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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5494
Posts / Week:29.3
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Don't Feel Bad for Tall People on Planes. They Probably Make More Money Than You.

Amid the raging, only-in-August debate over whether it is ever okay to recline your airplane seat, a good dose of schadenfreude has been directed at the vertically advantaged, as summed up by this tweet from one of my own bosses: Tall...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 27, 2014

The Class of 2015 at West Point receive their class rings as they enter their final academic year. (US Army Photos by John Pellino/ USMA DPTMS VI)

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 26, 2014

US Marines conduct a Helicopter Support Team exercise. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco)

Charts: Kids Are Paying the Price for America’s Prison Binge

As students return to the classroom this fall, one large group of children will be more likely than their peers to suffer learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, chronic school absence, and a host of other health concerns. Show More Summary

GOP Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Calling Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos"

On Friday, we reported on Minnesota Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn's history of incendiary comments about women, American Indians, gays, people he suspected of being gay, and President Obama's family. Two days later,...Show More Summary

10 of the Worst Congressional Acronyms Ever

Ten of the worst (or possibly greatest) congressional backronyms—intentional acronyms created by attention-seeking lawmakers, or more likely, their poor staffers: CHOMP: Consumers Have Options for Molar Protection Act, sponsored by former Rep. Show More Summary

Iowa GOP Official Warns That Child Migrants Might Be Highly Trained "Warriors"

Iowa Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott has a special theory about the flood of child migrants entering the United States: What if they're secretly ninjas? Republican congressmen have previously argued that the 70,000Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 22, 2014

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic, performs a live-fire exercise to prepare for future deployment. (US Navy Photo)

Compton to District Security Guards: Go Ahead, Bring Your AR-15s to School

When students in the Compton Unified School District return to classrooms on Monday, some of them will have new pencils or notebooks. Their teachers will have new textbooks. But this year, the district's campus police will be getting...Show More Summary

Another GOP Candidate Says Migrant Kids Might Have Ebola (They Don't.)

Arizona speaker of the house Andy Tobin is the latest Republican politician to suggest migrants from Central America might bring the Ebola virus with them to the United States. Tobin, who is seeking the GOP nomination for the state's...Show More Summary

The American Correctional Association Ushered Me Out of Its Convention With Armed Guards

I've dealt with surly, armed prison guards in my reporting career, but Tuesday was the first time the encounter involved a PR man kicking me out of a convention I had personally requested to attend, paid for, and traveled across country to attend. Show More Summary

Here’s Why Bank of America’s $17 Billion Settlement Probably Won’t Cost It That Much

On Thursday, the Justice Department announced a record $17 billion settlement with Bank of America over accusations that the bank—as well as companies it later bought—intentionally misled investors who purchased financial products backed by toxic subprime mortgages. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 21, 2014

The US Marines practice weapon proficiency during a crew-served weapons familiarization shoot to serve in the Asia-Pacific Region. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor)

Gun-Pointing Cop Who Threatened to Kill Ferguson Protesters Is Suspended

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were relatively calm yesterday, especially compared to previous nights where heavily armed police have responded to protests with tear gas and arrests. But there was at least one police officer who took things a little too far. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 20, 2014

After a training mission, F-15 Eagles of the US Air Force fly over wildland fires in Southern Oregon. (High-G Productions photo by Jim "Hazy" Hazeltine.)

Watch: Livestream from Ferguson: August 19

The live stream feed via Vice News and Tim Pool was largely mellow for most of the night, Aug. 19, until about 11: 50 p.m. CDT, when a thrown bottle led to police moving in. Watch the live stream here: 12:04 p.m. CDT: Ryan DevereauxShow More Summary

This Is Rick Perry's Mugshot

Rick Perry was booked today on charges of abuse of power that look pretty flimsy. Say what you will about his awful retrograde conservative politics, but Rick Perry is a handsome devil. #BREAKING @GovernorPerry booking photo just released http://t.co/EQmoHi2lm3 pic.twitter.com/QSI2E0vKLy — NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) August 19, 2014

Amnesty International's Latest Hot Spot? Ferguson.

Amnesty International is best known for monitoring human rights conditions in places like Afghanistan and China—while active in the United States, it rarely makes headlines here. That's why the sight of yellow-clad Amnesty activistsShow More Summary

Here's What Amnesty International Is Doing in Ferguson

Amnesty International is best known for monitoring human rights conditions in places like Afghanistan and China—while active in the United States, it rarely makes headlines here. That's why the sight of yellow-clad Amnesty activistsShow More Summary

The Man Who Ran Contra Propaganda for Reagan Is Guatemala’s New DC Lobbyist

In late July, with child migrants still surging across the US-Mexico border, President Obama met with Central American leaders to discuss a response to the crisis. Not satisfied with Obama's plans, Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina...Show More Summary

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