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Good Grief: “Ferguson Is Now A Symbol, Not A Place” Or Something

When I first read that headline this morning on my tablet using the Washington Post app, minus the “good grief” and “or something”, I thought it would be bad when

WaPo: Property Rights Saved Pilgrims from Starvation

Ilya Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy, a blog hosted by the Washington Post, revisits the story of the Pilgrims at Plymouth and how instituting private property rights saved the community from ruin. There is much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

More Evidence For A Different System Of Justice For The Police

Recently I discussed how the grand jury was used in Ferguson was an example of how justice is different for the police than it is for everyone else.  The Washington Post also reports on unorthodox police practices in handling Darren Wilson after the shooting: When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the shooting [...]Show More Summary

Hillary Must Have Lemon Wedges, Special Pillows When Giving $300K Speeches

19 hours agoNews : Mediaite

If you've ever wondered what Hillary Clinton needs in order to be the best Hillary Clinton she can be, today is your lucky day. Somehow, the Washington Post, via a very clever FOIA request, got their hands on Hillary Clinton's rider for a $300,000 speech she delivered at UCLA.

The Creepiest White House Thanksgiving Ever

The tradition of the White House turkey pardon supposedly dates back to 1947 and President Harry Truman. However, one year it went horribly awry. In 2011, the Washington Post tracked down a longtime rumor that a turkey presented to President Richard Nixon had to have its feet nailed to a table for the occasion. Show More Summary

Does the Washington Post Hire College Graduates?

If so, standards are slipping. Consider this from a Washington Post editorial (boldface mine): The legal or constitutional case for each is different, but the rationales overlap: Congress is broken, so Mr. Obama must act. Two-thirds of Americans did not … Continue reading ?

LeBron James Dominates Against the Wizards (VIDEO)

With revenge on their minds Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers pounded the visiting Washington Wizards 113-87. LeBron James pulled off a near triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 […] The post LeBron James Dominates Against the Wizards (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Yanis Varoufakis: Was Maastricht Another Versailles for the German Nation? A Reply to Klaus Kastner

Lambert here: This post gives some insight into how hard the hardball that led to the Euro really was. Makes “the mess in Washington” look like pattycake (though not, admittedly, the run-up to the Civil War). By Yanis Varoufakis, a professor of economics at the University of Athens. Cross posted from his website. Klaus Kastner […]

Want to Book Hillary Clinton? You're Going to Need $300,000 and Hummus

The Washington Post got a copy of Hillary Clinton's contract for a recent speaking engagement at UCLA through a creative FOIA request, and for a true boss lady, Clinton's backstage demands are surprisingly mundane. Read more...

FAA: Drones Nearly Hit Planes 25 Times in 6 Months

Air travelers appear to have a genuine new problem to fret about: small drones. The FAA has logged 25 close calls with planes since June 1, reports the Washington Post. By "close call," it means an instance in which a drone "came within a few seconds or a few feet...

Darren Wilson’s Lawyers: He Has No Plans to Apologize to Brown Family

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

The four attorneys representing Officer Darren Wilson spoke with The Washington Post today, and admitted at one point that Wilson so far doesn't plan to apologize directly to Michael Brown's family for what happened on that fateful ...

How do I prepare a stuffed turkey breast?

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

  When you aren’t sure about the number of guests attending your holiday dinner, turkey calculations can be tricky. Rather than cooking two giant birds, you can instead prepare a smaller stuffed turkey breast. The Washington Post’s deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick demonstrates how to bone a whole turkey breast and prepare it for […]

Michèle Flournoy takes a powder

I know I predicted that Michèle Flournoy would be the next Secretary of Defense, but the Washington Post says that she took her name out of the running, because anyone with a measure of common sense doesn’t want to get their fingerprints on that train wreck; Flournoy, who co-founded the Center for a New American […]

Good News Everybody

Open Enrollment Part Deux is working as HHS is releasing early data (via the Washington Post):  nearly half of those who have just signed up for insurance do not currently have coverage through the federal insurance marketplace. That group — 48 percent of 462,000 who picked a health plan during the week that started Nov. 15… [Read more...]

Confusing Income with Taxable Income

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog yesterday got to write a dramatic lede: “This is what oligarchy looks like.” The data described in the blog post are, in fact, fairly dramatic, but Wonkblog does not do a good job describing the data. The...Show More Summary

Watchup Launches on Xbox 360

Watchup, the personalized news aggregator and streaming service, launched this week on Xbox 360. Users can now access the app and stream news from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Sky News and CNET, and others without a cable subscription. Show More Summary

Grace for an Atheist Thanksgiving

This is a guest post by Kate Cohen, who blogs at She has also written for Slate and the Washington Post.... As an atheist, I have always loved Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday: national but not nationalistic, it celebrates consumption but not consumerism (and it seems people want to keep it that way). Show More Summary

Recipe For Success

Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey is one of the country's best scorers. The post Recipe For Success appeared first on SLAMonline.

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