National Review Dodges Cliven Bundy’s Racism While Lionizing Him

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 9:28 am

Conservatives often complain about the word racist being overused, that it is a cudgel used on the left to beat the right with. That would seem to be a fairly reasonable critique of any political label – that opportunists as well as the sincere will use a damaging label where it is not appropriate. But [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/24/2014

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 7:50 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad (NY Times) * Blow up the Times Op-Ed page, and start again! Why Friedman, Brooks and Dowd must go (Salon) * The Turn Against Transparency in Campaign Finance (The Atlantic) * Wall Street, War Hawks Fund Challenger [...]

Net Neutrality Edges Towards Death

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 7:00 am

The FCC appears to be about ready to throw in the towel and let the telcom monopolies sell speed to different sites ending any hope for the regulatory concept known as “Net Neutrality.” Soon firms that pay extra will have their content available faster and the principle that all content should be equal coming through [...]

Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:51 am

Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) But one article seemed to capture not just the [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/23/2014

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:41 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories On Serbia * Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is (WaPo) * Happy Krauthammer Day (Crooked Timber) * #myNYPD Twitter campaign backfires, promotes photos of police brutality (NY Daily News) * Poll Shows Tight Senate [...]

US Moves Troops Into Eastern Europe

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:07 am

The Pentagon has announced it is conducting joint exercises with Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with a contingent of approximately 600 US soldiers. The exercises are bilateral with each country involved and are occurring outside NATO in a revolving fashion. The move comes after a peace accord in Geneva appears to have broken down with [...]

Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories On Serbia

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:42 am

According to documents registered under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the firm 30 Point Strategies employed Noam Neusner to lobby journalists and others on behalf of the governments of Serbia and Turkey in 2011. One of the journalists Neusner contacted multiple times, according to the records, was Jamie Kirchick then at US State Department backed [...]

Koch Brothers Target Solar Industry

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:30 am

It was kind of inevitable wasn’t it? After annihilating the movement to regulate carbon emissions the fossil fuel industry, most prominently Koch Industries, is going after the solar industry. The Koch Brothers have partnered with large utilities to rollback programs to incentivize the use of renewable energy. Of chief concern are programs that help the [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/22/2014

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 7:39 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * Julian Assange book to recount clash with Google chief Eric Schmidt (Guardian) * The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest (NY Times) * Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged (LA Times) * Louie Gohmert Wants Congress To [...]

US Tells Russia It Has ‘Days’ To Comply With Agreement As Biden Visits Ukraine

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:09 am

While the accord in Geneva is in doubt after violence that broke out on Easter, the US reiterated its expectation that Russia live up to the deal or face more sanctions. A US official said Russia had “days, not weeks” to comply with the agreement. What effect, if any, the current round of sanctions are [...]

Key Chris Christie Advisor Mike DuHaime Cited As Link In Bridgegate Report

By: Monday April 21, 2014 10:26 am

One of Governor Chris Christie’s key advisors, Mike DuHaime, has been cited as the common link between the different Christie officials and staff that are known to be involved in the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. DuHaime is cited in a recent report issued by Christie’s lawyers to have been in communication [...]

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