February 24, 2012
#Sidney's Picks: Pelosi on Colbert; A Little Help from "The Help"; Glenn Beck's Gold
Sidney picks the best of the week’s news:
- Nancy Pelosi keeps her Lenten promise to be kind to Republicans by appearing on the Colbert Report to discuss why SuperPACs are ruining democracy.
- It’s not a schlocky movie, it’s a political opportunity! How domestic workers are using The Help to create social change, by Rinku Sen of Colorlines.
- Goldline International, Glenn Beck’s favorite sleazy gold company, has been ordered by a court to refund $4.5 million to customers and stop telling the rubes that the feds are coming for their gold, Stephanie Mencimer reports for Mother Jones.
- Greg Kaufman, author of the “This Week in Poverty” column for The Nation, on why the unemployment benefits extension doesn’t go far enough.