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Blog Post Archive

Parenting Without God

Originally posted at AcronymTV When asked if the world would be better off without God, Dan Arel, the author of Parenting Without God does not pull punches. “The world would be better off without the idea of God,’ Arel clarifies “the world is already without God.” Even at a time when the popularity of shows [...]

Increasing Both the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Minimum Wage Would Strengthen Wisconsin’s Families

From www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org. State lawmakers who want to help Wisconsin families recover from the recession should move to boost both the state’s earned income tax credit and its minimum wage. Each policy on its own helps make work pay for families struggling on low wages, but improving them at the same time goes further to putting [...]

Podcast: ‘Urban Shield’ & the Ramping Up of Police Militarization in the United States

One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted an annual major police gathering supported by corporations and law enforcement and security agencies from the local, state and federal level. Corporations displayed their military-grade...Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Welcome Eileen Appelbaum (CEPR), Rosemary Batt (Cornell University) and Host David Dayen (David’s webpage) (Twitter) Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street A couple weeks ago, Burger King announced a merger with the Canadian coffee-and-donuts chain Tim Hortons. Well, not actually Burger King, but 3G Capital, the private equity firm that owns [...]

Reeva Steenkamp: To the living we owe respect but to the dead we owe only the truth

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Good afternoon: The Guardian is reporting today: The parents of Reeva Steenkamp expressed anger and disbelief on Friday after Oscar Pistorius was formally acquitted of their daughter’s murder, insisting:Show More Summary

Letting the Rich Take All The Money

Someone should think about how we can make life better for everyone, even if it means the rich don’t get all the money.

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street – Book Salon Preview

Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides [...]

A Paradigm For Peace

Raise your hand if you weren’t surprised when fancy films of beheadings resulted in bombings? Keep your hand up if you weren’t shocked when bombings resulted in more brutality and beheadings? Is it possible we need a radically different way of thinking about how to solve violence? Listen to this quote: “Neither governments nor terrorists [...]

Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

“You can’t change the world with words Bill, unless you write those words in the evening news with blood.” – Tom Bowen, In the movie Non-Stop Glenn Beck tried to cash in on the feeling of unity many had after 9/11. His 9/12 project in 2009 was BS. But he did understand there was unity [...]

Sunday Talking Heads – September 14, 2014

Minimalist Talking Heads today. WASHINGTON JOURNAL. O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, David Winston and Jim Manley, U.S. Senate, James M. Goldgeier, American University ABC’S THIS WEEK: ISIS with White House Chef of Staff Denis McDonough on latest Administration strategy for ISIS. Plus, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, discusses Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since the [...]

Late Late Night FDL: The Pink Pill

The Pink Panther -- The Pink Pill. This DePatie-Freleng Enterprises cartoon was released on July 31, 1968.

Understanding Net Neutrality

Wednesday was Internet Slowdown Day—a digital day of action intended to call attention to the perils of an internet without net neutrality. A lot of people hear the term “net neutrality” and think it sounds vaguely like a good thing, but most people don’t really understand what it is — or what it can mean [...]

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Carl Hiaasen

Please Note: When I began this series, it was to cover a lot of authors whom I have found personally influential, even though this may only be because I enjoyed the stories they have told in their books or short stories. I’m just fortunate enough and well read enough that many of the authors I [...]

New York Times visits Youngstown, discovers huge and nonexistent transformation

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. On Monday the New York Times ran a piece by Nelson D. Schwartz titled “Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt.” As straight news articles go, it’s not very straight. For some reason, the Times likes to give the occasional sloppy, um, kiss to the fracking industry, and [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Terry Golway, Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

Welcome Terry Golway (Kean University) (Twitter) and Host PhoenixWoman (MercuryRising) (Twitter) Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics We all know the story as it’s the one we were taught in grade school: The Tammany machine was the epitome of public corruption. It ruled New York City with an iron fist [...]

Saturday Art and Archaeology; Maya Glyphs, Symbol Writings

Use of symbols has characterized early communications as far back as petroglyphs, cave drawings, and our earliest art objects now for the most part being recovered from graves. Often, early art reflects a use of modeling that resembles the same element from other, far distant locations. Glyphs formed a Mayan means of communication, and have [...]

Alaskans Turn Against Both Parties as Local Democrats Embrace an Independent Candidate

The number of Alaskans who identify with either major party has reached a new low. From Gallup: Alaska: Self-Reported Party Identification This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that recently Democrats in the state abandoned their own bid for governor to instead back an independent Bill Walker. That move turned what should of [...]

Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics – Book Salon Preview

A major, surprising new history of New York’s most famous political machine—Tammany Hall—revealing, beyond the vice and corruption, a birthplace of progressive urban politics. Hosted by Phoenix Woman, join us this afternoon at 5PM EDT, 2PM PDT to talk with Terry Golway about his new book. For decades, history has considered Tammany Hall, New York’s [...]

John Brennan, Dianne Feinstein, and the Soon-to-be-Released (?) Torture Report

CIA Director John "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Overseers" Brennan and Dianne Feinstein's Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (i.e., the aforementioned "Stinkin' Overseers") have been having a nasty little spat, revolving around both...Show More Summary

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