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Links for 4-18-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:44 AM - Are We Headed for a Credit Market Crash? - House of Debt What Eight Million Means - Paul Krugman Rents, Rents, Everywhere Rents! - Jared Bernstein What did QE ever do for u...

NEWS: Diplomatic agreement reached on... (Home)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:57 AM - After Thursday's accord in Geneva to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis, "Western officials noted the agreement calls for immediate de-escalation, and said it would soon be cle...

UFPPC statement: Is Russia really the... (Home)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:39 PM - UNITED FOR PEACE OF PIERCE COUNTY "We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than cooperative diplomacy." IS RUSSIA REALLY THE NEW ENEMY? Ap...

Regressive taxes are mentioned in the... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:34 PM - The issue of regressive taxes is in the news recently and is being raised by both supporters and opponents of Proposition 1. The Seattle Times, in their April 5 editorial a...

Regressive taxes are in the news and ... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:06 PM - The issue of regressive taxes is in the news recently. The Seattle Times, in their April 5 editorial against Proposition 1 mentioned regressive taxes twice. The editorial b...

A candidate quietude (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 10:25 PM - RANDY STAPILUS / Washington The Washington official candidate filing week is now exactly one month away. From there, candidates in races contested by more than two people w...

Panel from Hereville 3: Fruma tells a... (Alas, a Blog)
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Natural Experiment with Unemployment ... (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:23 PM - The results are in.  By cutting off unemployment benefits we got to see if that incentivised the long-term unemployed to find more jobs.  It didn't.  It just managed to cre...

The Sociopathic One Percent (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:18 PM - When Tim Draper did his polling on turning California into 6 new states, he was surprised at how poorly it was supported by the wealthier regions of the state.  Under his p...

Oligarchy is US (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:11 PM - When put the numbers to it, it turns out that the US is, in fact, an oligarchy.  "Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majorit...

'Not Just the Long-Term Unemployed: T... (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:02 PM - Mike Konczal: Not Just the Long-Term Unemployed: Those Unemployed Zero Weeks Are Struggling to Find Jobs: Leave aside for a moment the difficulty that the long-term unemplo...

Carbon and Taxes (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:55 PM - In November, the Obama administration set the social cost of carbon dioxide at $37 per ton.  Many argue that that figure is too low.  The recent IPCC report estimates that ...

Surviving a Nuclear Bomb: Update (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:45 PM - Some of us can still remember the days of backyard bomb shelters that eventually evolved into teeange makeout pads.  Just to keep current, here's today's best guide to surv...

Earth Day to May Day! (OlyBlog)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:42 PM - Earth Day to May Day! 22nd: Tuesday, Earth Day 9-11AM: Coffee/ CommuniTEA (MII) 12-2PM: Guerrilla Gardening Workshop (MII) 1:30PM: Port Plaza Earth Day Rally! 2-5PM: Bee at...

gccgreennewdealnowbeehive.jpg (OlyBlog)
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Earthquakes in Idaho: a Warning From... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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"Responding to Climate Change in the ... (OlyBlog)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:02 PM - Event:  Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm Responding to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest The 24th Annual Rachel Carson Forum The Evergreen State College Library...

Lavabit, Company That Defied NSA Surv... (MGx - Musings, Essays &...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 12:18 PM - Company rejected demand that it unlock its encrypted system as government chased whistleblower Edward Snowden

PSU profs say new contract is Step 1 ... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 12:02 PM - Greater job security, and modest raises, will help stabilize faculty The post PSU profs say new contract is Step 1 in combatting creeping corporatization appeared first on ...

Traditional Media

Colombia Mourns Death Of Favori... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:09 AM - Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday. Nowhere is his death felt more keenly than in his native Colombia. Many know this country for its d...

Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villa... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:09 AM - David Greene talks to "Weekend All Things Considered" host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern Cal...

Many Sunken Ferry Victims Belie... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:09 AM - The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are still missing. B...

Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:09 AM - Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be ...

Born With HIV, Building A Future (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:34 AM - Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and ...

Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:33 AM - Violence has reignited in western Iraq, with Islamist fighters taking over much of Anbar province three months ago. A renegade al-Qaida group has set up its headquarte...

Six Words: 'Segregation Should ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:31 AM - The investigative journalism group ProPublica, with reporter Nikole Hannah - Jones, has just completed a year-long project, Segregation Now , exploring the re-segregat...

10 finalists for Seattle police... (Q13 FOX News » Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 07:29 PM - SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray’s search committee has narrowed the list for Seattle next police chief down to 10 finalists — all  from out-of-state. The n...

Seattle suspends ride sharing r... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 07:19 PM - The city of Seattle has suspended limits and regulations on rideshare companies, enacted just last month by the City Council and grudgingly signed by Seattle Mayor Ed ...

Gay marriage: An insiders’ ugl... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 06:38 PM - The title of New York Times reporter Jo Becker’s book is “Forcing the Spring,” and it purports to tell the inside, insiders’ story of how Presi...

Gay marriage: An insiders̵... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 06:38 PM - PrintThe title of New York Times reporter Jo Becker’s book is “Forcing the Spring,” and it purports to tell the inside, insiders’ story of how ...

OIC's Kreidler: private insuran... (The Bellingham Herald -- ...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 06:37 PM - New data show Washington's private insurance market for individual subscribers has grown by 45,000 people to total nearly 325,000 policies since Washington's health in...

Hilyer running for Supreme Court (Politics Northwest)
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Vladimir Putin: “What would you... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 04:49 PM -   President Vladimir Putin controls just about everything — politics, media, billionaire cronies — in the Russian Federation.  But a question asked on...

Vladimir Putin: “What wou... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 04:49 PM - Print  President Vladimir Putin controls just about everything — politics, media, billionaire cronies — in the Russian Federation.  But a question ask...

Vladimir Putin: ‘What would you... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 04:49 PM - President Vladimir Putin controls just about everything — politics, media, billionaire cronies — in the Russian Federation.  But a question asked on his an...

Vladimir Putin: ‘What wou... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 04:49 PM - PrintPresident Vladimir Putin controls just about everything — politics, media, billionaire cronies — in the Russian Federation.  But a question asked on h...

Even Chimps Know That A Firm Be... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 04:14 PM - In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks ...

A Look At Russian President Put... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:55 PM - Steve Scher talks with Columbia University Professor Stephen Sestanovich about today's meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, EU and Russian officials in Geneva. Sestanovich...

Does Higher Education Lack Dive... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:55 PM - Ross Reynolds talks with Western Washington University President Dr. Bruce Shepard about his concerns for the lack of diversity at Western and other schools across the...

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Progressive Media

Brooklyn Teachers Push Back Aga... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, June 4 at 03:35 PM — " class="imagecache imagecache-main_node_view_image" width="615" height="400" /> High-stakes test prep leaves less time for projects like the one above, created by stu...

Why Jeb Bush's Greatest Politic... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 03:00 AM — I met Jeb Bush's biggest nightmare during a breakout session at March's Conservative Political Action Conference held outside of DC. In a side room, Phyllis Schlafly, ...

Mitch McConnell Says He Stood U... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 03:00 AM — Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that he led the Senate ...

"Talk to Me So I Know You Are S... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 03:00 AM — His face lit by the phone in his hand, a boy texts with family members in Homs, Syria, the site of some of the worst fighting in his country's three-year civil war. Th...

More From Ex-SEC Lawyer James K... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 01:08 AM — Former SEC enforcement lawyer James Kidney discusses the agency's shortcomings and suggests reforms.

Did Derivatives Worsen the Euro... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:03 AM — Yves here. This post summarizes a paper that argues that derivatives, specifically credit default swaps, exacerbated the severity of the European sovereign debt tsuris...

General Mills Retreats an Inch ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:17 PM — Law Professor Adam Levitin argued that we peons should make counterclaims against General Mills' overreaching arbitration policy.

Ukraine: Is Obama Channeling Ch... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 09:33 PM — In this Real News Network report, Michael Hudson discusses the news blackout in the US as far as critical developments in the Ukraine are concerned, and how the distor...

Rachel Maddow: Kentucky Democra... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 09:10 PM — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) might now be forced to choose not only which political office he wants most, but which kind of political figure he wants to be, MSNBC host Rachel...

Two Plays By Women, Two Worldviews (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:56 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine Nicole Shalhoub and Corey Brill in “Five Mile Lake.” Photo by Ben Horak/SCR. When I hear producers say, “Plays by wo...

Five Feminist Poems for Nationa... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 03:42 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine Feminist poets often take material for their poems from media headlines. Feminist poets often respond to and rewrite the news of the d...

Watch Hillary Clinton Tell an U... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:57 PM — A 19-year-old undocumented immigrant confronted Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and not-quite-presidential candidate , about immigration reform at an ev...

Watch Hillary Clinton Tell an U... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:57 PM — A 19-year-old undocumented immigrant confronted Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and not-quite-presidential candidate , about immigration reform at an ev...

Looking Forward (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:39 PM — The movement to reduce gun violence is still growing, and it has big plans for the coming election year. The post Looking Forward appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/17/14 (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:36 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Andy Towle @ Towleroad : Prop 8 Defense Attorney Reveals Daughter is Gay and Getting Married, Says Views are Evolving. ...

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/17/14 (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:30 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the commencement speaker at Liberty University href="http://www.religionnews.com/2014/04/16/b...

Discriminating on the Basis of ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:19 PM — Federal courts are increasingly recognizing Title VII protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is why a broad ruling in the...

Turkish Official Says Twitter W... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:16 PM — Officials from Twitter and the Turkish government met this week to try to smooth things over after Turkey's Twitter ban. The post Turkish Official Says Twitter Will He...

After Dry Winter In California,... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:07 PM — Cal Fire recently hired nearly 100 additional seasonal firefighters to help carry the load. There's already been about triple the average for the year so far. The post...

Todd Starnes Claims University ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:05 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Fox News commentator Todd Starnes is outraged by the president of Western Washington University’s deliberately pr...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 02:00 PM — A new line of consent-themed condoms from FORCE . The “Tuition” parody of Beyonce’s “Partition” is the  anthem of our generation . Lambda...

Virginia High Court Rules Denie... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:54 PM — “The Court’s decision signals to scientists at public universities that the pursuit of scientific knowledge will be protected in Virginia, no matter how their research...

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Aut... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:52 PM — Under the new law, officials will be allowed to inspect any clinic during business hours, even if there is no reasonable cause to believe the clinic is violating regul...

Cal Thomas Says Public Schools ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:45 PM — Media Source:  People for the American Way After warning that marriage equality for gays and lesbians will destroy America , conservative columnist Cal Thomas tol...

Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 01:41 PM — A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the ...

Traditional Media

Hacking your dreams (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, April 22 at 02:30 PM — Can a new app be the answer to a better night's sleep?

Hacking your dreams (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Saturday, April 19 at 02:30 PM — Can a new app be the answer to a better night's sleep?

Ratings Change: California's 26... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 03:01 AM — When the Republican wave hit in 2010, it lost virtually all of its strength before it got to the West Coast. Most Democrats in competitive races west of the Rocky Moun...

Ratings Change: California's 36... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 03:01 AM — After Democrat Raul Ruiz defeated GOP Rep. Mary Bono Mack in California's 36th District in 2012, Republican insiders immediately put this district toward the top of th...

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Ex... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:09 AM — President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the...

MLS hopes of growth, grandeur c... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:00 AM — Tense standoff with its referees union could have just been the start of a high-profile, tumultuous year

Is reading too much bad for kids? (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:00 AM — Clinging to print can isolate kids and alienate them from the digital world of multitasking

Opposition to clean needles for... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:00 AM — Advocates tout needle-exchange programs, seek to look to challenge federal funding ban on them

Recipe: Santa Fe Seder brisket (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:00 AM — After concocting this dish for a seder in New Mexico, Rosie Schaap realized she had a new tradition

A tale of friends, grief and gr... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 02:00 AM — In New Mexico, a new widow finds comfort introducing her friends to a seder table with local flavors

Advice to Democrats: Dont say r... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 01:44 AM — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Dont talk about the economic recovery. Its a political loser.

Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pi... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 01:42 AM — (The last paragraph of this April 16 story has been corrected to say Chuck Hagel is U.S. Defense Secretary)

The Note's Must-Reads for Frida... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 01:38 AM — The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at w...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 01:14 AM — In her memoir, A Fighting Chance , Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy, and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

Focus on human error as toll ri... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, April 18 at 12:46 AM — South Korean prosecutors say third officer, not captain, was in charge when ferry capsized on Wednesday

The Reluctant Prince of India&#... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:56 PM — Despite his lineage, the soul-searching Rahul Gandhi doesn't come across as the usual politician

Town of Montezuma election is f... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:21 PM — This teeny town at a dirt-street dead end high in the mountains of Summit County has long been included on lists of Colorado ghost towns.

Legislative committee passes ne... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:20 PM — A bill in the Colorado legislature to put extra safety restrictions on marijuana-infused edible products passed its first test Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant With 1... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:18 PM — Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are starting a family.

Procedural tiff could foul Okla... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:10 PM — Oral arguments before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday had less to do with weddings than whether the plaintiffs s...

Legislative committee passes ne... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 PM — A bill in the Colorado legislature to put extra safety restrictions on marijuana-infused edible products passed its first test Thursday.

After last year's recalls, Colo... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 10:58 PM — The Colorado House of Representatives passed, on a 37-28 party-line vote, a bill that will allow citizens to cast remote ballots in recall elections.

Procedural tiff could foul Okla... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 10:55 PM — Oral arguments before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday had less to do with weddings than whether the plaintiffs s...

Legislature passes foreclosure ... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 10:51 PM — Colorado legislators on Thursday passed a pair of bills designed to minimize the harm homeowners can face during a foreclosure.

At least 6 killed, 9 missing on... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Thursday, April 17 at 10:51 PM — After avalanche, rescuers and fellow climbers rushed to help, helicopter sent from Katmandu

 

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