For this weekend’s reading list, we have a 2011 progressive honor roll and progressive highlights from the past year, the ridiculous waste of money that is TSA, and debunking of conservative myths about immigration and Islam.
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The Progressive Honor Roll of 2011 – The Nation’s listing of the most legislators, organizations, books, news sources, etc. to the progressive movement in 2011.
10 Good Things About a Not So Bad Year - the Arab Spring, Wisconsin protests, OWS, and other good things from 2011, a year in which the progressive movement stirred back to life
Smoke Screening – an interview with Bruce Schneier about how ineffective and misdirected the billions of dollars that the Transportation Security Administration, TSA, spends each year on airport “security” is.
2011′s Top Five Immigration Myths – debunking conservative anti-immigrant myths about “securing the border,” immigrants and voting, deportations and amnesty, and the impact of immigrants on the US economy.
5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam - an interesting and amusing debunking of five of the biggest anti-Muslim myths (h/t to Norbrook)