"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 28, 2010

Bits and Pieces for the Week of October 24 - 30

More on prison privatization in Arizona... “Arizona is now second in the US for poverty, 50th in spending on education for public school students, and fourth in the nation on our prison costs,” (7 of 6)

Profit... the real drive behind Arizona's xenophobia. (7 of 6)

Whether or not Californians support Meg Whitman, all of us should thank her for pumping $162 Million (so far) in campaign dollars into the state's economy.  Thanks, Meg! (Mike)

Judges channeling Jon Stewart... restoring sanity... 9th Circuit upholds Washington's campaign-disclosure laws. "A federal appeals court upheld Washington state's campaign-disclosure laws Tuesday, saying the requirements don't violate the First Amendment rights of a group that didn't want to reveal its donors in a 2008 opposition campaign to an assisted-suicide ballot measure." (7 of 6)

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