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Requiem for blogging: Daily Dish decline marks the end of an era

Love it or hate it, it was hard to ignore the Daily Dish That was true throughout the 15-year old blog's life, through its various stints at The Atlantic, Time and the Daily Beast and finally as an independent paywalled blog. And itShow More Summary

Obama Plans to Allow Drilling on America’s East Coast

9 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock On Tuesday, the Obama administration put forth a five-year plan that will allow oil and gas drilling in a giant section of the East Coast. The area available for use includes portions of the southeast Atlantic Seaboard and parts of the Gulf of Mexico. As one might imagine, this move can be read as pro-Big Oil, and pro-GOP by extension. Show More Summary

Donald Trump ‘beat up’ contractors at Old Post Office building

Donald Trump is apparently none too pleased with the way things are progressing at the site of the Old Post Office Building, where he’s constructing the classiest hotel this side of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal. During an appearance on “Kelly and Michael” talk show on Wednesday, the mogul boasted that he’d “beat up” (metaphorically, […]

Obama’s Energy Swap: Atlantic Drilling for Alaska Land

It seems like a reasonable swap and compromise on the surface, but it still leaves a lot of questions of how much fossil fuels can be found in either Alaska or the Atlantic Ocean, and what would be most efficient for oil companies.

What Failed in 2008? by J. Bradford DeLong - Project Syndicate

[Over at Project Syndicate][1]: For a while the best book on the macroeconomic catastrophe that struck the North Atlantic starting in 2007 was Gary Gorton's Slapped by the Invisible Hand. Them for a while the best book was Alan Blinder's After the Music Stopped. Show More Summary

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

The Future of MARTA: Mixed-Use, New Routes, Art and Smartphones

A new article on Atlantic’s CityLab site titled “The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit“, is an interview with MARTA CEO Keith Parker looking back at how the agency got its house in order in 2014 and what lies ahead. We’ve discussed MARTA’s funding troubles for years around here, so the continuing struggle MARTA faces with its […]

Obama proposes offshore drilling in Atlantic Ocean

Just days after the White House announced historic plans to protect the Arctic refuge from oil exploration, Obama has proposed that a region of the southern Atlantic be opened up to offshore drilling. The area would stretch from Virginia to Georgia, and while

Obama proposes new oil drilling off Atlantic coast while adding limits in Alaska

14 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.Read full article >>

The Last Argument of Kings [Dave at Garfield Ridge]

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has a piece criticizing the Israeli Prime Minister for not playing nice with the Obama Administration. I'll leave aside Goldberg's main argument-- he has a fair point that this is a high-risk strategy by Netanyahu-- but...

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Jerseynomics Second ratings agency drops Atlantic City debt to junk bond status. More bad news from Moody's, and maybe not just for AC: A.C. emergency manager a 'paradigm shift' for NJ. Washingtonia Senate Dems, led by Iran hawk BobShow More Summary

Action Bronson playing album release show at Terminal 5, festivals & other dates

photo: Action Bronson at Sonos Studio NYC in 2014 (more) Action Bronson is releasing his new album, Mr. Wonderful, on March 24 via Vice/Atlantic and he's now announced that he'll celebrate it in NYC on release day at Terminal 5....

A triumph of the notion of passive use values (and jobs in the Atlantic?)

Why else would the government try to stop mining in Alaska? The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open up a vast stretch of East Coast waters to oil and gas drilling, a decision that could have a profound impact on the economic and environmental future of states from Virginia to...

First Slice 1/28/15: Offshore drilling could be headed to Georgia's coast

Who's ready for offshore drilling off Georgia's coasts? It's a possibility given a decision made by President Barack Obama's administration to allow one lease to drill in the Atlantic Ocean.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Over on The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates has written an essay on why he hopes to see the marriage of Ma

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over on The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates has written an essay on why he hopes to see the marriage of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker restored to comics. It's an excellent personal essay about what that relationship meant to him. Go read it. Read more...

Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat

23 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few.

New Drilling Proposed in the Atlantic: Time to Speak Out!

The Obama Administration has announced plans for new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Please submit comments online and attend an upcoming public hearing!

FC Barcelona announces USA/Mexico summer tour

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Barcelona is coming to America. Or, rather the Americas, as the Catalan club announced they will tour the United States and Mexico this summer. The Blaugrana have been down this road before with preseason trips across the Atlantic in 2003, … Continue reading ?

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic] Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian] Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced” (I say improved upon) with images of Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics’ Muslim superhero. [io9] Anita Sarkeesian is going to start a new web [...]

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