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SAY, YOU THAT THING I’VE BEEN TALKIN’... (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 07:05 PM - So I’ve been hinting, occasionally loudly, about an old book of mine that I’ve been trying to get back out one of these years. Well, it’s out now. At this...

Quickie link: Tax evasion as a matter... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 11:11 AM - The Tax Evasion Double Standard: How US CEOs Are Withholding Revenue by Thom Hartmann If I refused to pay any taxes until the US government lowered my taxes to a so-called ...

A Token Black Republican: The Search... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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How Dems help the Repugs (Washington Liberals)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 07:35 AM - “When your opponent is drowning, the old saying goes, throw him an anvil. Is Hillary Clinton throwing hers—the Republicans—a life raft instead”, as Kerry and Ob...

Podcast #23: Cranky Contrarians (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 07:07 AM - I-732 and progressive coalitions (1:20) Reuven Carlyle’s doubts about ST3 (24:05) What do ST1’s cost overruns tell us, if anything, about ST3? (35:30) Angle Lak...

It’s on for 2018, already (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 06:08 AM - “We narrowly lost that race but our message of empowerment, advancement and citizen-led state control over federal dependency resonated loudly. I’m pleased to communicate t...

Trump 74: American ignorance (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 05:39 AM - When a candidate runs for state or local office, one of the criteria often mentioned or at least reviewed is the depth of their roots in the area: How long…

Links for 08-27-16 (Economist's View)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 12:06 AM - Germany's Drag - Paul Krugman The Fed's Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future - Janet Yellen Yellen Says Case for a Fed Interest Rate Increase Has Grown Strong...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 03:50 PM - What becomes of the name “ISIS” I don’t know.  Strictly speaking, the “Biosphere 2″ project attempt is maybe the one thing Trump’s campa...

Today’s Inequality Could Easily Becom... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 09:02 AM - Robert Shiller: Today’s Inequality Could Easily Become Tomorrow’s Catastrophe: Economic inequality is already a concern, but it could become a nightmare in the decades ahea...

Injunction junction, dumb democracy, ... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 08:49 AM - Friday, August 26, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Evergreen schools expected to file injunction to prevent strike — Contract negotiatio...

Paul Krugman: No, Donald Trump, Ameri... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 08:19 AM - What is Trump's pivot to crime all about?: No, Donald Trump, America Isn’t a Hellhole, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: ...When the Trump campaign started, it was, at least nomin...

“148th Street Station” and Bus Transfers (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 07:55 AM - In the discussions of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at Shoreline’s future 145th Street Station, Charles Bond at The Urbanist broke the news that Sound Transit, M...

With Secure Scheduling statute, Seatt... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 06:20 AM - By KATIE GARROW (Aug. 26, 2016) — When I was 16 years old, I routinely missed volleyball practice after school because I got called in for a shift at the local teriya...

Make your back-to-school shopping uni... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 06:07 AM - The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Aug. 26, 2016) — Around the country, classes are starting up again, students are getting ready to learn once more and parents are ...

Trump 75: Please cyber-attack us (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 05:25 AM - Donald Trump must be the only candidate for president ever to have spoken favorably of the prospect that another nation would attack us. If that’s not a qualitative d...

Links for 08-26-16 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 12:06 AM - Trump’s Foreign Admirers - Ricardo Hausmann Newspapers in times of low advertising revenues - VoxEU Germany is Running a Fiscal Surplus in 2016 After All - Brad Setser The ...

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/26/16: THE WAITI... (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Thursday, August 25 at 11:54 PM - Our big, big LOSER book reissue may “go live” any day now. Not yet, but soon. Real soon. Other people are waiting for a corpse flower’s stinky bloom; for ...

What is Solutionary Rail? Thom Hartm... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, August 25 at 07:53 PM - Thom Hartmann invited me onto his Tuesday program to speak with him about Solutionary Rail. It was a special honor to be able to talk with Thom about the project. Please ch...

Health Coverage in King County: Progr... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Thursday, August 25 at 07:43 PM - King County residents, especially those with U.S. citizenship, have benefitted greatly from the expansion of health coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Between April 2014...

Traditional Media

Mariners apologize to LGBTQ com... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 11:26 PM - The Seattle Mariners organization is apologizing to the LGBTQ community. That's after two incidents in which couples say they were humiliated by ballpark staff - one o...

Might Seattle’s troubled Pronto... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 02:00 PM - The leading bidder to operate an expanded Seattle bike-share system has proposed an all-electric fleet. The existing system is still struggling.

Test all blood for Zika? FDA ru... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 06:36 PM - Testing blood donations for the Zika virus doesn’t make sense for places like Seattle. That’s what Dr. James AuBuchon, president and chief executive of Bloodworks Nort...

Donors duke it out over Washing... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 05:11 PM - This November, Washington voters must decide how to vote on the nation’s first-ever carbon tax. Initiative 732 would increase taxes on fossil fuel consumption to fight...

At Anarchist Book Fair, history... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 04:48 PM - A day at Seattle’s Anarchist Book Fair brought literature, lectures, lots of people helping each other, a little girl shooting a crossbow — and only one person willing...

Seattle visit could make Trump ... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 02:57 PM - The Donald Trump train is bringing its Crippled America tour through the Emerald City on Tuesday. But when he sees all those construction cranes, I bet the developer d...

King County's incredibly cheap ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 01:48 PM - One solution to the soaring price of EpiPens: Build a replacement that costs a fraction as much. Jim Duren of King County Emergency Medical Services told KUOW’s Kim Ma...

This week we're asking how do w... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:44 AM - This week we learned from the Seattle Times that Sound Transit has gone over budget on a few of their transportation projects: 86 percent over budget to be exact. How ...

This week we're asking how do w... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:44 AM - This week we learned from the Seattle Times that Sound Transit has gone over budget on a few of their transportation projects: 86 percent over budget to be exact. How ...

Donald Trump will hold rally in... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:25 AM - Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at Xfinity Arena on Tuesday.

Homeless advocates plow past ma... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:18 AM - In mid-August, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a task force to review the city’s homeless sweeps practice. But homeless advocates are plowing forward with their own ...

Drought returns to Washington&#... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:18 AM - The U.S. Drought Monitor has classified all or parts of five counties in Western Washington as being in a "moderate drought," the first time any portion of the state w...

Women across U.S. got voting ri... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:13 AM - Women were granted the right to vote nationwide 96 years ago. These days, they vote in greater numbers than men.

Spokane Ag Expo invites photo c... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 10:11 AM - The Spokane Ag Expo announces its annual photo contest.

Building the relationship you w... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 08:30 AM - Sharon Ballantine is a life and parenting coach and the author of “The Art of Blissful Parenting.” In it she writes about the ways parents can build rich, lasting, mea...

Washington anglers can fish wit... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 06:25 AM - Washington residents will fish free for a few days while investigators probe security breach that affected several Western states.

Elections watchdog investigates... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Thursday, August 25 at 06:13 PM - A Tacoma political consultant filed a complaint last week with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission after reading a Seattle Times story about Sound Transit’s discl...

Clinton with 10-point head in p... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
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How tamales taught him entrepre... (KUOW News and Information)
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How tamales taught this man to ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, August 25 at 04:27 PM - Gentrification is not a new story here in Seattle. But is there anything people in Seattle can do to mitigate its effects? Some aspiring business owners are seeking ou...

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Progressive Media

DoJ Says Jail for Not Making Ba... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:45 AM — The DoJ says jailing poor defendants for not being able to pay bail is unconstitutional. Reform requires challenging the bail bond industry.

Donald Trump’s Tweet About The ... (Think Progress)
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NFL Quarterback Refuses To Stan... (Think Progress)
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FDA Orders Blood Banks To Use E... (Think Progress)
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Trump Uses Fatal Shooting Of Ch... (Think Progress)
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Governor Of Maine Says People O... (Think Progress)
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What University Of Chicago Stud... (Think Progress)
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Business Groups Aim to Strong-a... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 06:48 AM — By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends most of her time in India and other parts of Asia researching a ...

This week in the war on voting:... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 06:01 AM — Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series. This is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. This week's War on Voting news was dominated by ...

Basically, Donald Trump's Borde... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 03:00 AM — This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. At the federal courthouse, Ignacio Sarabia asks the magistrate judge, Jacqueline Rateau, if he may explain why he...

Is Toothpaste Dangerous to Your... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 02:25 AM — The US relies on industry self-regulation of personal care products, thus exposing consumers to harms, in contrast to Canada, Europe, and Japan.

The Stress-Busting, Mood-Liftin... (Most Recent Articles and ...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 12:00 AM — 4 ways a mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.

MSNBC guest: ‘White flight’ hap... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 06:10 PM — GOP consultant Katie Packer stunned MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday with her attempt to explain the phenomenon of “white flight” in her native Detroit. &#...

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 05:01 PM — It's Friday, August 26, and Day 194 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell decided no nominee would get any Senate attention: No meetings, no hearings, ...

Right-Wing Media Revive Local A... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 01:57 PM — House Republicans Form Select Committee To Investigate Fetal Tissue Donation After CMP Releases Videos Targeting Planned Parenthood House Republicans Create "Select In...

Rumble in the Alt-Right Thunder... (Washington Spectator)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 01:29 PM — With several months of election-related chaos to go, Hillary Clinton took to the stage in Nevada to call out a crackpot movement of Trump supporters that few people ha...

“Sound Of Silence”: No Republic... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 12:29 PM — Hillary Clinton Highlights Donald Trump’s Promotion Of The “Alt-Right” Clinton: Trump “Is Taking Hate Groups Mainstream. ” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clin...

Following Widespread Outrage, F... (Think Progress)
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Trump Adviser Argues The Civil ... (Think Progress)
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Seahawks Stadium Chef Gets Cras... (Think Progress)
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Donald Trump's Campaign CEO Onc... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:51 AM — Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2, a $200 million sc...

Trump’s Campaign CEO Ran a Secr... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:51 AM — Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2, a $200 million sc...

Conservatives Crippled Obama's ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:42 AM — When a district judge single-handedly blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration last year, the situation looked bleak for millions of immigrant...

Third Way's broken record: Clin... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:14 AM — What's more annoying, the Third Way or Politico's willingness to keep giving them a megaphone , no matter how irrelevant they become? If she wins the presidency, [Hill...

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/26/2016 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, August 26 at 11:00 AM — Today's Water Cooler: TPP, Clinton corruption, ugly choices, alt-right, GDP, the Fed, capital allocation, Corbyn, inequality, union movement

Traditional Media

3 dead, 23 wounded in Chicago s... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 04:26 AM — Three people were killed and at least 23 others have been wounded in shootings since Saturday afternoon, officials said. The first fatal shooting happened at about 12:...

Quinnipiac pollster: 'Red flags... (Top News)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 04:00 AM — Clinton currently leads Trump by 6.3 percentage points nationally.

Crist predicts Clinton win in S... (Top News)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 04:00 AM — "Recent polling has her up as much as 9 points."

Trump will begin campaigning in... (Top News)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 04:00 AM — "We're trying to really see the best in these communities and leverage it in terms of continuing success."

Sunday Open Thread (The Plum Line)
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Trump vows crackdown on immigra... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:03 AM — DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration on Saturday, saying h...

Welcome to Iowa, where Trump's ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:00 AM — At Joni’s Roast and Ride, the nominee mixed with hog-riders and hog-eaters. In rare harmony, party bigwigs loved him just as much as grass-roots voters In November 201...

What Should We Call This Kind o... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:00 AM — One can easily imagine Hillary Clinton having some affinity with the "front porch" style campaign of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle...

A Young Woman Dies, A Teen Is S... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:00 AM — In Florida, perfect timing and alert medical staff saved a teen from almost certain death. But in North Carolina, one young woman died of an amoeba infection after raf...

Trump media feud moves from Meg... (Top News)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 03:00 AM — Trump's media feuds may no longer be helping him.

Donald Trump comments on death ... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 02:25 AM — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump mentions the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin during a rally in Iowa. Trump stirred controversy earlier by tweeting ...

Nasir Phillips, East Aurora blo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 12:11 AM — It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Thanks to Nasir Phillips, then it was wild times Saturday, with one of the unlikeliest finishes in East Aurora foo...

Air Force One: the ultimate pow... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 12:00 AM — The president’s aircraft is routinely seen as a symbol of US strength. But, as his new book about modern myths is published, Peter Conrad examines the plane’s history ...

Pushing back retirement age to ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 12:00 AM — It sounds like a simple fix to the nation's immense problem of funding Social Security and Medicare for an aging country — just get everyone to work to 70 and the math...

Chicago police questioning two ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 12:00 AM — Chicago police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade as they looked into the possibilit...

There's no smoke in hotel room,... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, August 28 at 12:00 AM — I need help fighting a case with Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix, where I recently stayed. When I checked out, I saw a $250 charge on my credit card in addition to t...

Trump Pushes for African-Americ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 11:23 PM — He wants to make Republican Party "the home of the African-American vote."

Trump Promises Crackdown On Imm... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 10:19 PM — At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw suppo...

On the Air (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 PM — Time Game & Network MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. Mariners at White SoxWGN-9, WLS-AM 890 3:10 p.m. Cubs at DodgersCSN, WSCR-AM 670 7 p.m. Royals at Red SoxESPN LITTL...

Ohio prisoner jumps to his deat... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 09:53 PM — Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin says...

The most Canada thing ever: Rob... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 09:28 PM — How popular is hockey in Canada? So popular, it seems, that if you're planning to break into a convenience store to steal beer, you disguise yourself as a goalie. Besi...

Swing states: how changes in th... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 09:00 PM — Historically, presidential candidates as unpopular as Donald Trump faced decimation in the electoral college. But thanks to the increasing polarization of both parties...

White Sox bats back Jose Quinta... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 08:13 PM — So desperate were the Mariners to reach base Saturday night against Jose Quintana that Chris Iannetta tried to take first base on ball three. Quintana wasn't falling f...

Inside debate prep: Clinton's c... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 07:57 PM — Hillary Clinton is methodically preparing for the presidential debates as a veteran lawyer would approach her biggest trial. She pores over briefing books thick with p...

49ers QB Kaepernick refuses to ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Saturday, August 27 at 07:31 PM — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Amer...

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