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Archive for December 15th, 2011

Numbers Don’t Lie: Iraqis Much Worse Off Now Than Under Saddam

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 15, 2011

David Dayen takes some facts and figures from Juan Cole to create the following series of Tweets detailing just how much of a catastrophe the US-led invasion was for Iraq and Iraqis not named Ahmad Chalabi:

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Walker Recall Organizers Hitting Their Goal

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 15, 2011

It sounds like, exactly one month after the recall effort against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker was started, there are more than enough signatures to trigger it:

The effort to recall the Republican governor kicked off on Nov. 15, and organizers have until Jan. 17 to collect more than 540,000 valid signatures to force a spring recall election.

The blog New Dog Democrat reported Wednesday that more than 550,000 signatures have been collected and that organizers want to hit the 1 million mark before the deadline.

“After weeks of gathering signatures at a lightning pace, United Wisconsin is soon announcing that they have enough signatures to turn in and recall the governor, but will push for around 1,000,000,” the blog stated.

This despite countless efforts by right-wing interests to monkey with the process.

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