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THE LAST TOXIC GASP OF NUCLEAR POWER
— Inside the dynamite new issue of CounterPunch magazine: John LaForge takes an unflinching survey of the state of the nuclear power industry in the wake of Fukushima: its ailing plants, leaking pipes, security threats, accumulating radioactive waste and escalating costs. David Macaray charts the end of the middle class in America over the last 50 years: declining incomes, growing debts, and mounting insecurity. Harry Browne recounts his journey by boat from Ireland to Wales to meet the family of Chelsea Manning. Lee Hall exposes the latest lethal scam of the cattle industry: a plan to slaughter elk in the Yellowstone country. Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on reading Camus in the time of drones; JoAnn Wypijewski on watching the Super Bowl with union laborers; Mike Whitney on the return of crappy mortgages; Chris Floyd on the selling and re-reselling of Bob Dylan; Kristin Kolb on the NYT’s poverty porn; and Lee Ballinger on the art of Tiffany Gholar.
Ted Cruze: one packet of twelve aspirin, three Band-Aids, and four yards of clothesline.
Michelle Bachmann: King James Bible and mandatory Sunday school attendance.
Paul Ryan: $30.00 in food stamps per month for a family of four.
Eric Cantor: CVS coupons.
Rush Limbaugh: no money for contraception, but chastity belts.
Charles and David Koch: a glass of formaldehyde.
Rick Santorum: four weeks of conversion therapy.
Charles R. Larson is Professor of Literature at American University in Washington, D.C. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.