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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

» Open thread for night owls: Prisons for profit buy politicians to guarantee their cells stay full
15/04/14 23:30 from Daily Kos
At Alternet, Aaron Cantú writes Inside the Private Prison Industry's Alarming Spread Across America : On a recent Friday afternoon, with budget negotiations winding down, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh was racing against the ...

» Late Night
15/04/14 23:00 from Eschaton
Rock on.

15/04/14 22:44 from No More Mister Nice Blog

» The Tea Party: Five and fading fast
15/04/14 20:52 from Attytood
The Tea Party celebrates its 5th birthday...will it survive to 6?

» Republicans will donate to anything
15/04/14 19:20 from Daily Kos
Raising money for Republicans must be a scam artist's dream, whether you're talking about Newt Gingrich getting millions from Sheldon Adelson to wage a hopeless presidential campaign or you're talking about Karl Rove's exceptional talent...

» Did We Really Need A Study To Prove The U.S.A. Is An Oligarchy?
15/04/14 19:03 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
A commenter on Gawker’s article “ Study: The U.S. Is an Oligarchy ” wrote and I quote “ No shit Sherlock ” but for me it’s comforting to know that researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universiti...

» Cartoon: But They Get A Free Ride
15/04/14 17:50 from Daily Kos
Are you a member of the Round Table? The fate of the World depends on it!

» Hillary Clinton Revolution
15/04/14 17:42 from Eschaton
I'm not comparing Clinton to either Ron Paul or Mike Gravel (or, earlier, Ross Perot), but I do agree that the idea that young people are looking to vote for a young is pretty silly . Paul, Gravel, and Perot all had a strange amount of y...

» Right Wing Round-Up - 4/15/14
15/04/14 17:35 from Right Wing Watch
Scott Keyes @ Think Progress : Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional. Warren Throckmorton : American Clubs Bring Neo-Confederate Institute on the Constitution to Public Schools; Li...

» Right Wing Leftovers - 4/15/14
15/04/14 17:30 from Right Wing Watch
After finally being allowed to enter Canada, Peter LaBarbera got himself arrested for handing out anti-gay literature on a college campus and refusing to leave. Glenn Beck says that Congressional candidate Barry Loudermilk reminds him a ...

» Money Well Spent
15/04/14 17:07 from Eschaton
I actually care about the civil liberties more, but I still keep coming back to the fact that all this stuff is just a colossal waste of resources. The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclo...

» Make Jeff Bezos Give Me Money
15/04/14 17:00 from Eschaton
Can't afford it? Just don't want to contribute? All fine. But if you shop at Amazon and might enjoy giving some of that money to me instead of Jeff Bezos, just click on this link or the ad at the lower right, or search bar to the left, b...

» The Road Not Taken
15/04/14 16:19 from Eschaton
I'm not normally one to cheer on the troubles of higher education. Most of my friends are academics, after all, and I was one. But there's something about the problems of law schools, places long immune from normal academic standards, wi...

» All Of Glenn Beck's Dark Prophetic Visions Are Now Beginning To Come True
15/04/14 15:40 from Right Wing Watch
As we have noted several times in the past, Glenn Beck has a tendency to wildly vacillate between proclamations of impending doom that are followed, a short time later, by triumphant declarations that everything is going to turn out just...

» Census Bureau overhauling how it counts uninsured
15/04/14 15:09 from Daily Kos
The New York Times is reporting a change in how the census is going to count the uninsured, asserting that the bureau "is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s heal...

» Midday open thread: White supremacist shooter's 2012 interview, Bundy case not over, anti-vaxxers
15/04/14 15:00 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Tyranny of the collectivists : These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook April 14: Monica Jones, AZ Transgender woman convicted of the crime "Walking While Trans" , by kellybusey Am...

» FAIR's Dan Stein Claims Holder, Democrats Encouraging 'Civil Violence' And 'Breakdown Of Civil Order'
15/04/14 14:30 from Right Wing Watch
Dan Stein, the president of the anti-immigrant Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), told Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman last week that our country is at the verge of “civil violence” thanks to Attorney General...

» A purple Senate under McConnell, Politico? Dream on.
15/04/14 14:12 from Daily Kos
Sen. Joe Manchin doing his favorite thing. Another Politico story, and more on their favorite theme of doom for Democrats , so take all this with a big grain of salt. They foresee a Republican Senate in 2015, run not by Sen. Mitch McConn...

» What's the difference between Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo? Nothing
15/04/14 13:59 from Daily Kos
Under investigation. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie punishes critics by withholding money and closing bridges. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo punishes critics by equally assholish means: Start with Cuomo's tactics in dealing with “Chipmunk B...

15/04/14 13:58 from No More Mister Nice Blog

» Luxury Car Services
15/04/14 13:56 from Eschaton
I suppose as an urbanist I'm supposed to embrace new things like Uber. I think there are good reasons to have a well-regulated taxi market in cities. Pricing should be transparent. Revenues should be such that a hail-able cab market exis...

» Happy Tax Day, non-corporate citizens of America
15/04/14 13:47 from Daily Kos
Line up, my little deductions. Happy Tax Day, everyone. Don't you wish you were a hedge fund manager? Instead of paying ordinary rates on much of their income — typically 35 percent for the highest bracket (39.6 percent for this tax year...

» Economist: World's plutocrats have stashed at least $4.5 trillion in offshore tax havens
15/04/14 13:45 from Daily Kos
Paul Krugman has been writing some devastating columns of late, most notably his piece on the ripoff of high-frequency trading— Three Expensive Milliseconds . Perhaps missed by many readers, however, was his blog mention of a paper on un...

» Senator Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Corporate Freeloaders
15/04/14 13:11 from OB Rag Blog
Here is Senator Bernie Sanders' guide to the corporate freeloaders. Check this list out as you write the check for the IRS and compare what they made and paid in taxes with what you did. Exxon Mobile, Bank of America, GE, Chevron ...

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