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Neighbors of Factory Farms — Yearning... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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Jane Fonda. Again. (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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'Nominate A Qualified Undersecretary ... (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:08 PM - This is from Simon Johnson (I didn't follow the debate over the qualifications of Antonio Weiss, the administration's nominee for Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, as cl...

Government-run health care is more ef... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:01 PM - Conservatives love to hate government, and they often say that the free market is more efficient than government at providing services. Inconveniently for conservatives, go...

A G-G-G-G-GHOST! (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:49 PM - When I took an unplanned, unscheduled blog break last summer, I also neglected maintenance on the web links at the left side of this page. I’ve gone back to some of t...

How to Get Your State Democratic Part... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 11:37 AM - This afternoon, a miracle happened in Washington State. The Washington State Democratic Party became the first Democratic State Party in the nation to pass a resolution opp...

Who are the Radicals in Europe? (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:55 AM - Gloomy European Economist, Francesco Saraceno: Who are the Radicals in Europe?: As I write the Greek people are voting. I was puzzled in the past weeks by the fear (more in...

Fiscal Cliff Forecasts (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:54 AM - Robert Waldmann: 2013 and all that II: A fairly large number of economists have argued that Keynesians predicted that the fiscal cliff January 2013 and sequestration March ...

Congressional unwisdom (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:23 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts It’s always seemed to me, people who attempt to do their own taxes should first try to take out their own appendix. If they’re successful...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:15 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...

Flowers and Cakes (Into the Breach)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 05:18 AM - In an attempt to show that the pro-gay folks are just discriminatory as the anti-gay "Christians" a guy in Denver has filed a lawsuit because a baker wouldn't decorate a ca...

Donald Trump Still a "Birther" -- Thi... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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Links for 01-25-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:06 AM - Robert Reich on Redefining Full-Time Work, Obamacare... - HBR Economic Freedom and Tolerance - NYTimes.com Trichet V Democracy - Robert Waldmann Wealth is not income and in...

Reading The Veil and The Male Elite: ... (Alas, a Blog)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 08:55 PM - On and off over the past year or so, I have gotten into some pretty heated discussions here about Islam. In August of 2014, I wrote a two-part post called “Trying to Be an ...

CORPORATE BEER STILL SUCKS. STILL. (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 06:12 PM - There will still be four Elysian brewpubs in Seattle. There will still be various Elysian beers on tap and in bottles at bars, restaurants, and stores in the region and bey...

Voter ID Laws Make Fraud Worse (Into the Breach)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 04:06 PM - Current voter ID laws laws only suppress one form of fraud but do nothing about other forms of fraud. In a close election, such a fraud suppression bias could produce a fra...

US/Euro Foreign Exchange Rate (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 01:45 PM - “A strong dollar has always been a good thing for the United States,” Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew declared not long ago, a position that he has restated frequently. In ...

Radiation Doses (Into the Breach)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 01:33 PM - It seems that our ideas about what is safe and not safe about radiation needs to be rethought.

'Throw More Money at Education' (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 11:10 AM - This was retweeted a surprising number of times: Throw More Money at Education, by Noah Smith: It’s become almost conventional wisdom that throwing more money at public edu...

'Did the Keynesians Get It Wrong in P... (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 10:32 AM - Dean Baker: Did the Keynesians Get It Wrong in Predicting a Recession in 2013?: I have had several readers send me a blogpost from Scott Sumner saying that the Keynesians h...

Traditional Media

Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Dis... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:24 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His Fir... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:24 PM - As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click,...

Black Doll Show Inspires With W... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:24 PM - At The William Grant Still Arts Center in the West Adams neighborhood in Los Angeles, jazz superstars and comic book superheroes are gathered together — in miniature, ...

Putting #Deflategate To The Test (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:24 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan At... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:58 PM - Mr. Bean is selling his car. No, not the lime green British Leyland Mini that was the prop for so many of the character's antics. We're talking about the purple McLare...

Obama: Protect Arctic Wildlife... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:10 PM - President Obama, in a video released Sunday, said he will call on Congress to designate as wilderness the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alask...

Ukraine's President Hopes To Re... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:07 PM - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he will "calm" fighting between his forces and Russian-backed separatist in the country's east a day after rocket fire killed...

Obama Proposes New Protections ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:04 PM - The Obama administration is proposing new protections for large portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The U.S.

It's back to school for these L... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:10 AM - Seeing The News: Sure, heading back to the classroom can feel like a chore. But when your country is forced to face something as awful as Ebola, when the schools reope...

Several Killed In Egypt Amid Cl... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 08:17 AM - At least nine people are dead in the Egyptian capital following clashes between police and Islamist protesters marking the fourth anniversary of 2011 uprising that ous...

'Blizzard-Like' Conditions In S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 07:29 AM - Parts of the U.S.

'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 07:29 AM - Updated at 4:05 p.m. ET Parts of the U.S. northeast are bracing for as much as 2 feet of snow as a blizzard-like system bears down on the region. The strong system cou...

Future Of Eurozone At Stake In ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:39 AM - Greeks citizens cast ballots today in an election that is being closely watched, as the outcome could decide whether the troubled country stays the course on a Europea...

Exit Polls Show Anti-Austerity ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:39 AM - Updated at 12:15 p.m.

Projections Show Anti-Austerity... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:39 AM - Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET Projections show that Greece's radical left Syriza party has won elections, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course o...

Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Gre... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:39 AM - Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET Greece's radical left Syriza party has won elections, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international aus...

A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:24 AM - Republican presidential hopefuls are turning out this weekend for two big events, but just one of them, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, plans to be at both. Cruz is among seven p...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 05:18 AM - In the latest attack by the suspected Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, militants shelled the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Reuters reports quoting witnesses. The BB...

'Walking The Walk' With Student... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 05:13 AM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFmNbfU75Gs

Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 05:00 AM - In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. "We're going back," th...

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

BREAKING: U.S. And India Announ... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 10:07 AM — The agreement emphasized that the countries would "cooperate closely" for a "successful and ambitious" agreement at the Paris climate talks at the end of the year. The...

U.S. And India Announce ‘Cooper... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 10:07 AM — The agreement emphasized that the countries would "cooperate closely" for a "successful and ambitious" agreement at the Paris climate talks at the end of the year. The...

Woman Sues Michigan Police Depa... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:32 AM — A 27-year-old Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights Police Department in Michigan after officers allegedly forced her to remove her headscarf while taking a booki...

Mike Huckabee: ISIL Beheadings ... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 09:02 AM — ISIL is relatively new on the scene when it comes to national security threats, but climate change has long been seen by military and intelligence experts as a pressin...

GOP Governor Slams Republicans ... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 07:09 AM — "I don't know how anybody can disagree with this, unless you're running for something," Kasich said. The post GOP Governor Slams Republicans For Politicizing Education...

John Kasich Mocks Republicans F... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 07:09 AM — "I don't know how anybody can disagree with this, unless you're running for something," Kasich said. The post John Kasich Mocks Republicans For Opposing Higher Educati...

Jindal: Amend Constitution To S... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:57 AM — Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, mocked GOP colleagues for abandoning their opposition to marriage equality The post Jindal: Amend Co...

Bobby Jindal: Amend Constitutio... (Think Progress)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 06:57 AM — Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, mocked GOP colleagues for abandoning their opposition to marriage equality. The post Bobby Jindal: A...

The Destructive Effect of Getti... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:45 AM — Why what ObamaCare's CBO score turned out to be was the wrong question to ask.

Getting Out of Our Lanes: Under... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:55 AM — Lambert here: This is important work. I share the perspective that “technology is creating more warped forms of discrimination.” However, by focusing only ...

Daylight Video (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 10:30 PM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly In light of this week's controversy over the GOP and abortion, here's one of the best pro-choice songs ever written: 1993's "La ...

Bernie Sanders Won't Be Enterin... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 03:40 PM — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thanked the crowd at the "Iowa Freedom Summit" for praying for him when he was taking away the pay, benefits and collective-b...

Bernie Sanders Won't Be Enterin... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 03:39 PM — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thanked the crowd at the "Iowa Freedom Summit" for praying for him when he was taking away the pay, benefits and collective-b...

Sarah Palin: Defeat Hillary Cli... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 11:05 AM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Sarah Palin delivered something that some might call a speech at today’s Iowa Freedom Summit, in which she gave a...

Sarah Palin: Media 'Crucified' ... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 10:50 AM — Media Source:  People for the American Way In her speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit today, Sarah Palin addressed the major issues facing the country, such as a ph...

Top Anti-Gay Leaders Offer Libe... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 10:17 AM — Why would conservatives choose to neuter their greatest ally in government? The post Top Anti-Gay Leaders Offer Liberals A Surprisingly Good Deal On The Supreme Court ...

Corporations are Artificial, Too (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 10:03 AM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly One of the reasons it's difficult for liberals to easily and effectively win arguments about economics with conservatives is tha...

American Officials Meet With Cu... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 09:50 AM — The highest-ranking U.S. diplomatic official to visit Cuba in more almost 40 years met with seven leading dissidents there on Friday, to the seeming annoyance of the c...

Soap Opera (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 08:30 AM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly Yes, I do love schadenfreude . I can’t help but take delight In the miserable downfall of folks on the radical right. And ...

Bobby Jindal: 'We Need A Spirit... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 08:04 AM — Media Source:  People for the American Way After four hours of continual prayer, worship, and singing at today's "The Response" prayer rally , Louisiana Gov. Bobb...

Jeb Bush: GOP Must Embrace Immi... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 06:41 AM — “They’re basically Maytag repairmen,” he said. “Nothing gets done.” The post Jeb Bush: GOP Must Embrace Immigration Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Jeb Bush Blasts Congress: ‘Noth... (Think Progress)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 06:41 AM — “They’re basically Maytag repairmen,” he said. “Nothing gets done.” The post Jeb Bush Blasts Congress: ‘Nothing Gets Done’ appeared first on ThinkProgress .

The Problem with Believing that... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 06:37 AM — Media Source:  Washington Monthly Greg Sargent has a good recap detailing a variety of public opinion work showing that while President Obama's State of the Union...

Donald Trump: 'I Am Seriously T... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Saturday, January 24 at 06:19 AM — Media Source:  People for the American Way Donald Trump is still trying to convince people that he might actually run for president this time, telling today&rsquo...

Ilargi: Brussels is a Bunch of ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, January 23 at 10:16 PM — I was going to start out saying yesterday was the saddest day in Europe in 50 years, or something like that, because of the insane and completely nonsensical largesse ...

Traditional Media

Police seize over $1 million wo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 04:14 PM — Chicago police seized marijuana valued at over $1 million after stopping an East Garfield Park man in his car Saturday evening on the Northwest Side, authorities said.

Couple struck, killed by SUV ou... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 04:12 PM — Parishioners consoled each other Sunday about the deaths of an elderly couple who were struck and killed by an SUV as they left church a day earlier.

Boehner says fixing U.S. infras... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 04:05 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is...

3 men, boy wounded in city shoo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:51 PM — Three men were wounded, one of them critically, in shootings on the West Side, while a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in a South Side attack Sunday, police said.

Bears' future riding on GM Ryan... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:26 PM — Ernie Accorsi made a point about the NFL during his 30-minute chat with the Tribune on Friday that should help all Bears fans rest easier as another Super Bowl week be...

Well before pothole season, Chi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:06 PM — A bumpy stretch of North Lake Shore Drive near downtown will be resurfaced this year, along with at least 300 miles of streets in Chicago, officials will announce Monday.

Well before pothole season, Chi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:06 PM — A bumpy stretch of North Lake Shore Drive near downtown will be resurfaced this year, along with at least 300 miles of streets in Chicago, officials will announce Monday.

Boko Haram attacks northeastern... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 03:05 PM — More than 200 combatants were killed on Sunday as Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, fro...

Northeast braces for 'potential... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:51 PM — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: A storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 ...

Gunman at Home Depot in New Yor... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:14 PM — A gunman killed an employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan on Sunday, then took his own life, a New York Police Department spokesman said.

Will We See Veto Battle On Capi... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:12 PM — With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the Nati...

Will We See Veto Battles On Cap... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 02:12 PM — With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the Nati...

Jameis Winston's accuser goes p... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:50 PM — The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape is going public with her side of the story.

White House Chief of Staff: U.S... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:46 PM — U.S. working closely with Japanese, McDonough says.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski earn... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:43 PM — NEW YORK -- Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past ...

Jogger pulled from Belmont Harb... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:23 PM — A woman jogger was hospitalized Sunday morning after being pulled from Belmont Harbor on the North Side in the city's East Lakeview neighborhood, said police.

Jogger pulled from Belmont Harb... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:21 PM — A woman jogger was hospitalized Sunday morning after being pulled from Belmont Harbor on the North Side in the city's East Lakeview neighborhood, said police.

Well before pothole season, Chi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:12 PM — A bumpy stretch of North Lake Shore Drive near downtown will be resurfaced this year, along with at least 300 miles of arterial streets in Chicago, officials will anno...

Well before pothole season, Chi... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 01:12 PM — A bumpy stretch of North Lake Shore Drive near downtown will be resurfaced this year, along with at least 300 miles of arterial streets in Chicago, officials will anno...

Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:42 PM — The lawyer for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks said Sunday that the legendary player died Friday after suffering a heart attack, just a week short of his ...

Northeast braces for 'potential... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:35 PM — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 ...

South suburban women's basketba... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:28 PM — YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player from the south suburbs and another student were killed in a head-...

Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:20 PM — The lawyer for the family of Chicago baseball great Ernie Banks said Sunday that the legendary player died Friday after suffering a heart attack, just a week short of ...

State Dinner for Obama: an Indi... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 12:17 PM — President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. delegation feasted on the finest in Indian cuisine.

Police seize over $1 million wo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, January 25 at 11:58 AM — Chicago police seized marijuana valued at over $1 million after stopping an East Garfield Park man in his car Saturday evening on the Northwest Side, authorities said.

 

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