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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Stories to Watch: 2/9/12

You know what's stupid? When you call your ISP about an internet outage after hours and the phone tree robot refers you to their website. Now here's the news...

Are we on the verge of developing an effective treatment for Alzheimer's?

The US approves its first nuclear plant in decades. This "despite objections from the country’s top regulator that safety issues raised by last year’s Fukushima meltdown were not fully addressed." So that sounds like a great and totally responsible idea. What's the worst that could happen?

Wingnut darling and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a commie.

Federal and state governments accept a $25 billion settlement from big banks over mortgage and foreclosure fraud. Ezra Klein has a collection of reactions to the news. My take, if you don't break up the big banks and send con men to prison, this is just going to happen all over again eventually.

Gutless Democrats allow themselves to be played by Republicans. What else is new?

No Child Left Behind begins to wither on the vine. And none too soon. Cutting funding to schools that are struggling? It was a bass-ackward, stupid idea from day one.

The GOP vs. the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I'm telling you, they're gunning for democracy itself.

Finally, Nancy Pelosi calls on Americans to rise up against Stephen Colbert.

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