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Paul Krugman: The Medicare Miracle (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:24 AM - Good news on health care costs: The Medicare Miracle, By Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: So, what do you think about those Medicare numbers? What, you haven’t heard abo...

Links for 11-01-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:06 AM - Bond market conundrum redux - Econbrowser Stopping Europe's Descent Into Deflation - Bloomberg View More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’ - NYTimes.com Commodity Prices: F...

VIDEO: Donetsk Republic leaders say t... (Home)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 11:20 PM - Below is a link to an under-reported 30-minute press conference given to announce the formation of "the armed forces of the Donetsk National Republic," which are now fighti...

Hatfield? McCall? U’Ren? (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:14 PM - RANDYSTAPILUS Oregon Maybe states should do this every so often: Consider the people whose visages grace the statuary at the U.S. Capitol, and whether there might be b...

Facts not fashion (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:09 PM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts Story placement is always a bugaboo for print journalists. Sometimes the rule is the most important story of the day goes at the top. Oth...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:04 PM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

We the People, not We the Individuals (Washington Liberals)
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(A Different Washington)
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Freedom Foundation will Back Up Its R... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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Snarkies (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 11:07 AM - Many political cartoons have a little guy on the bottom corner making snarky comments.    Chris Tombrello and Chad Lupkes suggested that Pat Oliphant may have invented this...

What Savings Glut? (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:52 AM - Joe Stiglitz in a review of Martin Wolf's new book "The Shifts and the Shocks": ... If I have a point of difference with Wolf’s analysis, it is that he ... is insufficientl...

'Where Danger Lurks' (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:24 AM - Olivier Blanchard (a much shortened version of his arguments, the entire piece is worth reading): Where Danger Lurks: Until the 2008 global financial crisis, mainstream U.S...

Diversity on Fox News (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:10 AM - Someone else unnamed made the image with the blonde Fox News staff. I added the explanatory title.

Does Alternet apparently have an anti... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 12:27 AM - I detect an anti-Christian bias on Alternet. I think they enjoy publishing articles critical of Christianity. (BTW, I am an atheist.) For example, the following article has...

NEWS & VIDEO: Poroshenko appeals for ... (Home)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 12:22 AM - In reporting on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's urgent appeal to E.U. leaders for help against what he called a Russian campaign of "military aggression and terror,"...

Links for 8-31-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 12:03 AM - Scylla, Charybdis, and the Euro - Paul Krugman What does Real GDP Measure? - Growth Economics The ECB and the Bundesbank - mainly macro What is driving the ‘African growth ...

disjointed confusion (Skull / Bones)
Filed Saturday, August 30 at 04:32 PM - In the latest issue of Mother Jones: I.  A quote from Paul Begala about how for the first time he’s known, “the Left has its shit together”, visa vie a Da...

one step back, two steps back (Skull / Bones)
Filed Saturday, August 30 at 04:18 PM - Biff!  Pow!  Zoom!  Comics Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore is, naturally, the classic comic book oriented title of the post 80s era.  Covering superheroes such as Watchm...

ISIS Woos New and Existing Supporters... (Latte Republic)
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Traditional Media

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Lou... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 05:51 AM - Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. But a lawsuit challenged the law on the basis th...

Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 04:03 AM - After a couple days operating on people in Iquitos, Peru we realize we're going to need some more patients. We started with about 50 candidates, with hernias, tumors o...

More Evidence That ADHD Drugs D... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 04:03 AM - More and more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , and many are medicated — often with stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Adderall. Wi...

Archaeologists Find Brewery Rem... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 04:01 AM - Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that s...

Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:59 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Sub... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:40 AM - One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car. The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to h...

Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 02:42 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Politics In The News (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:58 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:58 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Democratic Candidates May Find ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:58 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:26 AM - Two years ago, the Chicago Public Schools budgeted for 454 librarians. Last year, the budget called for 313 librarians, and now that number is down to 254. With educat...

Amazon's German Workers Push Fo... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:18 AM - Only about 11 percent of U.S. workers are in unions — down from 20 percent just three decades ago. It's different in Germany, where most workers are covered by collect...

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:17 AM - One Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two. They ...

Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, '... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:16 AM - White egrets swoop down on the Agbogbloshie Canal and stoop to pick at mounds of filth and trash in search of food. The clogged and stinky waterway dominates Agbogblos...

A Political Family, Funding And... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:15 AM - Rich families sustain American politics. Some produce candidates; others supply money. And in rare instances, a family will do both. Meet Nebraska billionaire Joe Rick...

Pretending To Be A Medical Pati... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:14 AM - Some of us are lucky enough to stumble into a job that we love. That was the case for Gabrielle Nuki. The 16-year-old had never heard of standardized patients until he...

X Prize Competition Could Make ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:45 PM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Islamic State Suffers Rare Defe... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:45 PM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:28 PM - If there's a Mozart of garage rock, it's Ty Segall. He's put out at least a dozen albums of face-melting, critic-adored low-fi rock, in the style of bands like The Tro...

'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:28 PM - It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country. The United Nations estimates that between 80,000 and 100,000 people lost their ...

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

Best-Of Show Notes for Labor Da... (STEPHANIE MILLER SHOWlive...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 05:57 AM — Happy Labor Day, everyone! We’ve got a great Best-Of Show lined up for you. Kathleen Madigan from February will grace us in Hour 1, Georgia school shooting hero ...

"A Slaughter of Innocents": Hen... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 05:30 AM — Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizati...

Labor Day: Human Labor, Human R... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:50 AM — Should society value work, and if so, how?

Labor History: The First Factor... (In These Times)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:00 AM — In May 1824, 102 women workers in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, left their looms after the mill’s owners announced a wage cut. The workers voted to refuse to return u...

Iowa Is Us (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 10:10 AM — Deflating a campaign myth.

Why We Care So Much If Hello Ki... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:54 AM — Scott McCloud, author of "Understanding Comics," on why readers are so connected to characters like Hello Kitty. The post Why We Care So Much If Hello Kitty Is Or Is N...

Florida Mayor Ejects Resident F... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:32 AM — Winter Garden Mayor John Rees was caught on video demanding that an audience member stand for a prayer and the pledge -- or be escorted out by police. The post Florida...

Mayor Forces Man To Leave Publi... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:32 AM — Winter Garden Mayor John Rees was caught on video demanding that an audience member stand for a prayer and the pledge -- or be escorted out by police. The post Mayor F...

Most Eligible Governor (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:15 AM — His father couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be president. One imagines that’s not a problem for the left’s new hero.

Are We On The Verge Of An Elect... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:07 AM — Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventio...

We Are On The Verge Of An Elect... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 08:07 AM — Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventio...

The Limits of Cyber-Revolutions (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 06:56 AM — Public spaces, not virtual town squares, are still the places where uprisings are decided.

Primary Priorities (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 06:56 AM — Finally, slowly, the Republican presidential field is taking shape as aspirants begin courting early caucus and primary voters.

Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck Wi... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 06:09 AM — Police officers who are sued for misconduct almost never pay damages. The post Why Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With The Bill For The Ferguson Lawsuit appeared first on Th...

The NSA Has a Secret Search Engine (Free Speech TV)
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Court Rules That FedEx Employee... (Free Speech TV)
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Trans Women of Color Speaking T... (Free Speech TV)
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Jihad Wannabes (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:20 AM — The rise of the Walter Mitty radical.

Long Island Mad Man (nymag.com: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:20 AM — Ex-Democrat Steve Levy is the angry new face of the New York Republicans.

Is This How Patriotism Works? (Free Speech TV)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 04:14 AM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly I voted against George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004, and I spent most of his presidency actively working against his administra...

Van Jones and Charles Blow Abso... (Free Speech TV)
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Has Burning Man Jumped the Shark? (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:50 AM — By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Has the Burning Man Bubble Burst? (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 03:50 AM — Burning Man is a society of the spectacle, a nouveaux Bohemian Grove, a gusher of cool. But does it live up to its ten principles?

Nine Extraordinary Ways to Use ... (Free Speech TV)
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Eating our Vegetables (Free Speech TV)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 02:44 AM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly The New York Times' Editorial Board has rather suddenly found the boldness to call torture "torture" and is now calling on the g...

Traditional Media

Six children, 27 killer dogs un... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, May 31 at 05:34 PM — Three girls and three boys who lost their father to illness and their mother to prison make an armed stand to stay together in their Idaho home Special report: gun vio...

Florida power utilities fear re... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 05:24 AM — MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporati...

Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expec... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 05:15 AM — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.

Morning Open Thread (The Plum Line)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 04:30 AM — All: I’m off today, but the excellent Paul Waldman will be entertaining you all day. Enjoy!

1 dead, 11 hurt in shootings ac... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:38 AM — Shootings on the North, South and West sides left one man dead and at least a dozen injured from early afternoon Sunday through early this morning, according to police.

1 dead, 13 hurt in shootings ac... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:38 AM — Shootings on the North, South and West sides left one man dead and at least 13 people injured from early afternoon Sunday through early this morning, according to police.

Cops: Man batters woman and chi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:04 AM — A 46-year-old man is in custody after beating a woman, hitting her young son when he tried to intervene and throwing an 18-month-old girl out a vehicle window early th...

Quinn, Rauner ad war at full th... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 03:00 AM — Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce...

Olympics bus route to displace ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 02:00 AM — Some residents eagerly await brand-new apartments, while others lament loss of community

Personal essay: Kafka and the n... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 02:00 AM — A former union organizer teaches a class on world literature and discovers a new interpretation of the dignity of work

For now, a tense quiet in Ukrai... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 02:00 AM — While city residents say they haven't seen Russian troops cross into Novoasovsk, Ukrainian separatists continue to press

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:36 AM — Iowas airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

Obama seeks to do no harm to De... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 01:32 AM — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a tar...

A Political Family, Funding And... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:15 AM — The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplif...

A Political Family, Funding And... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Monday, September 1 at 12:15 AM — The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplif...

'Stolen' nude photos of Jennife... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 11:15 PM — Naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence were among a number of nude and risque images posted online Sunday in what appears to be a major breach of celebrity accounts.

Texas' Perry says disparaging t... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 10:12 PM — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district att...

Tougher rules ahead on domestic... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 10:05 PM — People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order of...

Peet's Coffee taking on Starbuc... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 10:00 PM — Peet's Coffee & Tea is embarking on a major expansion in Chicago, hoping to win over coffee connoisseurs with fresh-roasted beans and handcrafted drinks.

Texas' Perry says disparaging t... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:47 PM — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district att...

Kasey Kahne wins in wild finish... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:22 PM — HAMPTON, Ga. — Kasey Kahne is no longer chasing a spot in NASCAR's 10-race championship playoff.

Shootings on North, South sides... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:19 PM — At least seven people were hurt in shootings on the North and South sides since early afternoon, according to police.

Shootings on North, South sides... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:19 PM — At least nine people have been hurt in shootings on the North and South sides since early Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Rose struggles in U.S. win over... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:01 PM — Derrick Rose played in back-to-back games for the first time since the ill-fated night he tore his right meniscus last Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.

In a Tough Place to Grow, Disco... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Sunday, August 31 at 09:00 PM — Advocates for local food are pushing back against the notion that eating food grown or raised in Alaska is impossible or too expensive.

 

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