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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

No Bribery Equals No Corruption

William Dudley, former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, is going to keep Goldman Sachs from setting the financial world on fire, with lots of input from his friends at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase....

Book Salon Preview: Angels by the River, A Memoir

In Angels by the River, James Gustave “Gus” Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one of the nation’s most influential mainstream environmentalists and eventually to the system­-changing activism that shapes his current work.

Late Late Night FDL: Pink Daddy

The Pink Panther -- Pink Daddy, from The Pink Panther Show. This Mirisch Films DePatie-Freleng Enterprises cartoon first aired on November 18, 1978.

Late Night: The Muse of the Snowdragon

There’s an inspiring system of ice caves in the Sandy Glacier on the west face of Mount Hood in Oregon (waving to Suz here). In the past few years these caves have been spelunked, photographed and filmed. Here is the haunting result...

Movie Review: “Braddock America”

“Braddock, America” is a feature length documentary now in limited release set in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a former steel town now left to literally rust away to hell. Like so, so many other towns in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West VirginiaShow More Summary

New Report Highlights “Revolving Door” Between Government and LNG Firms

In their “hiring spree,” LNG companies were able to recruit former Obama administration officials such as Heather Zichal, who was the deputy assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. Zichal is now with Cheniere Energy, which the report notes received the first approval by the Obama administration for LNG exports.

FBI Sting Operation in St. Louis: Preemptive Policing Ahead of Announcement of Grand Jury Decision

Days before a grand jury announcement is expected on whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for killing an unarmed black teenager, Mike Brown, the FBI has reportedly targeted and caught two men with alleged connections...Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War

From his opening story about the vast shipments of cash to Iraq in the early days of the U.S. invasion to his final chapter on the U.S. government’s attacks on Diane Rourk and the four NSA whistleblowers, James Risen paints a brilliant...Show More Summary

The Nuclear Option Catch-22 for Republicans

The problem is there is no way for Republicans to undo the Democrats' rule change without validating what Democrats did.

Waiting for the Ferguson Grand Jury: After the Election

While we’re waiting for the St. Louis County grand jury to weigh in on the matter of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, there’s been lots of preparations being made by activists, the police (at all levels), businesses, and residents of Ferguson in particular and the St. Show More Summary

Come Saturday Morning: Obama, Immigration, and the Cray-Cray

Well before November, the Senate Republicans had a big fat list of all the things they intended to do once they retook the upper chamber: kill the EPA, gut Federal employees' pensions, hand out more free-money tax breaks to the rich, yadda yadda yadda. But they can't do any of that just yet, because their base is all riled up by the bright shiny object called "immigration".

Late Night: The Roundup

Enjoy your weekend folks! James Risen will be here tomorrow to discuss his new book and James Gustave Speth will be here on Sunday with his memoir. - Uh-oh. Editors in Egypt pledged not to criticize any institution in the country; Still,...Show More Summary

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we're the biggest enablers to Israel's illegal occupation...!

Judge: ATF Agents Encourage People to Commit Crimes They Otherwise Wouldn’t Commit

In a case involving a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) “reverse sting” on an imaginary cocaine stash house, federal prosecutors have requested that an appeals court reinstate charges against two men who had drug...Show More Summary

Vice President Biden Visits Ukraine to Show Support

In an event today in Ukraine Vice President Joe Biden stood next to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko to announce, on the one year anniversary of the overthrow of the previous government, that the US would continue its commitment to the ruling group in Kiev. Show More Summary

House Republicans Finally File Suit Against President Obama

The long promised House Republican’s lawsuit against the Obama administration based on his executive action related to health care is finally here.

Congressional Research Service Report on Taxing Legal Marijuana

If you want insight into how Congress might eventually treat marijuana when it is finally legalized at the federal level, you should read this new Congressional Research Service report on possible options for taxing cannabis. The service...Show More Summary

New York Fed Head William Dudley to Give Yet Another Speech on Wall Street’s Corrupt Culture

Former Goldman Sachs Chief Economist and current President of the New York Federal Reserve, William Dudley, is preparing to once again speak on Wall Street's corrupt culture. He's not going to do anything about it, but he does love to...Show More Summary

The Importance of Not Being Quiet

Last night President Obama did the right thing and will help millions of people in this country. It was a big day for immigration reform groups and a powerful vindication of an aggressive form of activism.

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