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Mitt Romney Not Running For President

By: Friday January 30, 2015 10:11 am

No, Mitt Romney isn't running for president, despite multiple reports to the contrary: http://t.co/jgQWeOpbn4 pic.twitter.com/Xwldlbz80u — Poynter (@Poynter) January 30, 2015 Put the brakes on the bland wagon. Today Mitt Romney announced he will not be a candidate for president in 2016 saying “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it [...]

Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

By: Friday January 30, 2015 7:12 am

Anti-#KeystoneXL pipeline protesters at Obama / House Dems retreat in Philly pic.twitter.com/MvKYisOcs5 — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) January 29, 2015 Yesterday the Senate passed a bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sand oil through the US to the gulf coast. The vote was 62-36 and nine Democrats – [...]

Does Uber Make A Universal Basic Income Inevitable?

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 10:03 am

Rise in incomes of top 10% mirrors the decline in unionization -@EconomicPolicy http://t.co/yCZf2b8YBU pic.twitter.com/I5oEklLcfu — John Schmitt (@jschmittwdc) January 22, 2015 We’re pretty much screwed. Precariousness has already been established as the defining feature of the modern labor market, but things are set to get even worse if a story by Farhad Manjoo over at The [...]

Andrew Sullivan To Quit Blogging

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 6:25 am

Andrew Sullivan has announced that he is giving up blogging to “return to the actual world again.” Given his history of presenting false stories and unrealistic political analysis this might be a good thing. Perhaps being in the actual world will yield some lessons. It is hard to imagine that someone so in love with [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Contains Provison To Help Wall Street Avoid Regulations

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:41 am

Protest in NYC happening right now-people out in the snow & cold to #StopFastTrack & #TPP! http://t.co/GbTUjaPSY9 pic.twitter.com/InCa6cK49D — Kevin Zeese (@KBZeese) January 26, 2015 Try to hide your surprise. One of the reasons the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being kept secret is because it has unpopular and reckless policies in it such as deregulating [...]

Jonathan Chait Upset About Diversity In Media

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 7:14 am

And for some odd indeterminable reason, people tend not to forget images like this. RT @shani_o: pic.twitter.com/xpbPaY40CG — Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) December 4, 2014 New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait, best known for being one of the “good liberals” who promoted the Iraq War, is still mad that The New Republic will no longer be [...]

As GOP Targets Social Security Arguments Raised To Expand It

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 10:57 am

CNN: Why is GOP going after Social Security? http://t.co/B1RLjfxhrG #GopDontCare #UniteBlue #TNTweeters pic.twitter.com/acfgP25zez — Brook Bufa (@jupiter896) January 27, 2015 Not surprisingly, the new Republican-led Congress is, once again, planning to attack Social Security as part of the party’s historic blood oath to undo anything associated with the New Deal no matter how successful. That [...]

Koch And Friends Pledge To Spend Almost $1 Billion On 2016 Races

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:15 am

#Koch brothers spending versus #union spending. There's really no comparison — the Kochs outspend everyone. pic.twitter.com/e1nPrrPJDh — #BoycottKoch (@GoodbyeKoch) January 19, 2015 Just as Republicans attempted to opportunistically use wealth inequality as an issue against Democrats news breaks that the Koch brothers and their comrades plan to spend nearly $1 billion on the 2016 elections. [...]

Pentagon Launches Essay Contest To Glorify Former King Abdullah

By: Monday January 26, 2015 10:41 am

Tony Blair on King Abdullah: "He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed." pic.twitter.com/X0evgK5Zur — Tom Copley (@tomcopley) January 23, 2015 You can’t make this stuff up, actually you have to as only a fictitious rendition of the life of King Abdullah would be in any way flattering. The Department of Defense, [...]

Feinstein And McCain Want US Troops In Yemen

By: Monday January 26, 2015 7:11 am

Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain both publicly stated that they are in favor of putting US troops smack into the middle of a civil war going on in Yemen. Having apparently learned nothing from the previous decade of faceplants in the Middle East, the senators want to escalate America’s involvement in Yemen from drone [...]

FOIA: Department of Justice CCIPS Notes On Aaron Swartz Investigation

By: Friday January 23, 2015 10:16 am

In early 2013 I sent a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests out to three government agencies that I knew were investigating the late Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide in January of that year arguably in part due to the harassment he was facing from state authorities. I was not a personal friend [...]

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