October

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GOP bill would expose Grand Canyon to uranium mining

Republicans are proposing a bill that would expose one million acres of Grand Canyon National Park to uranium mining, which critics say would spread pollution and destroy 8,000 jobs.

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Millions wear purple, GOP hopeful bashes gays

Millions are wearing purple Thursday to mark the second annual Spirit Day, when people put on the color purple to show support for LGBT youth.

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In Virginia, North Carolina, President Obama touts jobs bill

Winding up a two-state tour this week, President Barack Obama stumped throughout North Carolina and Virginia, campaign-style, to rally support for the American Jobs Act.

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Occupy Chicago fills the jail with inspiration and solidarity

On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.

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Antiwar veterans deploy to Fleet Week

Every October the San Francisco Bay Area is "invaded and occupied" for five days by a gargantuan display of U.S. military power called Fleet Week.

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Who owns foreclosed homes in Mass.? No one seems to know

A new and potentially significant wrinkle was added to the ongoing crisis in the housing market.

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Fox's Huckabee openly backs vote suppression

Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and currently a Fox News host, has brought his party's voter suppression efforts completely out of the closet.

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Martin Sheen, George Clooney call for more support for Obama

Sheen said, "Steady, steady: You're talking about a very special man," and continued, "I don't think he's getting a lot of help. He's done a great job."

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College costs, public and private, continue to rise

If you're looking for a college education, plan to be in debt for a long, long time. The cost of schools is on the rise - again.

Shocking report shows tax break created no jobs

The big tax break of 2004 - which the then-sitting Congress and the Bush administration promised would bring jobs and revamp the economy - did little more than stuff $300 billion into the pockets of the rich.

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