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FATTENING WALL STREET — Mike Whitney reports on the rapid metamorphosis of new Fed Chair Janet Yallin into a lackey for the bankers, bond traders and brokers. The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs; A People’s History of Mexican Constitutions: Andrew Smolski on the 200 year-long struggle of Mexico’s peasants, indigenous people and workers to secure legal rights and liberties; Spying on Black Writers: Ron Jacobs uncovers the FBI’s 50 year-long obsession with black poets, novelists and essayists; O Elephant! JoAnn Wypijewski on the grim history of circus elephants; PLUS: Jeffrey St. Clair on birds and climate change; Chris Floyd on the US as nuclear bully; Seth Sandronsky on Van Jones’s blind spot; Lee Ballinger on musicians and the State Department; and Kim Nicolini on the films of JC Chandor.
Year of the Spoilers

Twenty-Five Ins and Outs for 2008

by RUSSELL MOKHIBER


In: Straight shooters
Out: Whiners

In: Medicare for all.
Out: Universal health care

In: Red States
Out: Blue States

In: March Across America
Out: The Nation Cruise

In: Baseball
Out: Football

In: Standing up to the Democratic Party’s BS
Out: The whole list of sycophants (you know who you are)

In: Finkelstein
Out: Dershowitz

In: Iran
Out: Iraq

In: Prohibit and punish.
Out: Cap and trade.

In: West Virginia
Out: Virginia

In: Ass kickers
Out: Progressives

In: Prosecute
Out: Regulate

In: Blacks
Out: Greens

In: Shunning and shaming
Out: Get along by going along

In: Political trainers
Out: Personal trainers

In: Tough it out.
Out: Wimp out.

In: Spoilers
Out: Crooks

In: Bottom Up
Out: Top Down

In: Confrontation.
Out: Kumbaya.

In: Nurses
Out: Doctors

In: Independents
Out: Democrats and Republicans

In: One state
Out: Two states and three states

In: Beer and chips
Out: Wine and cheese

In: Move In.
Out: Move On.

In: People
Out: Corporations

RUSSELL MOKHIBER is the Editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter.