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By Mustang BobbyJohn Yoo is one of those people who will go down in history as one of those benignly evil people who don’t actually do terrible things like commit torture or genocide themselves but enable those who do and defend them. Show More Summary
By Carl So, it was the best of times last week as I took a week’s break from the news and the grind of ordinary life and went on a tropical vacation to central America. Specifically, I went to the Honduran Bay Island of Roatan. And I couldn’t help but take a critical eye to my surroundings. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry So, Sarah Palin decided to blast Washington insiders for having a night of fun at the White House Correspondents Dinner. This was her Facebook post: Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. Show More Summary
(Montclair Patch): "Mark Sanford, Elizabeth Colbert Busch square off in live debate" (The Hill): "McCain: Putting troops in Syria the 'worst thing United States could do'" (New York Times): "Push to require online sales tax divides the GOP" (Yahoo News): "Tsarnaev questioned for 16 hours before he was read Miranda rights" (New York Times): "Congress rushes to aid the powerful"
(The Wall Street Journal): "Justice Breyer recovering after surgery" (CNN): "Source: Charlotte mayor to be nominated for transportation secretary" (TPM): "Black voter turnout passed white turnout for the first time in 2012" (New York Times): "Wealth gap widened among races since recession" (Bradenton Herald): "Forecasters peg ND river crest at low end of range"
By Richard K. Barry Sixties folksinger Richie Havens died last week at the age of 72 from a sudden heart attack. He is perhaps best known as the opening act at Woodstock in 1969. According to the Globe and Mail: As the event’s opening...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Who: Ken Cuccinelli campaign for governor Where: Virginia What's going on: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has an awful record on social issues (think trying to stop prohibitions on gay discrimination at state schools, mandatory ultrasounds, etc.). Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes You know how racism works, right? You hate blacks; you think they are violent. You see a news story about some black guy who killed his girlfriend. That's more evidence that blacks are violent. You see another news story about some black guy who helps young people start small businesses. Show More Summary
(The Hill): "Obama tell correspondents: 'I still make rookie mistakes'" (Reuters): "Ricin suspect charged" (ABC News): "Justice Breyer hospitalized after accident" (New York Times): "Loans borrowed against pensions squeeze retirees" (CNN): "Biden: Economic collapse kept McCain from the White House"
By Michael J.W. Stickings You may not know Italian post-prog band Nosound... but you should. Here's how they're described at their website: Nosound inventively combines influences from '70s psychedelia, '80s/'90s ambient and contemporary alternative, progressive and post rock. Show More Summary
(Politico): "White House correspondents partiers say Tom Brokaw got it wrong" (Reuters): "Mississippi man charged with attempted use of biological weapons" (Guardian Express): "New York to seek 9/11 victim remains and plane debris" (The...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times ran a story with the provocative headline "If You Like Judy Collins, Try Amy Speace." The writer, Val Haller, notes that Judy Collins has signed Ms. Speace to her own Wildflower music label. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry In an interview with KDSK-TV in Missouri, former Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) said that a political comeback is possible. You'll recall Akin of the "legitimate rape" comment, which destroyed a campaign that might otherwise have easily defeated Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Kenneth Rogoff, last year:In a series of academic papers with Carmen Reinhart... we find that very high debt levels of 90% of GDP are a long-term secular drag on economic growth that often lasts for two decades or more.Carmen...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyVia NBC: The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday to give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flexibility to defray spending cuts from its budget as part of the sequester, allowing the agency to restoreShow More Summary
(New York Times): "Pushing the GOP to support gay rights" (Fox Business): "More good labor news: Jobless claims fall 16K" (Ezra Klein): "The Democrats have lost on sequestration" (USA Today): "Obama: Planned Parenthood is 'not going anywhere'" (The Big Story): "GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states"
By Richard K. Barry Who: The Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell campaign Where: Kentucky What's going on: Steve Benen says it best. This ad "has to be seen to be believed. " The Republican lawmaker who's spent his career...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyIf you thought it was nice that all five living former and the current president got together yesterday to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and you thought it was magnanimous of men like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to say nice things about him, well, I’m not going to pee on your campfire. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes According to The Hill yesterday evening, House Lawmakers Pull Immigration to the Right. That's to be expected. As Idaho Republican Raul Labrador notes, "There's [sic] a lot of things in the Senate bill that are right,...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry Barbara Bush was asked on the Thursday morning Today Show if she thought son Jeb should run for president, to which she answered: He's by far the best qualified man, but no. I really don't. I think it's a great country. Show More Summary