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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
This spring, a group of inmates at a privately operated federal prison in Mississippi -- most of them undocumented immigrants from Mexico -- rose up against their guards, setting fires, taking hostages and ultimately killing one correctional officer.

The riot, the latest in a string of uprisings at low-security private prisons housing undocumented immigrants, came after complaints from prisoners about "substandard food, medical conditions and disrespectful staff members," according to a federal court affidavit filed by the FBI.
Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer
New Evidence Contradicts Major Romney Talking Point
Radical Health Care Plan Changes Coming For Some Workers
Report: Mitt Romney Dodging Taxes In Admittedly Creative Way
Ahmadinejad's Aides Go On Shopping Spree
Rep. Ed Markey: 50 Years After Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
While powerful, the polluter playbook is no match for the truth and those brave enough to shout it from the rooftops. That is the lesson of Rachel Carson. Her courage inspired citizens to demand change, even as polluters tried to silence the author of Silent Spring.
Linda Bergthold: Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform
In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.
George Bradt: A Framework for Turning Individuals' Strengths Into Team Synergies
Employees perform at different levels, when on different teams, in different situations with different people. Why do so many leaders spend so little time looking for synergies on their teams and so much time looking at individual performance?
Robert Reich: Romney's Goal for the Companies Bain Acquired: "Harvest Them at Significant Profit"
2012-09-27-ScreenShot20120927at1.50.15PM.pngBain Capital wasn't in the business of creating jobs. It was in the business of creating profits. The two goals aren't at all the same.
Jared Bernstein: Economic Indicators: Good News and Bad News
We're just not out of the economic woods. And that is, in no small part, the consequence of policy failure that pivoted to austerity and fiscal contraction way too soon.

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