December 20, 2011

Tuesday's Daily Brief

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Reid Won't Appoint Negotiators To Hammer Out Payroll Tax Cut Deal
Anthony Atala On Printing Organs
Troops, Police Shoot At Protesters In Pre-Dawn Raid On Tahrir Square
Romney Builds Support Among This Elite Group
Exotic Dangers: Could The Global Pet Trade Import The Next Pandemic?
Robert Creamer: The Real Attack on the Spirit of Christmas Comes From the Right Wing
Every year about this time the gang at Fox News and others in the Right Wing blogosphere get on their high horse about the "liberal attack on Christmas" -- or President Obama's "attack on Christmas."
Robert Reich: The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, But Who It's For
"Big government" isn't the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government.
Cara Santa Maria: Insanity: The Real Definition
"The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results," utters the know-it-all guy in the coffee shop offering free "therapy" to his visibly shaken friend. He couldn't be more wrong.
Biko Baker: 2011: The Year of the Activist
2011 was the year that America experienced an explosion of grassroots community activism. Seeing our hijacked democracy hurtling towards a fiery crash, the American citizen wrestled itself into the driver's seat, and is putting our country back on track.
Keli Goff: The Best of the Very Worst Christmas Movies
From those that missed the mark on the tube, to those that aimed to be holiday blockbusters at the theater but ended up being holiday busts, the one thing they all have in common is that they succeed in being bad in their own special ways.