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Rahm Emanuel And The Selling Of Chicago

In an excellent, lengthy piece for In These Times (I strongly urge you to go read it all), Rick Perlstein uses Rahm Emanuel as an example of how to transfer the assets of a city into the pockets of pals and donors: So things rest: Most privatization deals fail every public policy test. Show More Summary

New Program Will Support Clean Energy And Efficiency For Low-Income Residents

“This partnership will open up a whole new channel for private capital to come in and deliver energy savings to a population that would benefit enormously, without any new expenditure of public funds required.” The post New Program Will Support Clean Energy And Efficiency For Low-Income Residents appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Cliven Bundy’s Son Jailed For Resisting Arreste

Ryan Bundy is charged for resisting arrest when officers approached him about an outstanding warrant. Bundy, 42, was in Iron County court Tuesday for a separate case when police approached him about the warrant, which was for interfering with an animal control officer. “When told about the warrant Mr. Bundy both verbally and physically resisted [...]

The Rocky Steps

Every time I drive past the Philadelphia Art Museum, no matter the weather, I see people running up the steps, and people at the bottom getting their pictures taken in front of the Rocky statue -- people from all over the world. There's...Show More Summary

Dept. Of Education Is Oh So Helpful To Sleazy For-Profit College. Why?

Why did the Department of Education bail these bastards out? And as Matthew Bruckner explains today in Credit Slips, not only did the Administration rescue enable the government to escape losses on debt that otherwise could have been...Show More Summary

With Supreme Court victory over Obamacare in sight, disaster looms for Republicans

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

They got nuthin'. Congressional Republicans have a big job ahead of them in the next five months. They have to convince the Supreme Court that the nation's healthcare system won't be thrown into chaos if the court strikes down federal subsidies under Obamacare. Show More Summary

Study Links Youth Football To Long-Term Brain Impairment In NFL Players

The study's implications for youth football players in general, however, are less clear, showing that more research is needed. The post Study Links Youth Football To Long-Term Brain Impairment In NFL Players appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sanders: Hillary 'Probably Not' Bold Enough For 2016

I'm guessing he wasn't real pleased at reading with his morning coffee that Hillary Clinton sees no real competition in the Democratic primary: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a potential candidate for president, on Thursday expressed little...Show More Summary

Speak No Evil: Google Was Gagged By The Feds Over Wikileaks Investigation

So the feds tried to get information from Twitter about an Icelandic politician who was supporting Wikileaks. They institute a broad gag order for an indeterminate period of time that's probably unconstitutional, because "we don't like...Show More Summary

Romney’s Big Idea For Fighting Poverty Has Already Failed

Mitt Romney wants to make fighting poverty a key pillar of his campaign, but promoting marriage is unlikely to do anything. The post Romney’s Big Idea For Fighting Poverty Has Already Failed appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Human Cost Of Taking Away The President’s Immigration Action

“It is clear that DACA and immigration action works for America, and the stories of these DREAMers show us why," Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said. The post The Human Cost Of Taking Away The President’s Immigration Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'Howdy, Muslims' Wouldn't Do?

This is how a Texas Republican legislator is greeting visitors to Texas Muslim Capitol Day.

Daily Beast Drudge Era Over?

Don’t bet on it. Facebook awaits your Liberaland “like” Now read this:Andrew Sullivan To Quit Blogging (Jan 28, 2015) Indiana Starts State-Run News Service, Just Like They Have In Communist Countries (Jan 27, 2015) Some Liberaland Changes–What Do You Think? (Jan 26, 2015) Michael Bloomberg Wants To Buy New York Times (Jan 25, 2015) ISIS [...]

Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Use Deadly Force Against Students

What could possibly go wrong? The post Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Use Deadly Force Against Students appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Is the Net Tightening?

The administration seems to be upping the pressure, tightening the net around the political operative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put in place as his (and yes, I use that adjective advisedly) Ambassador to the US. The Times today reports that the White House has upped the ante, explicitly attacking Dermer's behavior in a statement to the Times. Show More Summary

Politico Reports Clinton May Delay Campaign

If Politico is right, I'd say that's a pretty safe indication that Elizabeth Warren is not running. That's not the kind of thing a sitting senator wouldn't mention to the presumed nominee: Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge...Show More Summary

Smart Mattress Turns Off The Lights, Sets Temperature, Makes Coffee, Locks Doors

All you have to do is fall asleep. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Twitter Adds 30-Second Videos And Group DM’s (Jan 27, 2015) Scientists Say They Can ‘Teleport’ Objects (Video) (Jan 23, 2015) Liberace To Go On Tour As Hologram (Jan 19, 2015) Hearing-Impaired May Be Able To ‘Listen’ With Their Tongues (Jan 18, [...]

The Supreme Court could avoid cases like this one if Americans abolished the damn death penalty

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Huntsville Unit, the prison where Texas has executed more than 500 death-row inmates since 1982. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday has stayed the execution of three Oklahoma inmates until it rules on whether the use of the sedative...Show More Summary

Too Little, Too Much, Or Just Right: To Conservative Media, Any Amount Of Snow Debunks Climate Change

Some conservative media figures have touted the intensity of the recent blizzard that hit the northeast, some have claimed that it is no different than snow storms from the past, and others have deemed the blizzard much less severe than originally forecast. Show More Summary

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