Who watches the watchers? It’s the question that comes up every time a powerful media company gets caught with its nose where it doesn’t belong. For LP, that happened last week when it was revealed that some of the company’s journalists made a practice of using clients’ private information in their reporting. To allay concerns, [...]
Chris Matthews has issued a stern rebuke over the Obama administration's mounting scandals. He particularly focused in on Mr. Obama's lax management style and his obvious inattention to the nitty-gritty demands of being a Chief Executive.
Peggy Noonan makes this statement today: What happened at the IRS is the government’s essential business. The IRS case deserves and calls out for an independent counsel, fully armed with all that position’s powers. Only then will stables that badly need to be cleaned, be cleaned. Everyone involved in this abuse of power should pay [...]
Behold the power of finance capital. Despite shitting the bed and making us all clean it up, Wall Street will remain essentially the same as the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) caved to the banksters and will continue to allow a cartel to control the derivatives market.
The powerful effect that SNAP and SNAP-Ed can have on a family is a story best told not by me but by a woman who has been a part of our No Kid Hungry campaign, Lareese.
Investigators announced today that the cause of the explosion in West, Texas that killed 15 people last month is still undetermined. The problem? The explosion was so large and powerful is destroyed most of the evidence. [ more › ]
FC Zurich Women’s team have put together brilliant video goading FC Barcelona men into a match. Launched on their official website and Facebook pages, FC Zurich’s ladies have created a fierce, powerful advert calling for a match with the Catalans giants on their own home turf. As explained by the women: The FC Zurich Women dominate their [...]
"If we present ourselves to the American people as intelligent, we're going to be in a great place as far as showing that this administration is not transparent, is obsessed with power and hates dissent. But you don't call for impeachment until you have evidence." -- RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, quoted by Politico.
Is there any doubt that the IRS engaged in an abuse of power in the manner in which it handled the applications of selected groups for tax-exempt status? In Congressional testimony this morning, the outgoing acting commissioner Steven Miller has done his best to parry — some would say stonewall — Republican committee members. The [...]
The wise and powerful Paul Flannery took you through the talent situation for the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. The sale of the team by the Maloof family to Vivek Ranadivé and friends will be officially announced on Friday. It's unclear how much of a lag there will be between that announcement and NBA Board of Governors approval of the purchase. Show More Summary
Building solar and wind projects in the wrong place is wasting billions of dollars in Europe. Siemens says it would make sense to build solar power plants in sunny countries in Europe rather than in cloudy ones. And wind turbines should be built in windy places.
Generating electricity isn’t limited to burning things, making steam, or harnessing the power of wind, wave, and sun—even though these are by far the most common ways of doing so. read more
Members of Congress grilled former IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller on Capitol Hill Friday morning, in an attempt to get answers on the IRS' inappropriate targeting of conservative-sounding groups that were applying for tax-exempt...Show More Summary
By removing the power of the "convening authority" from commanding generals any appearance of impropriety on the part of a commander is eliminated. Claims of undue command influence in the legal system would stop.
Kirsten Powers: [P]rior to their newfound concern for a free press, the GOP was just last year attacking President Obama for an imagined lack of zeal in pursuing leaks. John McCain even wanted a special counsel outside the Justice Department...Show More Summary
The start of tornado season was late but deadly, and now severe weather with the potential for twisters threatens parts of the Plains and Midwest -- including major cities -- heading into the weekend, forecasters said. Powerful thunderstorms were expected on Friday, the Weather C …
What is it about Twitter that makes people say dumb things? It's a powerful tool. I remember thinking that Twttr —as it was known back then, when dropping the vowels from your company name was the cool thing to do—seemed to be a neat...Show More Summary
The United States is now the sole technological super power in the world, and spends far more on defense than any other nation in the world. America had spent $711 billion on the War on Terror which also included the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the brief involvement in Libya.
The House committee hearing about the IRS scandal got a bit heated this morning when Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) confronted the agency's outgoing commissioner Steven Miller. Offering the example of a woman who faced "intrusive" questioning about a Tea Party group from the IRS, Miller railed against a government "drunk on power." He asked, "Is this still America?"
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm shows the power of death, and the possibilities of realism