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More than 50,000 people email New York Post over chimp cartoon in less than one day

More than 50,000 members of ColorOfChange.org sent emails to New York Post Publisher Paul Carlucci on Thursday protesting the paper's decision to run a controversial political cartoon.

Digital TV for all? Not so fast

NEW YORK, Feb 20 (IPS) - Imagine turning on your television and all you see is black and white fuzz. This might be the scenario for the estimated 6 million U.S. citizens who have been left in the dark when it has come to the nation's required digital television transition.

Chasm between words and deeds

When I heard Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina call for bank nationalization, and Sen. Chuck Schumer say “well .... let’s hold on a little longer,” I considered re-reading Alice in Wonderland. Schumer’s reluctance merely exposes him as a liberal pawn of Wall Street (there was never much doubt about that), but in fact it’s now hard to find an economist who does not favor nationalization as the only means of removing toxic assets from bank balance sheets and restarting lending.

A victory for Obama and the people

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion economic recovery bill to create millions of new jobs and extend safety-net programs for millions of unemployed workers and the poor, it was a stunning victory over Republican stonewalling. It was also a victory over corporate media naysayers, who are pounding a negative drumbeat against Obama and his New Deal type approach to rescuing the plunging economy


Eddie Carthan and the struggle for Black empowerment in the Deep South

In Jackson, Miss., when the air is heated all day by a blazing sun, it doesn’t cool off at night. Instead, like a sponge, it soaks up the moist winds coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. I remember how, on a hot and humid July night in 1981, I counted the steps from my car door to the motel entrance, praying that there would be an air conditioner inside.

A-Rod refuses to call himself 'cheater'

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez refused to call himself a cheater when addressing the media Tuesday for the first time since his admission of doping.

Obama unveils four-step housing fix

Up to 9 million families facing home foreclosure could see relief under President Barack Obama's newly unveiled housing plan announced Feb. 18 in Mesa, Arizona.

Grand Rapids, Mich. eager for jobs, relief

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – When Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) voted twice against President Obama's economic stimulus package, voted twice to kill approximately 7,500 jobs in his congressional district in and around Grand Rapids.

Robinson crowned All-Star Slam Dunk champion

February 16 (Xinhua) Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks upset defending champion Dwight Howard to win the slam dunk competition Saturday at the NBA All-Star weekend.

DC vote launches postcard campaign for D.C. voting rights

DC Vote recently launched a postcard campaign in support of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 (DC VRA), a bill that will give residents of Washington, D.C., a voting member in Congress.

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