisconsin-legislature-was-bought.html

Thurs., 4/26/12: Paul Ryan and his Budget Wrong, Again

http://www.thenation.com/blog/167576/paul-ryans-claim-his-budget-reflects-catholic-justice-teaching-nonsense?rel=emailNation

Tues, 4/17/12: ALEC Disbands Task Force Responsible for Voter ID, ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

http://www.thenation.com/blog/167425/alec-disbands-task-force-responsible-voter-id-stand-your-ground-laws?rel=emailNation

Tues, 4/17/12: Citigroup Shareholders Reject Executive Pay Plan

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/citigroup-shareholders-reject-executive-pay-plan/?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=edit_au_20120417

Wed, 02/29/12: North Koreans Agree to Freeze Nuclear Work; U.S. to Give Aid

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/world/asia/us-says-north-korea-agrees-to-curb-nuclear-work.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Thu, 02/09/12: Greek Political Leaders Reach Deal on Austerity Measures

http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na Copyright 2012 The New York Times Company

Wed, 02/08/12: Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage in California

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/us/marriage-ban-violates-constitution-court-rules.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Wed, 02/02/12: U.S. to End Combat Role in Afghanistan as Early as Next Year, Panetta Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/world/asia/panetta-moves-up-end-to-us-combat-role-in-afghanistan.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Thur, 01/26/12: U.S. Swoops In to Free 2 From Pirates in Somali Raid

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/world/africa/us-raid-frees-2-hostages-from-somali-pirates.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Fri, 01/20/12: Murdoch Settles Suits by Dozens of Victims of Hacking

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/world/europe/murdoch-company-settles-with-36-hacking-victims.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Thurs, 01/12/12: U.S. to Force Drug Firms to Report Money Paid to Doctors

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/health/policy/us-to-tell-drug-makers-to-disclose-payments-to-doctors.html?nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2
Copyright 2012 The New York Times Company

Winter 2012: Legal challenge to Wisconsin Voter ID by NAACP and Voces de la Frontera

http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=5581

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/dane-county-judge-to-revisit-request-to-halt-voter-id/article_ca4db706-5691-11e1-80de-001871e3ce6c.html

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