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(National Journal): "''Meet the Press' host: Climate segment meant as debate on 'policies'" (Reuters): "Obama set to order new fuel standards for U.S. trucks" (New York Times): "Financier plans big ad campaign on climate change" (Time): "5 years after stimulus, Obama says it worked"(Politico): "Last call for state parties?"
By Michael J.W. Stickings As CNN is reporting, Republicans are crapping all over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its passage. That's the stimulus package that President Obama was able to get out of Congress, and specifically out of obstructionist, trickle-down Republicans, early in his first term. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's a short film of the glorious Gruta de las Maravillas (Grotto of the Marvels or Cave of Wonders), located in Aracena, Andalusia, in southern Spain. It was shot in stunning 4k HDR. The details are truly incredible. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Ed. note: Frank writes about film quite a bit at his blog, Frankly Curious, but we don't usually feature his film writing here, preferring to stick with his more political posts. But I couldn't resist this one, an excellent examination of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (which is actually quite political, as is Frank's post). Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings I get it. Japanese militarism and colonialism were a rather nasty business. While Japan hasn't exactly been much of an imperial power since its defeat in WWII, the Koreans, as well as the Chinese and others,...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings What's the matter with Kansas? What the fuck is the matter with Kansas? Well, in large part because of its Republican majority, it's a shithole of bigotry, and while much of the rest of the country moves toShow More Summary
(Slate): "Kansas’ anti-gay segregation bill is an abomination"(Times Dispatch): "Federal judge strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban" (Roll Call): "6 Republican senators switched their debt limit votes" (Bloomberg): "Obamacare damage-control teams seek to calm complaints" (CNN): "Snow dump burying parts of Northeast in massive winter storm"
By Michael J.W. Stickings I highly recommend Alec MacGillis's excellent piece on Chris Christie at The New Republic. It's a comprehensive look at the long and sordid political career of the scandal-ridden governor -- who he is, how he rose to power, and how he abused his power once in office. Show More Summary
(Jonathan Chait): "How House Republicans screwed their next presidential nominee" (Politico): "Poll: Warner leads Gillespie by 6 in Virginia" (Dallas News): "Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women" (National Journal): "Republicans look good in the Senate—except McConnell" (Politico): "A fight in Florida for national bragging rights"
By Michael J.W. Stickings The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin maintain significant historical importance, what with Jesse Owens and Leni Riefenstahl and the sheer horrendous spectacle of it all, but did you know that the 1936 Winter Olympics,...Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Really? Yes. Well, maybe: In a ruling that could open the door to gay marriage in Kentucky, a federal judge has struck down the state's ban on recognizing same-sex unions performed in states where it is legal. Show More Summary
(The Hill): "Dramatic debt vote stirs Senate" (New York Times): "‘Vote no, hope yes’ defines dysfunction in Congress" (CNBC): "Comcast set to buy Time Warner Cable in all-stock deal" (Real Clear Politics): "Obamacare sign-ups -- 3.3 million -- skew older, female" (ABC News): "New Orleans ex-Mayor: From reformer to convict"
By Michael J.W. Stickings The Republican capitulation over the debt ceiling, finally agreeing to a clean increase instead of demanding a ransom and thereby threatening national and possibly global economic apocalypse, is indeed a very big deal. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Brian Beutler wrote an interesting article over at Salon recently, Why They Hate Working America: GOP Equates Benefits With Personal Failure. It is about the Republican reaction to the CBO report that said that, because of Obamacare, some people would cut back the hours they work and others would stop working altogether. Show More Summary
(New York Times): "In Governors’ races this year, lessons for 2016" (Public Policy Polling): "Louisiana Senate race tightens"(Chicago Tribune): "Poll: Bruce Rauner gains early lead" (National Journal): "The Democrats' Colorado conundrum" (U-T San Diego): "Faulconer wins mayor's race"
By Mustang BobbyVia TPM, Pascal Tessier is the first openly gay Boy Scout to reach Eagle Scout status. For Tessier, it represents six years of work, 27 merit badges and projects in service, leadership and outdoor skills. He put all that at risk, though, to advocate publicly against the Scouts ban on gays.[...]Show More Summary
(Bloomberg Businessweek): "Obama to sign $10.10 minimum wage order on U.S. contract workers" (Greg Sargent): "GOP debt limit extortion is dead"(Joe Klein): "The Hillary Clinton papers: Not much there" (Reuters): "Yellen stays the course, says Fed to keep trimming stimulus" (Real Clear Politics): "What's a little spying between friends?"
(The Hill): "Team Clinton started talks on 2016 run night of Obama's victory" (CBS News): "Hillary Clinton: Monica Lewinsky a 'narcissistic loony toon'" (NBC News): "Latinos don't affect vast majority of House Republicans' races" (The Hill): "Obama raising funds for six Senate Dems" (National Journal): "Charlie Crist hugs Barack Obama all over again"
(Washington Post): "White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers until 2016"(New York Times): "House Republicans seek to trade debt deal for repeal on military pensions" (Roll Call): "Cruz does Boehner no favors" (The Atlantic): "Why Democrats will win on unemployment insurance" (BBC News China): "China and Taiwan in first government talks"
By Michael J.W. Stickings With the Olympics on, I've been spending more time than usual on Twitter, but over the past 24 hours what I've tweeted about most isn't Sochi but Michael Sam, the Missouri college football player who, ahead of this spring's NFL draft, announced publicly on Sunday that's he's gay. Show More Summary