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Paul Krugman: China’s Naked Emperors (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 01:08 AM - What can we learn from the response of the Chinese government to the problems in China's stock market?: China’s Naked Emperors, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: ... W...

Links for 07-31-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 12:06 AM - Econ 101: Chicago? M.I.T.? Nope, Berkeley's on Top - Noah Smith Pushing on a String: An Origin Story - Tim Taylor On Corbynomics - Stumbling and Mumbling The wheels on the ...

The female James Bond (archy)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 09:42 PM -

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:48 PM - Getting the right Greece allusions… go to Byzantium, not Antiquity. Dennis Rodman supports Donald Trump. The Socialists argue about Bernie Sanders Why don’t Wom...

“the” Donald, or “a” Donald (Skull / Bones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:21 PM - Ralph Nader complains about the coverage of Donald Trump, and suggests Kasich should be in any Republican debate. Does well to complain that the Huffington Post is here in ...

BACKGROUND: Front-page NY Times indic... (Home)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:01 PM - In a front-page analysis censorious of German policy in the Greek debt crisis, Thursday's New York Times said that "Greece’s economic crisis not only has done nothing...

Efforts Underway to Block Eyman Black... (schmudget)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 02:35 PM - Read the press release  about the I-1366 lawsuit.    A group of Washington state residents are suing to block Tim Eyman’s unconstitutional Initiative 1366 fr...

Fed Watch: GDP Report (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 01:45 PM - Tim Duy: GDP Report, by Tim Duy: The second quarter GDP report, while not a blockbuster by any measure, will nudge the Fed further in the direction of a September rate hike...

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Medi... (schmudget)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 12:05 PM - Since 1965, Medicaid has played an essential role in the health and well-being of families and individuals with low incomes, including children, parents, pregnant wome...

NEW REPORT: Too Many Kids Are Being L... (schmudget)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 11:12 AM - Because of stagnating wages, underemployment, and high costs for basic needs like housing and child care, many of Washington state’s kids and families will continue to have...

Efforts Underway to Block Eyman Black... (schmudget)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 11:10 AM - Read the media advisory about the I-1366 lawsuit press conference.    A group of Washington state residents are suing to block Tim Eyman’s unconstitutional Initia...

To end the gender wage gap, we must l... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 11:03 AM - In the last week, Black women in the U.S. finally caught up to what the typical White man made in 2014. That is, a Black woman in the middle of the income spectrum has to w...

To End the Gender Wage Gap, We Must L... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 11:03 AM - In the last week, Black women in the U.S. finally caught up to what the typical White man made in 2014. That is, a Black woman in the middle of the income spectrum has to w...

News Roundup: Failure to Yield (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 11:00 AM - Another hit and run on Dexter Avenue N, this one thankfully with minor injuries. After turning himself in later in the day, the cellphone-staring driver was cited for failu...

'Dentists and Skin in the Game' (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 10:41 AM - Paul Krugman: Dentists and Skin in the Game: Wonkblog has a post inspired by the dentist who paid a lot of money to shoot Cecil the lion, asking why he — and dentists in ge...

Higher-Than-Expected Second Quarter G... (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 09:25 AM - Dean Baker: Consumption Spending and Net Exports Spur Higher-Than-Expected Second Quarter Growth: Downward GDP revisions show economy falling further behind potential outpu...

Something scary happened in 1975 – to... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 08:55 AM - By STAN SORSCHER (July 30, 2015) — In 2002, I heard an economist characterizing this figure as containing a valuable economic insight. He wasn’t sure what the i...

McNerney and Eyman deja vu, TPP on dr... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 08:45 AM - Thursday, July 30, 2015   BOEING   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald —  McNerney says without Ex-Im Bank, Boeing work could move overseas — Boeing C...

First take (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 08:20 AM - The protest on the Willamette has become the “talk of the town” – Portland, that is – Willamette Week reports. This may be the spot where a practica...

Link Excuse of the Week: Save on Par... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 06:50 AM - The Seafair tradition continues: Free shuttles to the Genessee Park festival area, from which you get the best view of the Albert Lee Cup hydroplane races and the Blue Ange...

Traditional Media

Get To Know Your New Seattle Ci... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, November 3 at 02:10 PM - How well do you know the Seattle City Council district you live in? In 2013, Seattle voted to split the city into seven districts to elect council members with two mor...

Beijing selected to host 2022 W... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 06:16 AM - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the fi...

Rant & Rave: It’s a dog’s life (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 06:00 AM - Readers thank Third Place Books for Jimmy Carter visit, scold people soliciting with pets

After the A-bomb survivors die,... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:55 AM - On a recent afternoon in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, two men sat on a bench, deep in conversation. The older one sports a narrow-brimmed fedora. He’s probably in ...

WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:27 AM - New classified documents released by WikiLeaks purport to show that the United States spied on Japan's government, banks and companies including Mitsubishi. In one doc...

Former Vancouver drama teacher ... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:15 AM - A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student at her home and office

UW brain-wave study: social bab... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:03 AM - The babies who learned the sounds of a foreign language best were the ones who were better at looking back and forth between Spanish-speaking tutors and the toys the t...

2 Yakima County men sentenced f... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:59 AM - 2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles

Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:24 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

People Who Text While Walking D... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:23 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Beijing Awarded The 2022 Winter... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:44 AM - The International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games . With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summ...

Beijing Awarded The 2022 Olympi... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:44 AM - The International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games . With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summ...

IOC To Announce The 2022 Winter... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Remembering When Driverless Ele... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add U... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

In Michigan, A Testing Ground F... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsyAr_VLQ_E

In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Tra... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - It's 5:45 in the morning and in a field outside Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, Cambodia's demining rats are already hard at work. Their noses are close to the wet gras...

Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - In the weeks since Donald Trump launched his self-financed bid for president, the multi-billionaire's hard-edged rhetoric has gotten far more attention than the potent...

Democratic Candidates Stumble O... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Here's How To Identify Sounds Y... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

The Deadly Legacy Of Jeb Bush’s... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:40 AM — Here is how Jeb Bush forever changed the nation's self-defense laws. The post The Deadly Legacy Of Jeb Bush’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law appeared first ...

The Trauma Of Police Encounters (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:00 AM — Black people's unease around the police is nothing new. The post The Trauma Of Police Encounters appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Fox News Warns Of Nefarious Tra... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:00 AM — The difference between how Bill O'Reilly and The Daily Show discuss transgender issues may not be surprising, but it is indicative of media in general. The post Fox Ne...

Electric Co-ops Are Already Pra... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:00 AM — The country's smallest utilities are all in on renewable energy and efficiency plans. The post Electric Co-ops Are Already Practicing The Future Of Energy appeared fir...

Remembering Michael Harrington (In These Times)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:30 AM — In a lifetime of political engagement, Michael Harrington must have given ten thousand speeches, and of those, probably a thousand in New York City, where he had made ...

Links 7/31/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:55 AM —

IMF Staff Attempts to Spread Di... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:50 AM — Nathan Tankus reports on the latest developments in the IMF staff's growing war against a deal. Can they succeed in sowing dissent?

Show Notes for Friday, July 31,... (STEPHANIE MILLER SHOWlive...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:18 AM — • John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Insight 121, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT for “Fridays With Fugelsang” • Comedy Duo Frangela joins us in the ...

July 31, 1965: J.K. Rowling is ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:00 AM — Richard Kreitner “As the rest of the wizarding world teeters on the brink of catastrophe, what Harry really wants to know is: Did Dumbledore love me or what?”

The Ideology of the S&P Threat ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:43 AM — Why you should look hard at the rationales and motives of ratings agencies like S&P in giving sovereign debt downgrades.

Gov. Scott Walker’s Economic De... (In These Times)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 01:18 AM — The continuum of American politics is not a straight line—it is more like a circle. Travel farther out on the right and left, and ultimately the sides bend to a ...

Paradise Burning: Why We All Ne... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 10:25 PM — When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.

Jon Stewart: ‘Rich, crazy monst... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 09:12 PM — Jon Stewart seemed to show sympathy toward Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus on Thursday’s Daily Show, pointing out that Priebus’ best eff...

Hillary Clinton Fires Back at t... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 09:09 PM — The New York Times had a bombshell on its hands the other day: the paper of record reported that government investigators had asked the Justice Department to investiga...

What We Learned About Donald Tr... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 06:52 PM — Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post ...

What We Learned About Donald Tr... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 06:52 PM — Donald Trump's preparation for the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate is "low key, absolutely low stress," adviser Chuck Laudner told the Washington Post ...

Join Our 60 Days to Stop a War ... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:53 PM —

New Hampshire woman accuses Blo... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:40 PM — A New Hampshire woman featured in a Bloomberg Politics video said on Thursday night that she was misrepresented as a supporter of Donald Trump when in reality, she bac...

Corroborating Cops in Sam DuBos... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 05:31 PM — University of Cincinnati Police Officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd corroborated Officer Ray Tensing's seemingly false account of what happened before he shot and ki...

The Revolving Door Is Spinning ... (The American Prospect)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 04:16 PM — (Photo: Office of Tammy Baldwin) Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin announce the introduction of the Financial Services ...

ICE May Be Forced to Cease Inhu... (In These Times)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 03:45 PM — Last week, a federal court judge ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of Central American children violates a long-standing court agreement known as F...

To Grexit or Not to Grexit (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 02:48 PM — Lisa Duggan Amid accusations of “capitulation” and “left extremism”, panelists at the Democracy Rising conference heatedly debated what it would mean for Greece to sta...

Russell Brand: Bill O’Reilly de... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 02:24 PM — Bill O’Reilly came perilously close to self-awareness in his defense of Donald Trump, comedian Russell Brand said on his latest commentary for The Trews, saying ...

Maryland Governor To Close Balt... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 02:00 PM — The 1,092 inmates will be immediately moved from the "disastrous" building. The post Maryland Governor To Close Baltimore City Jail, Calling It The ‘The Worst Prison I...

Maryland Governor To Close Balt... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, July 30 at 02:00 PM — The 1,092 inmates will be immediately moved from the "disastrous" building. The post Maryland Governor To Close Baltimore City Jail, Calling It ‘The Worst Prison In Am...

Traditional Media

ISIL could be the big winner of... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 07:00 AM — Mullah Omar's death could be recruiting boon for ISIL, which has called on 'jihadists' to pledge their allegiance

Mo Amer talks to Adam May (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 06:00 AM — American stand-up comedian of Palestinian descent uses humor to change perceptions

Chicago plans to cut O'Hare noi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:46 AM — The Emanuel administration on Friday will propose an experiment at O'Hare International Airport to rotate the runways used late at night, possibly on a weekly basis, t...

Ebola vaccine shows 100 percent... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:37 AM — Lancet study says new vaccine, in trial funded by World Health Organization, could stop Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Woman killed, 5 injured when ca... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:11 AM — A woman was killed and five other people when their car flipped over on the Eisenhower Expressway early Friday, officials said.

Homeless, drug-addicted more vu... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 05:00 AM — On tough San Juan streets, citys most marginalized residents eke out living in precarious underground economy

Zimbabwe seeks extradition of A... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:55 AM — US citizen reportedly lured lion known as Cecil from Zimbabwe national park and killed the animal for sport

Palestinian baby burned to deat... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:49 AM — Two homes set ablaze in Duma village in the West Bank, with graffiti left on the walls reading 'revenge' in Hebrew

Beijing beats out Kazakhstan to... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:44 AM — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

Zimbabwe to seek extradition of... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:31 AM — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process ...

Zimbabwe to seek extradition of... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:31 AM — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process ...

Suspect in Charleston church sh... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:19 AM — The man accused of slaying nine parishioners as they worshipped at a South Carolina church was expected in court Friday to face dozens of federal charges, including ha...

Beijing selected to host 2022 W... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:16 AM — Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee

Bizarre scene unfolds at cop ki... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:16 AM — An attempt by defense attorneys to put Bryant Brewer's mental illness on display before a packed courtroom Thursday appeared to backfire when he angrily told a prosecu...

Almost 6 acres of land added ne... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:15 AM — Along Chicago's lakefront at Fullerton Avenue Beach, cranes rolled along a causeway that only a few months ago was part of the lake itself. Every day this summer, roug...

Man dead, at least 18 hurt in s... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:13 AM — A man was killed and at least 18 others have been wounded since Thursday afternoon across the city, police said.

Blagojevich's lawyers to ask fu... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:00 AM — Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide his appeal after a three-judge panel of the court recently uph...

Police: Man given second chance... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 04:00 AM — Chicago police say a man who got a second chance at life when murder charges against him were dropped was killed in a shootout this week after he tried to rob a man wi...

Beijing selected to host 2022 W... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:14 AM — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

Woman dead, 5 hurt in car crash... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:10 AM — A woman was killed and five others were hurt in a single-car crash early Friday morning on the Eisenhower Expressway, officials said.

Assistant coach in Illini women... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:04 AM — As players transferred out of the University of Illinois women's basketball program this past season, then-associate head coach Mike Divilbiss may have had a feeling o...

Aldermen looking to stop stores... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:04 AM — Chicago's ban on plastic bags starts to take effect at many big stores Saturday, but an alderman who helped craft the law already is talking about changing it in order...

How Hillary will cast Republica... (The Plum Line)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 03:03 AM — Today, Hillary Clinton is set to deliver a speech calling on Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and her campaign says she will blast “Republican argumen...

Man dead, at least 16 hurt in s... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:29 AM — A man was killed and at least 16 others have been wounded since Thursday afternoon across the city, police said.

Democratic Candidates Stumble O... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 02:08 AM — "Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the N...

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