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Hightower: Perry executed a man who was ‘almost certainly’ innocent

On his radio show yesterday, progressive radio host Thom Hartmann spoke with populist Texas writer Jim Hightower about Gov. Rick Perry and the troubling tale of Cameron Willingham, a man who was “almost certainly” innocent, yet still was put to death. “This guy really puts the goober in gubernatorial,” Hightower…

Rewriting US history, GOP Rep claims Pilgrims fled European socialism

“Socialism” as a defined economic system did not emerge until the 20th century’s great industrial revolutions drove Russian laborers to unite behind Vladimir Lenin — but don’t tell that to Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO). Akin, according to a speech given on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday,…