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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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White Stuff

Any more snow and we may have to send this to western New York.

Late, Late Night FDL: Superstar

Luther Vandross - Superstar Luther was a Superstar...

Burying My Father Who Was One of My Biggest Fans

My dad is being buried today in a cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana. He died from a heart attack in the middle of the night while he was sleeping on November 14. He was fifty-six years-old. I'll take a moment to celebrate him, Thomas Gosztola.

Uber Discloses Interest in Destroying Critics in Media

Uber, one of Silicon Valley's most malevolent creations, is getting some seriously bad PR after one of its executives claimed the company was interested in smearing journalists. The Uber executive, Emil Michael, apparently told Ben Smith...Show More Summary

Late Night: Game Over

Last night I made the mistake of upgrading my Candy Crush. Game Over, the upgrade bonked out my app and like the idiot I am, I deleted it to reinstall. Well, that didn’t work and apparently I’ve lost all that hard work and would have to restart at Level One. Frankly, life is too short. [...]

Attorney General of California Calls Legalization Inevitable

In another positive sign of how quickly the debate around marijuana reform is shifting, California, Attorney General Kamala Harris now thinks marijuana legalization in her state is inevitable.

Jonathan Cohn Rewrites History for Jonathan Gruber

Defense of Jonathan Gruber by Jonathan Cohn in the New Republic

Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

The end of privacy in the United States was brought about as much by technology as intention. Those who claim there is little new here — the government read the mail of and wiretapped the calls and conversations of Americans under COINTELPRO from 1956 to at least 1971, for example – do not fully understand the impact of technology.

The Ignorance of Ron Fournier and the Genius of Mitch McConnell

Affordable Care Act is a complete vindication of Mitch McConnell's pure obstructionism strategy. He reasoned that if he could simply deny Obama the bipartisan label he wouldn't be able to sell his proposals to the Republicans or the self styled centrists. It worked. Beltway pundits just saw no votes from Republicans without looking at the substance of the legislation.

Seems familiar

I’m sure the perpetual knocking off of “Number Threes” goes on though.

Late Late Night FDL: Stompin’ At The Savoy

Nat King Cole -- Stompin' At The Savoy from The Nat King Cole Show presenting for the first time on television Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philarmonic.

Over Easy: Outside the Borders

An act so hideous that it is being rejected as beyond credulity by parents of murdered young men has become the force that unites the Mexican public against longterm corruption and criminal involvement by all levels of their governments and the police forces throughout the country. Show More Summary

Remembering Obama’s Biggest Broken Health Care Promise

Since there has been a lot of media focus on Jonathan Gruber’s recently uncovered remarks about the American voters, I want to put it in the proper historic context. During the 2008 election a major attack line from candidate Obama was pointing out that John McCain planned to tax employer-provided health insurance. Show More Summary

US Delegation Refuses to Explain to UN Committee Why Durham Review Ended in No Prosecutions for Torture

Members of the United Nations Committee Against Torture reviewing the United States' compliance with the Convention Against Torture (CAT) asked multiples times for further explanation of why a preliminary review into allegations of torture ended in no prosecutions. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi Claims Not to Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is, Cited Him on Her Website in 09?

After MIT economist and consultant Jonathan Gruber was revealed on video to have said selling Obamacare involved being dishonest and that American voters were stupid it is not surprising that elected officials are trying to distance themselves from him. Show More Summary

Watch Ethan Nadelmann Make the Case Against the Drug War

If you want a good speech highlighting the problems caused by the international war on drugs and its origins, you should listen to this TED talk by Ethan Nadelmann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

LIVESTREAM: Walmart Workers in Los Angeles Hold First-Ever Sit-Down Strike

Today, Walmart workers in Los Angeles escalated the fight for fair wages and treatment, holding the first-ever sit-down strike at a Walmart store. Workers entered the store this morning and refused to move, holding a sit-in near cash registers and racks. “Stand Up, Live Better! Sit Down, Live Better!” the group chanted before sitting down.

Democrats’ Brand Sinks to Record Low

The American public’s opinion of Obama is historically bad. According to Gallup, only 36 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Democratic party, the lowest it has ever been in Gallup’s surveys and the first time in three years that the Republican party has scored higher on favorability.

As Ukraine Conflict Heats Back Up Scholars Point to NATO Expansion as Cause of Tensions

Now that NATO has claimed to have seen Russian military equipment entering Ukraine in the past few days and prospects for peace appear elusive some scholars are beginning to analyze how we got here. The charge of a “Russian invasion”...Show More Summary

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