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May 14, 2012, 10:05am

In a new book, End This Depression Now!, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says the current economic problems can be fixed both more easily and more quickly than anyone imagines. But politicians’ desire to slash spending is deeply destructive, and he details why austerity is so appealing even to Very Serious People – and why it’s such a bad idea.

In the scary months that followed the fall of Lehman Brothers, just about all major governments agreed that the sudden … Read more »

May 08, 2012, 10:05am

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May 07, 2012, 10:05am

By David Schwartz, Reuters

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.

The Republican-backed Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations offering abortions.

“By signing this measure into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds … Read more »

May 07, 2012, 10:05am

By Brad Jacobson, AlterNet

More than a year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) present similar assurances of the site’s current state: challenges remain but everything is under control. The worst is over.

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which … Read more »

May 07, 2012, 10:05am

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May 02, 2012, 10:05am

By Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News

The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.

When our country was formed, women were not just second-class citizens. They were third- or fourth-class citizens. Women couldn’t vote or play a significant role in the political life of the … Read more »

May 01, 2012, 10:05am

By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, Published: April 27

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack … Read more »

April 24, 2012, 10:04am

By Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety

A bumblebee flies around the blossoms on an azalea. (photo: AP)

Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of … Read more »

April 24, 2012, 10:04am

By Frank Rich.

The old, white, rich men who are buying this election.

http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/72-72/11085-sugar-daddies… Read more »

April 18, 2012, 10:04am

By The New York Times | Editorial

Taxes are never popular, especially in April of an election year. But the Republicans’ latest effort to tilt the tax code in favor of the wealthy, and starve the government of needed revenue, is particularly cynical.

This week, the House Republican leadership is expected to bring up the “Small Business Tax Cut Act,” a bill to let most business owners deduct up to 20 percent of their business income in 2012 – a … Read more »

August 15, 2011, 10:08am

Express.co.uk – By Jane Clinton

THEY met her when she was an 18-year-old new kid on the block performing in a tiny club. Wearing an outfit of her own creation (a white blouse and a long herringbone skirt) she opened her mouth, began to sing and brought one woman in the audience to tears.

“I started to cry and I did not stop throughout this little gig in Greenwich Village,” says celebrated lyricist Marilyn Bergman who was with her husband … Read more »

July 27, 2011, 11:07am

Amazon.ca exclusively premiered the new What Matters Most Trailer online today with new interviews of Barbra and the Bergmans. The video tells the stories behind several of the album’s tracks, features footage from the studio recordings with Barbra, and previews new clips of “Solitary Moon,” “Alone in the World,” “The Same Hello The Same Goodbye,” and “What Matters Most.”

Amazon.ca exclusively premiered the new What Matters Most Trailer online today with new interviews of Barbra and the Bergmans. The video … Read more »

July 20, 2011, 10:07am

Just announced: another exciting sweepstakes opportunity from The Official Barbra Streisand Music Store! Pre-order any configuration of Barbra’s new album, What Matters Most, and you’ll automatically be entered to win:

– 2 tickets to the premiere of “My Mother’s Curse” in Spring 2012
– 2 roundtrip airfare tickets
– 2 nights’ hotel accommodations

For complete sweepstakes details, official rules and to enter to win, click here.

Plus, all pre-orders get to hear two selections from the album before anyone … Read more »

June 29, 2011, 10:06am

Barbra has long desired to release an album with lyrics only by her longtime collaborators and dear friends, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. That dream will finally be realized with her latest release What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, coming August 23.

What Matters Most

The new album, which Barbra personally produced, features ten Bergman songs which she has never previously recorded. Included in the set are the Academy Award-winning song “The Windmills of Your Mind” … Read more »

June 07, 2011, 3:06am

Close to 40% away from reaching our final goal of $250,000 in donations, we would like to thank all those who have donated to Barbra’s campaign in advancing research in Women’s Heart Disease. If you haven’t donated just yet, there is still time to help support the cause.

As a reminder, the work of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai is vital. Did you know that heart disease takes the lives of more women than all cancers combined? Also, did … Read more »

May 09, 2011, 12:05pm

Barbra would like to clarify some facts about her involvement with The Normal Heart, in response to some comments that Larry Kramer has made to Entertainment Weekly.

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/truth-alert/barbra-sets-record-straight-normal-heart… Read more »

April 28, 2011, 10:04am

The auction winner and one (1) guest will visit the set of the upcoming comedy MY MOTHER’S CURSE, starring Barbra Streisand and have the rare opportunity to meet the one and only Ms. Barbra Streisand.

MY MOTHER’S CURSE is about a mother (Barbra Streisand) who travels with her inventor son (Seth Rogen) across the country as he peddles his latest product. Throughout the trip, the two come to have a deeper more meaningful appreciation of each other.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Read more »

March 23, 2011, 3:03am

It’s the end of an era. It wasn’t just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count.… Read more »

March 03, 2011, 11:03am

President Bill Clinton to Speak at Public Counsel’s Annual Event Celebrating 40 Years of Service for American Families, Youth and Veterans

Forty-second President Will Receive 2011 William O. Douglas Award Presented by the Legendary Singer/Actress Barbra Streisand

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will receive Public Counsel’s 2011 William O. Douglas Award at its annual event on March 18. The former … Read more »

February 23, 2011, 10:02am


The work of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai is vital. Did you know that heart disease takes the lives of more women than all cancers combined? Can you imagine? I was so surprised when I learned this.

The symptoms of a heart attack are often different in women than in men. But for decades, women have been treated for cardiovascular disease based on medical research done on men.

How is this possible? Women are different … Read more »