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Say it ain’t so, Bill (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:24 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts As we age, many situations and things that were “certainties” of yesteryear are the “uncertainties” of our later times. Early black and w...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:17 AM - 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...

'Keynes Is Slowly Winning' (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:59 AM - [Travel day, so no more until later.] Paul Krugman: Keynes Is Slowly Winning: Back in 2010, I had a revelation about just how bad economic policy was about to get; I read t...

'Understanding George Osborne' or 'Os... (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:58 AM - Simon Wren-Lewis: Understanding George Osborne: Yesterday I spoke at the Resolution Foundation’s launch of their analysis of the UK political parties’ fiscal plans post 201...

Some Good News for the Unemployed (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:58 AM - At MoneyWatch: Some Good News for the Unemployed: There has been considerable discussion of the “hollowing out” of middle class jobs in recent years, a trend that started b...

Ambre Energy Bungles News of Its Own ... (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 06:30 AM - In case you missed the news, Ambre Energy—the struggling Australian energy startup that has been trying to launch a coal export business in the Pacific Northwest̵...

Links for 11-26-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 12:06 AM - The Stimulus Program Was a Smashing Success - Brookings Institution Tax Extenders Package Is Fundamentally Flawed - CBPP Regime Change From Roosevelt to Rousseff - Carola B...

COMMENTARY: 'Iraq no longer exists' (Home)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 11:50 PM - The United States is determined to save Iraq.  --  Unfortunately, as an article by Andrew Bacevich, currently at Columbia University, pointed out on Monday, "Iraq no longer...

Clinton versus … ? (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 07:34 PM - EJ Dione asks for someone to step up to save the Republican Party and the nation for each other. Jeb Bush. Because, um… Bush saves?

Microsoft Dodges Taxes (Washington Liberals)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 05:15 PM -   Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes Microsoft could find payoff, take high road by paying up taxes Microsoft doesn&...

Time Off for the Holiday -- Plus Recipe! (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 04:39 PM -

New Alaska governor, new vision (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 01:23 PM - MARKTRAHANT Austerity Alaskans from across the state met on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage over the weekend to talk about the transition to a new gov...

Economic Growth and the Information Age (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 11:02 AM - Brad DeLong: Over at Project Syndicate: Economic Growth and the Information Age: Daily Focus: ...America ... has become a vastly more unequal place since 1979... But the pa...

'Is Uber Really in a Fight to the Dea... (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 10:28 AM - For those of you interested in Uber, this is from Joshua Gans: Is Uber really in a fight to the death?: In recent days, since their PR troubles, there has been much discuss...

''How to Think about 'Think' Tanks'' (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 10:05 AM - Miles Corak: How to think about “think” tanks: It is sometimes said that think tanks are good for democracy; indeed the more of them, the better. If there are more ideas in...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 09:34 AM - 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...

'A Deeper Dive into the Weeds of the ... (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 09:04 AM - On Twitter, Jared Bernstein says he is "Correcting the record for those who claim that accounting for taxes & transfers changes the inequality story": A deeper dive into th...

Metro Launches TVM Trial (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 07:38 AM - New TVM appears Monday 12/1 at 3/Pine (Macys) for off-board @kcmetrobus tickets. Buy ahead, speed up boarding! pic.twitter.com/OpI6x0tzAM — punkrawker4783 (@punkrawker4783)...

Time Off for the Holiday (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 07:00 AM -

Holiday Shoppers: Boycott Walmart, K... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
Filed Tuesday, November 25 at 12:06 AM -

Traditional Media

Homeless Camp Weathers November... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 10:14 AM - The Seattle City Council budget includes $100,000 to support homeless camps, like one that sprang up on a busy sidewalk in front of the University District post office...

Proposed Distracted Driving Law... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:46 AM - The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is taking another run at an expanded distracted driving law. A proposed bill is sitting at the governor’s office now. The legi...

Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi C... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:43 AM - Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian radio host, was arrested today and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. The...

The Native American Side Of The... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:37 AM - A version of this story was originally published on Nov. 21, 2012. Everyone knows the schoolhouse version of the first Thanksgiving story: New England pilgrims came to...

If High Court Strikes Federal E... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:36 AM - Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in three dozen states where the federal government runs the program? ...

Weekly Innovation: A Seat That ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:31 AM - If you're traveling this holiday season, you'll inevitably be doing a lot of standing around. Whether it's standing in an airport security line or waiting at a crowded...

A Warning For Latin America's F... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:23 AM - One look at the Brazilian flag and you think: This must be a space-age, high-tech country. That star-spackled orb in the middle glowing like a planetarium. The banner ...

Rebuilding Beirut's synagogue (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:12 AM - The Jewish community in Beirut is centuries old.  But few Jewish people remain, and the main synagogue was destroyed by fighting during Lebanon's civil war.  Some of t...

A Somali Aid Worker Would Rathe... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:04 AM - In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people.

Hissing And Sighing: The Lament... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:02 AM - When a man drives by the strip at Lumley Beach in downtown Freetown at night, he'll probably hear a sharp hiss. That's not an unusual sound in Sierra Leone. Lots of pe...

Protests over Mexico's missing ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:59 AM - The protests rumbling across Mexico's major cities are at least partly about the case of 43 students missing in the state of Guerrero since September. But the demonstr...

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Me... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:19 AM - When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meal, most tables will feature traditional fare: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries. But should you be looking for a di...

Robot Milkers Bring New Future ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:01 AM - If anyone should be a traditional farmer, it would be Alan Mesman. His family has been farming for six generations near La Conner. But last year, Mesman became the sec...

A Texting Robot Milks Every Cow... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:01 AM - If anyone should be a traditional farmer, it would be Alan Mesman. His family has been farming for six generations near La Conner, Washington. But last year, Mesman be...

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Proc... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:59 AM - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the Court said in a statement. Ginsburg,...

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Proc... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:59 AM - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the court said in a statement. Ginsburg,...

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:58 AM - Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

Seattle's King County To Study ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:58 AM - King County, Washington, is more than 30 percent non-white. But juries in the state’s most populous county often don’t reflect that diversity.

Northwesterners Protest Ferguso... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:58 AM - People in several Northwest cities raised their voices in protest Tuesday over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, Missouri police officer Darr...

Christmas Trees Delayed At Nort... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:58 AM - Several Northwest Christmas tree growers are trying to push containers full of evergreens through the Northwest’s delayed seaports.

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Progressive Media

In The Eyes Of Their Killers, T... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 10:19 AM — Wilson and Zimmerman tell eerily similar stories. The post In The Eyes Of Their Killers, Trayvon Martin And Mike Brown Were The Same Person appeared first on ThinkProg...

Millennials’ Nonchalance About ... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 10:02 AM — "For people living with HIV and AIDS, it's not enough to know -- you also have to go for health care." The post Millennials’ Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The V...

Happy Black Friday, Your Credit... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:55 AM — Over the past year, Target and other retailers have worked hard to repair their images. But since last holiday season, the industry is not much better prepared to stop...

MAP: Country Lights Up With Fer... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:53 AM — All told, 41 states had solidarity protests in honor of Mike Brown on Tuesday. The post MAP: Country Lights Up With Ferguson Solidarity Protests appeared first on Thin...

How To Convince Your Right-Wing... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:37 AM — Uncle Richard knows climate change is real, but doesn't want to act. Here's how you can talk to him about it without ruining Thanksgiving. The post How To Convince You...

How To Talk To Your Climate Den... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:37 AM — A simple comment about the weather can erupt into a rant about "Climategate," "pauses," and the polar vortex. Here are the key points you need to ensure your Thanksgiv...

The CIA's Student-Activism Phase (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:30 AM — Tom Hayden In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed.

Industry Groups Are Freaking Ou... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:15 AM — Here's why you might be wary to believe them. The post Industry Groups Are Freaking Out About Obama’s New Smog Pollution Rule appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Myths And Facts About The Renew... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:48 AM — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), whi...

Walmart Workers Give Up Thanksg... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:18 AM — Twelve striking Walmart employees and community members will stage a 24-hour fast on Thanksgiving Day. The post Walmart Workers Give Up Thanksgiving Dinner To Stage 24...

BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has ... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:31 AM — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's oldest member and its senior-most liberal, "underwent a coronary catheterization procedure" on Wednesday morning "to p...

Giving Thanks to Many (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:23 AM — There are many, many people and organizations to whom I am deeply grateful and with which I feel blessed to be affiliated. Today, I want to give thanks to all of you. ...

Justice Scalia Explains What Wa... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:13 AM — "[N]either in this country nor in England has the suspect under investigation by the grand jury ever been thought to have a right to testify or to have exculpatory evi...

UVA Officials Reacted to Rape C... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:02 AM — After a damning article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity erupted in a firestorm of negative press, school officials leapt into action. But the ...

Justice for Mike Brown: Sign th... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:00 AM —

Bill Black: The New York Times ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 06:55 AM — Yves here. Bill Black continues to heap well-deserved scorn on efforts to defend New York Fed president William Dudley's revealing performance in Senate testimony last...

Schumer: Democrats Must ‘Embrac... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 06:48 AM — The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused ...

A Texas Lawmaker’s Bizarre Plan... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 06:38 AM — The Constitution: not optional, even in Texas. The post A Texas Lawmaker’s Bizarre Plan To Secede From The Union One Law At A Time appeared first on ThinkProgress .

What You Need To Know To Win An... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 06:02 AM — ThinkProgress has your back this Thanksgiving if your uncle decides to ask, "Did anyone watch Obummer’s decision on executive action last week?" The post What You Need...

City Passes Historic Retail Wor... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:58 AM — San Francisco's retail workers will now get two weeks' notice of schedules and pay if their shifts are canceled. The post City Passes Historic Retail Workers Bill Of R...

Chinese Students Face Long Pris... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:51 AM — “I support the unity of the country and oppose separatism.” The post Chinese Students Face Long Prison Terms After Volunteering For Minority Rights Website appeared fi...

"I Didn't Know What the Sky Loo... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:44 AM — An Ohio man has been freed from prison after spending 39 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Ricky Jackson, a 59-year old African-American man, had been ja...

Mississippi Burning: As Ferguso... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:37 AM — At the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Monday, President Obama honored James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner, the three civil rights workers who ...

Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil ... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:26 AM — On Tuesday, the family of Michael Brown held a press conference at a church not far from Ferguson. Michael Brown Sr. was present but did not speak. He wore a red St. L...

"This Country Values Property O... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 05:12 AM — Protests are set to begin for a third day in a row in Ferguson, Missouri over a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black tee...

Traditional Media

Blackout of Bulls, Blackhawks f... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 04:00 PM — When the Chicago Bulls host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, speculation will run rampant over how much injury-plagued superstar Derrick Rose will play.

Mac and Cheese beak-to-beak in ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:59 AM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce Wednesday afternoon whether Mac or Cheese will be America's top turkey, then both birds will trav...

Michael Brown's parents vow to ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:45 AM — Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden speak out a day after officer Darren Wilson said 'I know I did my job right'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:37 AM — Doctors discovered a blockage in her coronary artery on Tuesday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:19 AM — Doctors discovered a blockage in her coronary artery on Tuesday.

Five Ways to Measure Black Frid... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:11 AM — With Walmart workers promising their biggest-ever strike, here's how to understand the action on Black Friday

Five Ways to Measure Black Frid... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:11 AM — With Walmart workers promising their biggest strike, here's how to understand the action on Black Friday

New York Times commissions illu... (Erik Wemple)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:07 AM — Editors commonly commission illustrations to accompany feature stories, lifestyle stories and other such fare. But how often has a news organization ordered up an illu...

Illinoisans Invited to Toast St... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:07 AM — The Illinois State Society is throwing down Dec. 3 in the Capitol Visitor Center for Illinois Statehood Day. And any Land of Lincolners looking to get their Prairie St...

Why do we think businesspeople ... (The Plum Line)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:04 AM — In every presidential campaign, there are crackpots who run vanity campaigns. We never learn their names, because the press doesn’t bother with them and they don...

Congressional Hits and Misses: ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:04 AM — With Thanksgiving around the corner, Heard on the Hill takes a look at the times lawmakers simply could not get food off their minds.

Report Outlines Constituent Mee... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:01 AM — Constituent participation is the key to scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation.

How to Handle a Broken Campaign... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 09:00 AM — Broken campaign promises complicate a politician's re-election effort, but they don't have to be fatal.

Pampered Turkeys Rest Up in Pri... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:51 AM — They're well bred, blow dried, and on their best behavior. Thousands of them compete every year. But only one will be pardoned by the President of the United States.

Congressional Future Caucus Pro... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:50 AM — After shoppers hunt for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some members of Congress are hoping Americans will pull out their wallets and roll up their sl...

Storm threatens to foil Thanksg... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:47 AM — A storm expected to blast the East Coast with rain and snow through Thursday morning is threatening to snarl traffic for millions and impede air travel ahead of the Th...

China Drafts a Law on Domestic ... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:43 AM — One-quarter of women in China are estimated to be victims of domestic violence

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:28 AM — Doctors discovered a blockage in her coronary artery on Tuesday.

Why Russia Said 'No Deal&#... (Businessweek.com -- Polit...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:19 AM — Russia won't cut oil production because it needs the revenue, and for technical reasons it cannot cut and raise production as quickly as Saudi Arabia

Inventor of Knee Defender insis... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:19 AM — I've taken up the issue of reclining airplanes seats a few times now and firmly established myself as someone who supports reclining — but also being polite, thoughtfu...

Canadian radio host Jian Ghomes... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:12 AM — A celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals has been charged with sexual assault and will appear in court later on Wednesday, police said.

Obama administration sets stric... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 08:00 AM — Industry groups say a higher standard for eliminating ozone pollution would place an undue burden on the economy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:59 AM — Doctors discovered a blockage in her coronary artery on Tuesday.

Cubs to discuss Dave Martinez a... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:51 AM — The possibility of Dave Martinez returning to the Chicago Cubs remains strong.

Four reasons the Bears can give... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 26 at 07:46 AM — Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of cou...

 

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