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Paul Krugman: Apologizing to Japan (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 12:15 AM - What are the lessons we should learn from Japan?: Apologizing to Japan, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: For almost two decades, Japan has been held up as ... an obje...

Links for 10-31-14 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 12:06 AM - Economic Lessons Not Learned - NYTimes.com In praise of macroeconomists (or at least one of them) - mainly macro Wikipedia: The value of open content production - Vox EU In...

NEWS: Lower profile to elude ISIS att... (Home)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 11:54 PM - On Wednesday the Washington Times was the first to report that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has told employees and their families to vary routines and hide evidence...

Looking for action? (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 07:12 PM - Find it at Radical Women’s organizing meeting Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists looking to change the world! Take part in updates and discussions on the effort...

Motorcycle lane splitting (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 05:57 PM - One of those counter-intuitive findings, motorcycle lane splitting is better for riders, better for drivers, and safer than sitting in traffic. We aren't talking about scre...

dissecting the Senate ads (Skull / Bones)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 05:30 PM - Monica Wehby shows us the the standard black and white image of the grainy, unflattering Jeff Merkley.  The voice snarls.  “Senator Jeff Merkley is a bad man.” ...

America's Navy The Unsung Heroes Of N... (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 05:24 PM - The US Navy has logged over 5,400 reactor years of accident-free nuclear power. This a testament to the skill of the crews that man our ships and the reactor designs we use...

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Fina... (Into the Breach)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 05:21 PM - Mutual fund managers, those wonderful experts that know so much more than the rest of us about valuing and trading securities, really don't do much better than the rest of ...

Third Party Fanfare (OlyBlog)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 11:40 AM - Event:  Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:00pm In our Third Party Fanfare, four "minor" parties will flourish their ideas, resulting in some dissonance and some harmony.  ...

Halloween at Sherwood Press (OlyBlog)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 11:19 AM - Event:  Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm From today's inbox: Google Plus One Facebook Like

Harvest Dinner (OlyBlog)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 11:11 AM - Event:  Sun, 11/02/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm  From today's inbox: This Sunday November 2nd from 5-9pm, Local Foods, Local Farms, Local Chefs Harvest Dinner at Eastsi...

“Both Parties Are The Same” (Who Hijacked Our Country)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 09:25 AM -

Right-wing group’s tax-free status ch... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 09:04 AM - By DAVID GROVES The Stand TACOMA (Oct. 30, 2014) — The tax-exempt status of the Freedom Foundation is being challenged by a Tacoma attorney, who accuses the right-win...

R.I.P. Rep. Freeman, no Fast Track, o... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 09:03 AM - Thursday, October 30, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► From Reuters — NLRB dismisses last complaints from Machinists’ contract vote — The Seattle NLRB offic...

'BEA: Real GDP increased at 3.5% Annu... (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 07:22 AM - Calculated Risk: BEA: Real GDP increased at 3.5% Annualized Rate in Q3: From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product, Third Quarter 2014 (Advance Estimate) Real gross domestic prod...

Ability and integrity both? (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 06:52 AM - DAVIDFRAZIER Boise Guardian We often hear the lament, “I am not voting because it is always the lesser of two evils.” A story in the Saturday DAILY PAPER by reporter K...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 06:49 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...

The #1 Question from Progressives abo... (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 06:47 AM - Last time I shared the #1 question from conservatives about revenue-neutral carbon taxes like the Carbon Washington proposal to implement a BC-style carbon tax and use the ...

Thurston County Democratic Central Co... (<b>Olympia</b> Time)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 06:14 AM -

Fed Watch: FOMC Recap (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 12:24 AM - Tim Duy: FOMC Recap, by Tim Duy: In broad terms, the FOMC meeting concluded as I had expected. To the extent there were any surprises, they were on the hawkish side. Or, I ...

Traditional Media

Music heard on the air for Octo... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:42 AM - The tunes played between segments on The World for October 30, 2014 include:

Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Home... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:49 AM - Officials in Hawaii are sending National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa on the Big Island, where a lava flow is creeping toward a main road, threatening to cut off ...

50 Great Teachers: A Celebratio... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:03 AM - Anne Sullivan was a great teacher. Famously, she was the "Miracle Worker," who taught a blind and deaf girl named Helen Keller to understand sign language and, eventua...

Alleged Cop-Killer Due In Court... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:01 AM - Eric Frein, the man who allegedly shot and killed a police officer and wounded another before leading authorities on a massive seven-week manhunt through rural Pennsyl...

Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why T... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:22 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Selfies With Bears Prompt Warni... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:22 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Three Cheers For The Instant Re... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 02:44 AM - The Giants challenged a call in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night. It took the umpiring crew — in conference with the umpires holed up in the video monitoring...

Look Here: Phone App Checks Pho... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - There's now free software for your iphone that lets you check for early signs of certain eye diseases. The idea for the app comes from a Baylor University chemist name...

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebol... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - Vincent Racaniello, who studies viruses at Columbia University, says Ebola has recently become his obsession. "I find myself reading incessantly about Ebola when I sho...

Why Deflation Is Such A Big Wor... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - Growth is slowing all over the world right now, and that's especially true in Europe. Much of the continent is on the brink of another recession and even the German ec...

Cash For Halloween Candy? Denti... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - If your little ghosts and goblins dump their candy on the living room floor tonight, go ahead: Let them at it. They can sort, then trade, and gorge on their favorites....

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Found... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - Joanna Ebenstein is founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, which features a human skeleton, a pickled possum and a two-headed ducklin...

Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcraw... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

For This Colorado Voter, Oil An... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Cash For Halloween Candy? Denti... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM - If your little ghosts and goblins dump their candy on the living room floor tonight, go ahead: Let them at it. They can sort, then trade, and gorge on their favorites....

As Crimea's Borders Change, So ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:29 AM - It was like a scene from an old Soviet movie playing out before our eyes in 2014. Dozens of young Crimeans, with innocent faces and crisp blue uniforms, stand at atten...

Seattle public safety levy? Som... (Crosscut Topic Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:00 AM - Mayor Ed Murray suggested that planning for the levy might get underway this fall, but it has not.

A gold mine's upcoming closure ... (Crosscut Topic Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:00 AM - North Central Washington worries about its economic future as a gold mine prepares to close, taking with it high-paying jobs.

700 show up to tell Ecology: to... (The Bellingham Herald -- ...)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 10:47 PM - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway touts its track record hauling volatile Bakken crude oil, but Gov. Inslee and the Legislature want a closer look at risk, which an...

Dubious achievers: Dirtiest, l... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 06:17 PM - “Politics ain’t beanbag,” goes a famous axiom,  but in this era of secretive “SuperPACS,” concealed contributors, hit mailings and all-li...

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Progressive Media

School District Strips High Sch... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 06:16 AM — It will be up to the schools to decide whether they want to rip out the offending pages or use a marker to censor them. The post School District Strips High School Bio...

Officer Shot And Killed Psychia... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:59 AM — The victim had no criminal history, and there is no indication that he was armed. The post Officer Shot And Killed Psychiatric Patient While Transporting Him To The Ho...

43 Disappearances, A Militarize... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:56 AM — The case of the 43 missing students is just the tipping point in Mexico. The post 43 Disappearances, A Militarized Police Force, And Mexico’s Failing Trust In It...

The Next Oil Spill (In These Times)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:00 AM — For a film that takes on the big question of what the post-Deepwater Horizon oil industry means to the people of the bayou and beyond, The Great Invisible , which open...

How the Christian Right Is Usin... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:30 AM — Pundits may be declaring the culture wars over, but conservative Christians are donning their battle gear and rushing back to the front lines. In recent months, a coal...

Show Notes for Friday, October ... (STEPHANIE MILLER SHOWlive...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:26 AM — • Comedian John Fugelsang calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT for another edition of Fridays With Fugelsang • Sister Simone Campbell of the Nuns On The Bus calls in at 1...

Facebook Wants You to Vote on T... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:00 AM — On Election Day, political campaigns, candidates, consultants, and pollsters pay close attention to who votes and why—and so does Facebook. For the past six year...

Fed Needs to Stop Asset Acquisi... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 12:49 AM — Yves here. Readers will take issue with some of former Fed staffer and banking expert Walker Todd's comments on monetarism and Fed policy, but he nevertheless reaches ...

Government, Not the Private Sec... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 11:06 PM — This video, in which economist Mariana Mazzucato discusses her book The Entrepreneurial State, explains how most of what you think you know about innovation is wrong. ...

“The Tragedy of Electronic Medi... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 10:37 PM — Yves here. We've written about the pitfalls of electronic health records in the past. One of the surprising reactions is the "dazzled by technology" response of some r...

The Pakistani Superhero Who’s B... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 04:22 PM — Media Source:  Ms. Magazine In Pakistan, a woman superhero is saving the day on television screens, spreading awareness about women’s issues and fighting for gend...

SisterReach Holds Conference on... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 02:47 PM — Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-c...

Gardner Pushed for $110 Million... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 02:41 PM — During his re-election campaign in Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has spotlighted senatorial candidate Cory Gardner’s extreme anti-abortion positions, which oppo...

Joyce Carol Oates Thinks There’... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:47 PM — The facts suggest otherwise. The post Joyce Carol Oates Thinks There’s No Street Harassment In ‘Affluent Midtown’ appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Joyce Carol Oates Thinks There’... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:47 PM — The facts suggest otherwise. The post Joyce Carol Oates Thinks There’s No Street Harassment On Park Avenue appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Actually, Young People Are Lead... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:42 PM — Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them...

Why The Result Of Brazil’s Elec... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:38 PM — If the last four years are any indication, Brazilian environmental policy is about to become even more regressive. The post Why The Result Of Brazil’s Elections ...

Harry Reid Talks Expanding Soci... (Progressive Change Campai...)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:35 PM — Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a fundraising email to the PCCC’s nearly 1 million members nationwide yesterday saying that a Senate Republican Majority wou...

Harry Reid Talks Expanding Soci... (Progressive Change Campai...)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:35 PM — Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a fundraising email to the PCCC’s nearly 1 million members nationwide yesterday saying that a Senate Republican Majority wou...

Conservatives Not Amused by NAR... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:21 PM — Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply. Image: Truth Revolt/Yout...

Hillary Clinton: Closing Labor ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:13 PM — In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.” Im...

Join a Special GOTV Call with S... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 01:09 PM —

Inside The Little-Known Push To... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 12:04 PM — "These are not local people. They are not here to do us good," said Colbert County resident Cecilia Hicks. The post Inside The Little-Known Push To Mine Alabama For Ta...

Mysterious Company Buying Up La... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 12:04 PM — "These are not local people. They are not here to do us good," said Colbert County resident Cecilia Hicks. The post Mysterious Company Buying Up Large Tracks Of Alabam...

Mysterious Company Buying Up La... (Think Progress)
Filed Thursday, October 30 at 12:04 PM — "These are not local people. They are not here to do us good," said Colbert County resident Cecilia Hicks. The post Mysterious Company Buying Up Large Tracts Of Alabam...

Traditional Media

Crystal Lake offering rewards t... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, November 5 at 04:00 PM — Crystal Lake police will be stepping up enforcement on drunken driving over the Halloween weekend.

Snow could be in store for Hall... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:58 AM — The scariest thing for Chicagoans this Halloween could be the weather forecast.

Geena Davis talks to Stephanie Sy (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:30 AM — The actor founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which works to improve female representation on screen

Morning Plum: Last chance for D... (The Plum Line)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:22 AM — As the battle for control of the Senate comes down to the wire, the major forecasts are edging in the direction of increased likelihood of GOP control of the Upper Cha...

Naperville tax bills may rise n... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:20 AM — The average Naperville homeowner will pay about $47 more to the city in property taxes next year, under a proposal that won initial approval from councilmen.

Protesters return to Burkina Fa... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 05:00 AM — After bloody day of unrest Thursday, opposition say concession of transitional government not enough

China to send elite army unit t... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:59 AM — China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greate...

Starbucks says it will roll out... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:20 AM — Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular pumpkin spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the compa...

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania'... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 04:06 AM — NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more...

Pennsylvania manhunt ends as Er... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:41 AM — For more than six weeks they scoured the Poconos woods in northeastern Pennsylvania, working extra-long shifts in pursuit of Eric Frein, the man charged with killing o...

Off-duty police officer beaten ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:10 AM — An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed of his gun and beaten in a downtown parking garage, police said.

Dem base: What about us? (Top News)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:09 AM — Dissatisfaction is widespread among groups that traditionally back Democrats.

Base dissatisfied with Dems (Top News)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:09 AM — Dissatisfaction is widespread among groups that traditionally back Democrats.

For Rauner and GOP, magic numbe... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:07 AM — There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one.

The Recount Rules Guide for 2014 (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:01 AM — After the polls close Tuesday, it's likely at least a handful of House and Senate races will be too close to call.

When Being a County Supervisor ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:01 AM — LOS ANGELES -- Washington's lousy with politicians who decry the city's endless cycle of partisan sniping, gridlock and dysfunction. Still, every election, there they ...

Senate Democrats' Super Lawyer ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:01 AM — As the Senate chamber erupted in applause after the swearing-in of Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, Majority Leader Harry Reid eventually looked up and directed his apprecia...

A GOP Agenda for Economic Growt... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:00 AM — As Election Day nears, polls consistently show that Americans are waking up to the realities of the past six years of President Barack Obama's failed leadership.

A Lame Bill for a Lame Duck: Se... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 03:00 AM — As a general rule, the less you hear about a particular political strategy, the more you should worry about it. So it's telling that an effort by the Senate to impose ...

Snow could be in store for Hall... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 02:25 AM — The scariest thing for Chicagoans this Halloween could be the weather forecast.

Dark money: Despite $4 billion ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 02:00 AM — NC Senate race epitomizes shady political donations in most expensive federal election cycle ever

Reform school survivors allege ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 02:00 AM — Former students of controversial WWASP programs cannot locate documents needed for college, disability and legal action

For This Colorado Voter, Oil An... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM — Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, for...

Activists Against Voter Restric... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM — Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter tu...

In Swing State Of Colorado, Vot... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Friday, October 31 at 01:57 AM — One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Ben...

 

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