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Apr 13, 2011

Weekly Pulse: Paul Ryan's Medicare swindle

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Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn health care for the elderly into one big free-market death panel.
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Mar 23, 2011

Weekly Pulse: Vermont poised to pass single-payer

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Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private health insurance. The state's newly inaugurated Democratic governor, Peter Shumlin, unveiled his health insurance plan in early February.
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Feb 23, 2011

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' war on women

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This special edition of the Pulse is about the ongoing war against women being waged in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide.
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Feb 22, 2011

Weekly Audit: A recall fight brewing in Wisconsin?

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Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to protest a bill that would abolish most collective bargaining rights for public employees...
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Feb 8, 2011

Weekly Audit: The real legacy of Reaganomics

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Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Economist Yves Smith talked Reaganomics on the Real News Network.
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Feb 1, 2011

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Kochs' billionaire caucus

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Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday. The Kochs are best known for pumping millions into the ostensibly grassroots Tea Party movement.
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Jan 26, 2011

Weekly Pulse: Don't snort bath salts, kids

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According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and plant food to get their kicks. But keep in mind that "bath salt" and "plant food" are just euphemisms.

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