Sunday, August 31, 2014

SPECIAL DELIVERY



Sunday conversation

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/30/6086767/russian-tank-spotted-with-its-ukrainian-target-painted-on-the-side
Russia's army is so brazen they painted this tank with the name of its Ukrainian target

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/8/30/6083653/why-america-wont-call-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-an-invasion
Why no one wants to call Russia's invasion of Ukraine an invasion

Obama: hawk or dove?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/30/1325750/-Abbreviated-Pundit-Round-up-Is-Obama-a-hawk-or-a-dove 

So, Obama is being ripped for admitting "We don't have a strategy yet" on Syria. I admire his honesty -- and let's remember what happens when people THINK they have a strategy, but don't

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/stupidquotes/a/iraqquotes.htm
25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Bush Administration Statements About Iraq

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_08/some_people_never_learn051900.php

Well, it shows what you can accomplish when you really work at something

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/31/here-s-why-you-helpless-tramps-don-t-vote-republican.htm
A new internal GOP survey suggests the party’s history of demeaning comments and policies is just killing them with women voters.

Digby

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-war-at-home.html
28,000 – the number of children and teens shot and killed in the US between 2002 and 2012. According to ABC News, that means that 13 kids died at home for every soldier killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan during that period.   

Maybe we need to think of those kids as child soldiers paying the price for our freedom.  

Doesn't that make you feel better? 

The Sunday talk show line-ups

http://my.firedoglake.com/elliott/2014/08/31/sunday-talking-heads-august-31-2014/
ABC’S THIS WEEK: ISIS. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Matthew Dowd, Bill Richardson, Cokie Roberts.  

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: “Dueling crises in Syria, Ukraine” with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), then Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Also, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: ISIS with Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Ukraine with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in Kiev. Then, Tom Delay on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment. Roundtable: (Mitt 2016?) Lanhee Chen, Penny Lee, Marc Lamont Hill, Kristen Soltis Anderson.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Encore: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class. In part two of his interview, Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that.  

MEET THE PRESS: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Bonus item: Molly Powell womansplains in the National Review why women shouldn't be offended by catcalls

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/386747/considering-catcalls-molly-powell


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

"WE DON'T HAVE A STRATEGY YET"

You might think it is a good thing when the President says he isn't going to make a military commitment in Syria until there is a clear strategy formulated. But because it's Obama, this is an OUTRAGE!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/29/politics/obama-isis-strategy/

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/mike-rogers-barack-obama-isil-110432.html#ixzz3BnHBaH6Y

Putin's Ukraine problem

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/29/6082769/one-chart-why-putin-invading-ukraine

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/29/6079671/what-is-putin-trying-to-accomplish-by-invading-ukraine

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/29/putin-mocks-the-west-puts-his-own-prestige-on-the-line.html

Rocky days for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-manager-jesse-benton-resign
Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/29/1325634/-Kentucky-press-examines-just-how-cozy-McConnell-is-with-the-nbsp-Kochs
Kentucky press examines just how cozy McConnell is with the Kochs

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/29/1325613/-Top-Republicans-try-to-downplay-shutdown-threats-Emphasis-on-try
Top Republicans try to downplay shutdown threats. Emphasis on 'try.' 

Is this the end, finally?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/judge-hollis-mcgehee-ruling-motion-to-dismiss-thad-cochran-chris-mcdaniel
Judge Tosses Out McDaniel Challenge To Senate Runoff Results 

As the youngsters say, "Yeah, right!"

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/29/1325626/-GOP-swears-it-s-a-coincidence-Benghazi-investigation-will-keep-going-until-the-2016-campaign
GOP swears it's a coincidence Benghazi 'investigation' will keep going until the 2016 campaign

More: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/memo-from-department-of-duh.html

Are we going back to DIY abortions?

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/future-of-abortions-could-be-at-home.html

When sports news becomes real news

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/29/the_nfls_new_policy_on_preventing_domestic_violence_could_be_a_really_really_big_deal/
The NFL’s new policy on preventing domestic violence could be a really, really big deal 

Bonus item: The Tan Suit Controversy

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/peter-king-outraged-over-obamas-tan-suit.html

Peter King Outraged Over Obama's Tan Suit

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rep-peter-king-obamas-new-fashion-critic

The debate continues: http://time.com/3214633/barack-obama-tan-suit/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2014/08/29/in-praise-of-the-presidents-tan-suit/

http://blog.chron.com/shopgirl/2014/08/so-whats-wrong-with-president-obamas-tan-suit/#19787101=0

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Friday, August 29, 2014

HIM/HER

The gender gap is still going strong

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/28/the-gop-has-struggled-with-women-for-a-long-time-as-in-since-before-suffrage/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/28/1325404/-Women-think-the-GOP-is-stuck-in-the-past-Reince-Priebus-tries-to-find-the-good-news

More: http://prospect.org/article/why-republicans-cant-solve-their-problem-women-voters
Why Republicans Can't Solve Their Problem With Women Voters

Campaign finance reform has failed

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/28/an-eye-popping-chart-that-shows-how-campaign-finance-reform-has-failed/

Ukraine, again

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/28/6078661/satellite-images-show-that-russia-has-been-invading-ukraine-for-at
Satellite images show that Russia has been invading Ukraine for at least a week

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/28/6080589/putin-ukraines-rebels-novorossiya
The very scary word in Putin's new statement on the Ukraine crisis

More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/29/is-the-u-s-enabling-putin-s-invasion.html

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/vladimir_putin_goes_rogue_ukraine_nato_nuclear_weapons_and_a_very_dangerous_new_reality/

What could go wrong?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/gun-tourism
"Bullets and Burgers"

The NRA responds: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nra-tweets-kids-having-fun-guns-after-uzi-accident

Yes, well I'm sure he wants that

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/scott-walker-urges-voters-get-their-news
Scott Walker Urges Voters To Get Their News From Fox News

More: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/secret_audio_nails_scott_walker_a_humiliating_suck_up_to_the_koch_brothers/ 

Colbert on Fox on Ferguson

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/colbert_obliterates_fox_news_ferguson_coverage/

Bonus item: Moving stones!

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/28/6078799/sailing-stones-death-valley


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

NUDGE-NUDGE, WINK-WINK

Mitch McConnell's stealth campaign

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/us/politics/on-tape-mcconnell-envisions-using-budget-to-undo-obama-initiatives.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0
In Audio From a Koch Event, McConnell Envisions Undoing Obama Initiatives

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-offers-peek-behind-the-curtain

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mitch-mcconnell-government-shutdown
This kind of cynical gambit relies on the lack of sophistication of voters and a compliant press corps. Probably not a bad gamble. 

More stealth campaigning

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/26/1324809/-House-Republican-explains-why-GOP-doesn-t-want-to-talk-about-impeachment-until-after-November
House Republican explains why GOP doesn't want to talk about impeachment until after November

Inside the Congressional boy's club

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gillibrand-male-colleagues-called-porky

Deficit news

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/08/chart-day-federal-deficit-pretty-good-shape-these-days
The Federal Deficit Is In Pretty Good Shape These Days

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/08/27/yes-obamacare-is-cutting-the-deficit/ 

It's a sign of progress, I think, that as more women run for high profile positions, we can go after them just as hard with tough political ads 

Terri Lynn Land, Michigan: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/27/1325166/-Daily-Kos-Elections-ad-roundup-DSCC-puts-an-awesome-spin-on-Terri-Lynn-Land-s-awful-ad

Joni Ernst, Iowa: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/27/1324947/-Iowa-Senate-candidate-Joni-Ernst-says-she-owes-everything-she-is-today-to-nbsp-Kochs

How WH press secretaries avoid answering questions

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/27/6074469/was-george-stephanopoulos-really-the-most-evasive-press-secretary

In Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/jon-stewarts-powerful-ferguson-segment
"Race hustlers"

More: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/fox_news_is_tearing_us_apart_race_baiting_and_divisiveness_hits_disgusting_new_low/
Fox News is tearing us apart: Race baiting and divisiveness hits disgusting new low 

Bonus item: Will more women start reading Playboy?

http://tinyurl.com/lafryyv
Playboy’s shockingly astute guide to avoiding street harassment 

More: http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/playboy-figured-out-how-to-appeal-to-women.html


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MARCO'S JOURNEY

Who IS Marco Rubio?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/08/27/whats-driving-marco-rubios-big-shift-in-tone/
What’s driving Marco Rubio’s big shift in tone

http://tinyurl.com/npye9p9
Marco Rubio’s existential flip-flop

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_08/rubio_seizes_other_horn_of_his051838.php
Rubio Seizes Other Horn of His Dilemma With Both Hands

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/26/1324774/-Marco-Rubio-turns-against-Latino-kids
Marco Rubio turns against Latino kids

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/rubio-warns-obama-against-executive-action-on-immigration.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Tales of the times: in Florida, a former Republican is running against a current Republican for governor. This is called "electoral choice"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/08/26/rick-scott-charlie-crist-advance-to-general-election-showdown-in-florida/?tid=hpModule_f8335a3c-868c-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

Tales of the times, part two: in Arizona, Jan Brewer isn't conservative enough for her party


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/08/26/its-ted-cruz-and-sarah-palin-versus-jan-brewer-in-arizona-today/

In Ferguson, MO

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/27/6058071/darren-wilson-killed-michael-brown-here-s-why-he-probably-won-t-go-to
Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. Here’s why he probably won’t go to jail.

Koch addiction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/koch-brothers-ernst-cotton-gardner_n_5718773.html

In Fox World

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/26/anatomy_of_a_fox_news_smear_ann_coulter_matt_drudge_and_the_dumbest_person_on_the_internet/
Anatomy of a Fox News smear

Bonus item: Toy monkey

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/speaker-boehner-monkeying-around


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TURN AROUND

GOPers don't want to talk about Obamacare any more

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/25/gop-shys-away-from-obamacare-repeal.html 

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/08/hating-obamacare-not-really-great-strategy-gop-governors
 
Scott Brown used to be a Massachusetts senator. When he saw that he couldn't win re-election he became a New Hampshirite. He used to believe in climate change, and now doesn't. Who the hell is Scott Brown?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/25/1324506/-Shifty-Scott-Brown-reverses-his-2012-stance-on-whether-climate-change-is-real
  
Karl Rove is very . . . flexible . . . in his political strategies

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/08/25/bleeding-heart-liberal-karl-rove-attacks-senate-dems-from-the-left/
Bleeding heart liberal Karl Rove attacks Senate Dems from the left

Well, you can hope

http://prospect.org/article/silver-lining-democrats-if-they-lose-senate-2014
The Silver Lining for Democrats if They Lose the Senate in 2014

Not news

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/08/yes-republicans-really-are-unprecedented-their-obstructionism
Yes, Republicans Really Are Unprecedented in Their Obstructionism

Why ISIS?

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/25/6065529/isis-rise
How the US, its allies, and its enemies all made ISIS possible

Fox foreign policy genius Andrea Tantaros has some advice

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/foxs-andrea-tantaros-disgraceful-us-has
Fox's Andrea Tantaros: 'Disgraceful' That U.S. Has Not 'Lit Up' ISIS After Foley Beheading


More genius: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/dinesh-dsouza-says-left-is-responsible.html
Dinesh D'Souza says "the left" is responsible for ISIS

Koch addiction

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/25/1324500/-Why-the-Kochs-can-t-counter-the-most-cleverly-effective-political-ad-of-the-nbsp-year
Why the Kochs can't counter the 'most cleverly effective' political ad of the year

Most self-described "libertarians," aren't

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_08/libertarians_not_really_libert051826.php
 
Just a little stat

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/25/three-quarters-of-whites-dont-have-any-non-white-friends/
Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Bonus item: Don't eat this!

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/25/arbys_new_10_meat_mountain_will_destroy_us_all/
"Meat Mountain"
 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

ISIS


The panic over ISIS continues to spiral

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/isis-911_n_5705565.html
ISIS Has The Sunday Shows Discussing The Specter Of Another 9/11

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/mike-rogers-claims-isis-one-plane-ticket
Rep. Mike Rogers Claims ISIS Is "One Plane Ticket Away" From U.S.

Or . . . 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/24/1323764/-Stop-freaking-out-about-ISIS
Stop freaking out about ISIS

http://www.vox.com/cards/isis-myths-iraq/crazy-irrational
The nine biggest myths about ISIS

More: http://firedoglake.com/2014/08/24/late-night-whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-isis/

More from the Sunday talk shows

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/24/the-sunday-shows-were-about-the-islamic-state-and-ferguson-watch-these-videos-to-get-caught-up/

Is Rand Paul trying to attack Hillary Clinton - from the anti-war left?

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-lonely-republican-dove.html

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/rand-paul-calls-hillary-clinton-war-hawk

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/rand-paul-foreign-aid_n_5704619.html

Have voters had enough of Tea Party governors?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/25/the-tea-party-governor-backlash-of-2014.html

The theocracy movement -- from the inside

http://prospect.org/article/long-slow-agonizing-process-former-texas-operative-leaves-religious-right


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

ASKED AND ANSWERED


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-so-many-americans-hate-politics/2014/08/23/e56dbaf0-18d5-11e4-9e3b-7f2f110c6265_story.html?wprss=rss_politics
Why so many Americans hate politics

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/23/1323548/-Mitch-McConnell-gets-22-500-in-donations-days-after-taking-Delta-Airlines-executive-to-breakfast
Mitch McConnell gets $22,500 in donations days after taking Delta Airlines executive to breakfast

Welcome to the Middle East

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/thought-for-day.html
A year ago everyone was agitating for the US to bomb Syria on behalf of the rebels in order to unseat the war criminal Bashar Assad who was committing atrocities on innocent civilians. Today the same people are agitating for the US to bomb Syria on behalf of Bashar Assad in order to push back the rebels who committing atrocities on innocent civilians. . . .

WHOSE Heritage?

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/gop-funding-vigilantes.html
The [Heritage Foundation] is still recovering from a fiasco last year in which one of its senior policy analysts was found to have previously written a paper claiming Latinos in the US are and will likely remain less intelligent than “native whites.”  

Now, they’re releasing what they call “practical, effective, fair and compassionate” solutions to the current immigration crisis . . .

More: http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/08/22/3474578/a-powerful-right-wing-think-tank-is-prepping-republicans-for-obamas-immigration-order/

The California drought

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/21/1323549/-Shocking-photos-This-is-what-drought-looks-like

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/22/1323804/-California-drought-63-trillion-gallons-of-groundwater-lost-and-the-surface-of-the-Earth-is-rising

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/22/the_wests_devastating_drought_is_literally_lifting_mountains/

The state of journalism

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/why-we-cant-have-nice-things-joe-concha
 
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/24/sorry_everyone_the_future_of_journalism_is_still_up_in_the_air/
 
The Sunday talk show line-ups

http://my.firedoglake.com/elliott/2014/08/24/sunday-talking-heads-august-24-2014/
ABC’S THIS WEEK: ISIS with House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). Ferguson MO with Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO). Roundtable: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), D-Maryland, Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, David Plouffe.  

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: ISIS with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Also former deputy director of the C.I.A., Michael Morell. Plus, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), book hawking: “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.” Then, Ferguson MO with Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO). And Gary Sinise on the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial being built in DC. Roundtable: Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post, David Rohde of Reuters, and Susan Page. Plus, CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan and CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr. 

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: ISIS with Peter Westmacott, the British Ambassador to the United States on “the alarming numbers of Westerners fighting in Iraq and Syria.” Then, Ferguson MO with Gov. Jay Nixon (D). Police Chiefs Roundtable: Thomas Manger, Chief of Police in Montgomery County Maryland and Vice President of the Police Executive Research Forum, Malik Aziz, Deputy Chief of Police in Dallas and Chair of the National Black Police Association, and James Craig, Chief of Police in Detroit.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Joseph Stiglitz: In Defense of Capitalism. Inequality isn’t inevitable in capitalism, says the Noble Prize-winning economist in Harper’s. But it is with the capitalist system America currently has.  

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Ferguson MO with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D). ISIS with House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). And Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Also, Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

Bonus item: Companies now leaving CHINA for cheaper labor (think about it!)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/23/made-in-china-now-being-made-in-africa.html

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

CHOICE OF WORDS

 
http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/foxs-andrea-tantaros-accuses-eric-holder
Fox's Andrea Tantaros Accuses Eric Holder Of Running DOJ 'Like The Black Panthers'

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/22/1323861/-Republican-House-candidate-on-female-senators-bimbos-in-tennis-shoes
Republican House candidate on female senators: 'bimbos in tennis shoes'

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/22/dinesh_dsouza_compares_ferguson_protestors_to_isis/
Dinesh D’Souza compares Ferguson protesters to ISIS

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/perry-warns-of-isis-infiltrating-through-mexico.html
Perry Warns of ISIS Infiltrating Through Mexico

The escalating fight against ISIS

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/21/obama-readies-for-war-on-isis.html

I hope the GOP chooses Rand Paul as their 2016 nominee. I really hope they do

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/23/the_gops_libertarian_time_bomb_why_going_rand_would_be_an_electoral_disaster/

Scott Walker, Wisconsin gov, may be in real trouble

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/us/politics/emails-show-bigger-fund-raising-role-for-gov-scott-walker-of-wisconsin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss 

After Hobby Lobby

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/22/1323846/-Obama-administration-unveils-fix-to-protect-birth-control-coverage-in-wake-of-Hobby-Lobby-ruling
Obama administration unveils fix to protect birth control coverage

A House divided

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/08/21/another-outbreak-of-house-gop-chaos/
Another outbreak of House GOP chaos?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/22/the-republican-civil-war-over-taxes-is-coming/
The Republican civil war over taxes is coming 

Bonus item: When sports news becomes real news

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/washington-post-bans-redskins.html
The Washington Post's editorial board announced Friday that it will no longer use the word Redskins to refer to the Washington, D.C., football team. . . .


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Friday, August 22, 2014

RICH AND POOR

Stories in contrast, again

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/22/6052437/wage-hike-charts
5 charts that prove it's time workers got a raise

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/08/chart-day-horrible-toll-recession-poor
The Horrible Toll of the Recession on the Poor

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/21/6052625/paul-ryan-vs-mike-lee
Paul Ryan says tax cuts for the rich are "even more pressing now"

I've been wondering about this too: could a win in the Fall be bad for the GOP in the long term?

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/22/gops_1994_problem_is_back_why_a_big_win_this_year_could_doom_it_long_term/

I'm sure the donors to Rick Perry's campaign feel great about this

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/08/21/perry-to-tap-his-campaign-account-to-pay-legal-fees/
Perry to tap his campaign account to pay legal fees

Shut. Up

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/08/21/romney_says_obama_is_even_worse_than_he_predicted.html
Romney Says Obama is Even Worse Than He Predicted 

In Fox World

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/megyn-kelly-getting-pretty-bored-of-ferguson.html
On Tuesday, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was not happy when her broadcast about the terrible murder of journalist James Foley was interrupted by breaking news out of Ferguson, Missouri. Not happy at all. . . 

Bonus item: Without comment

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/ferguson-cop-who-killed-mike-brown-shot
Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Shot More Bullets Than The Entire British Police Force Did Last Year

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

THEY JUST DON'T LEARN

If the Republicans take over the Senate

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/mitch-mcconnell-government-shutdown-fights-republican-majority
McConnell Promises Government Shutdown Wars

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/mcconnell-government-shut_n_5694560.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/08/20/morning-plum-the-real-consequences-of-gop-control-of-the-senate/



It's just not true

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/youngsters-love-rand-paul-is-a-fake-trend.html
‘Youngsters Love Rand Paul’

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_08/rand_paul_not_so_hip051745.php

The other Great GOP Hope

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/21/paul-ryan-s-book-is-good-except-on-race.html
Paul Ryan’s Racial Blindspot

More: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/lyin-ryan.html

Raise the minimum wage!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/making-the-minimum
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst thinks the minimum wage ($7.25 an hour) is a "great starter wage for many high school students." The problem is that most of the people making minimum wage are not high school students. . . . 

Meanwhile . . .

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/20/1323033/-Ultra-wealthy-Republican-Terri-Lynn-Land-paid-less-than-3-percent-in-federal-income-taxes
Ultra-wealthy Republican Terri Lynn Land paid less than 3 percent in federal income taxes

Teen moms

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/the_teen_birth_rate_is_still_plummeting_but_no_one_is_entirely_sure_why/
The teen birth rate is still plummeting, but no one is entirely sure why 

More: http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/8/20/6045785/how-teen-moms-affect-the-economy-decades-later

An endorsement from Sarah! doesn't mean as much as it used to

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/palin-goes-0-2-alaska-clout-disappears 

Rush reveals the hidden Ferguson-Benghazi link

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/rush-limbaugh-links-feds-ferguson-benghazi

Bonus item: Apropos of nothing

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/open-thread-what-are-you-looking


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS

http://firedoglake.com/2014/08/19/late-late-night-fdl-takin-it-to-the-streets/
 
A turning point in Ferguson?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/ferguson-tuesday-night-protests.html
Ahead of his trip to Missouri on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder published a message to the people of Ferguson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, assuring them that "the Justice Department intends to learn — in a fair and thorough manner — exactly what happened" in the shooting of Michael Brown.  . . .

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/6044833/former-federal-prosecutor-suggests-da-is-abdicating-responsibility-in
Does a grand jury mean justice for Michael Brown — or is it a delaying tactic?

Crowd control

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/19/cnn_anchors_ferguson_idea_why_not_use_water_cannons_on_the_protestors/
CNN anchor’s Ferguson idea: Why not use water cannons on the protesters?

More: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/militarized_cops_scary_new_toys_the_ugly_next_frontier_in_crowd_control/
Militarized cops’ scary new toys: The ugly next frontier in “crowd control”

Another telling Vox statistic

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/6044573/half-of-black-men-have-been-arrested-by-age-23
Half of black men in the US have been arrested by age 23 

Obamacare seems to be disappearing as a 2014 issue

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/19/1322990/-Obamacare-fades-from-GOP-s-2014-campaign-playbook

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-slinks-away-its-obamacare-line

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/8/19/6044635/obamacare-health-prices-growing-slowly
Good news for Obamacare: Health coverage is soaring, but health care prices aren't

Why don't you call me?

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/20/6045891/why-congressional-democrats-don-t-like-obama
[C]ongressional Democrats admire Barack Obama and they badly want him to succeed. But they don't particularly like Barack Obama — in large part because they don't think he likes them. Hill Democrats speak wistfully of President Bill Clinton and his late-night phone calls. Clinton, they say, wanted to talk to them. Barack Obama sees them as a chore. . . .

Uh, yep: no racial coding here

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/08/paul-ryan-looting-lawless-and-so-president
Paul Ryan: Looting Is Lawless And So Is President Obama


Bonus item: Smugshot

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/perry-speech-courthouse-booking

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who was indicted last week for abusing the powers of his office, surrendered to the Travis County Courthouse to be fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken. . . .

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