Monthly Archives: February 2016

Flint’s lead contaminated water issues…

From a http://climatetruth.org/ email: The root of the crisis in Flint was their emergency manager’s decision to switch the city’s water supply to the Flint River to save money while failing to use corrosion control. Flint’s old, unreplaced lead pipes

Posted in Black Lives Do Matter, the GOP's Southern Strategy, and Race in America

Excellent NYMag article on the Republican SCOTUS obstruction…

…liars gonna lie, y’all…http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/02/senate-court-blockade-has-never-happened-before.html

Posted in GOP, "Southern Strategy", etc...

On the Supreme Court- the galvanizing issue of this election…

…not just for President… The Republicans cannot hold the Senate either. This is an excerpt from an email sent by the “Russ (Feingold) For Wisconsin” campaign: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell declared today that the Senate will not act on the

Posted in GOP, "Southern Strategy", etc...

Supreme Court et.al..-

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/20/1488186/-The-Media-Have-Forgotten-Who-Really-Is-Blocking-President-Obama-s-Supreme-Court-Nomination?detail=email meaning of course those villainous Koch Bros. The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the federal regulations that provide the lifeblood for our environmental and labor laws became a matter of political ideology with the Rehnquist Court in the 1980’s, as

Posted in GOP, "Southern Strategy", etc...

An excellent overview…

…not that anyone pays much attention:http://www.tomdispatch.com/ link to full article http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176106/tomgram%3A_alfred_mccoy%2C_washington%27s_twenty-first-century_opium_wars/#more As for that list of Washington’s accomplishments, it might be accurate to say that only one thing was “liberated” in Afghanistan over the last 14-plus years and that was,

Posted in The Military Industrial Complex, the Reactionary Right, and the Neocons...

Still moron stuff in KrukKoms…

From Shove On (sic)… I remember when Nafta was being proposed. I remember all the liberal arguments supporting cheap labor, also touted in the Times. Trickle-up economics. Those with low level skills and education would do the low level work,

Posted in Essays By Others

More Krugman commenter excerpts…

Dean The Democratic establishment is doing the same thing as the Republican establishment. It is dictating to people rather than listening to them. It insults people while demanding they fall in line to vote. SDean7855 When has any criticism of

Posted in Essays By Others

Excerpts from Krugman commenters… All to be contacted… Mostly “Tis the Stupid Economy”…

Socrates One indisputable economic fact is that America’s 17% of GDP healthcare system already serves as a $1 trillion ANNUAL surcharge tax compared to other countries’ 10 – 12% of GDP healthcare systems. So even if Bernie Sanders just tackled

Posted in Essays By Others

A good sight for the Economics sections…

http://www.rweconomics.com/Deficit.htm The Krugman column comments should be fertile grounds today… “respected” economists bashing the voodoo qualities of Bernie’s numbers… and that’s O.K..

Posted in It’s the Economy, Stupid... or vice versa...

Misc links to post in appropriate “Chapter Categories”… Conservative Nonsense…Media Matters…

By: Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America, February 15, 2016: https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/267220/932800180 It’s about: In the wake of Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, the Beltway press almost immediately began to seamlessly frame the unfolding debate about the Supreme Court justice’s replacement along

Posted in Essays By Others