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David Gregory Missing The Forest For The Trees…Again. | Crooks and Liars

Now the part where I find myself going back and forth is whether news employees like David Gregory I cannot call him a journalist in good conscience know how out of touch with the rest of America they are therefore making their attempts to frame the debate much more malevolent or if they honestly are … Continue reading

What Really Keeps Poor People Poor | JonBischke.com

The New York Times has a great piece this week about how top colleges many of which are heavily subsidized by the government are, in their words, largely for the elite. It’s well worth reading. In it, Anthony Marx, the president of Amherst College, is quoted as saying the following:“We claim to be part of … Continue reading

Why Rae Abileah says she disrupted Benjamin Netanyahus Tuesday address to Congress – In the Arena – CNN.com Blogs

Why Rae Abileah says she disrupted Benjamin Netanyahus Tuesday address to Congress – In the Arena – CNN.com Blogs.

Robert Reich Paul Ryan Still Doesnt Get It

Republican House Budget chief Paul Ryan still doesn’t get it. He blames Tuesday’s upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent New York’s 26th congressional district on Democratic scare tactics. via Robert Reich Paul Ryan Still Doesnt Get It.

A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never! – The Washington Post

Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most … Continue reading

What Do Republicans Do Next On Medicare? | The New Republic

The political fight over Medicare is over. Paul Ryan lost. Jane Corwin is fleeing the Ryan plan and trying to outflank her Democratic opponent from the left. Even third-party candidate Jack Davis is promising not to touch Medicare. It seems pretty clear that the political market has no demand for what Paul Ryan is selling. … Continue reading

Eric Cantor: Disaster relief must be offset – Jake Sherman – POLITICO.com

he No. 2 House Republican said that if Congress doles out additional money to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters across the country, the spending may need to be offset. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said “if there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren Called Liar At CFPB Hearing By Republicans Who Botched Facts On Agency (VIDEO)

Republicans attempting to grill Elizabeth Warren on the creation of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had to be schooled repeatedly by the former Harvard professor Tuesday for botching basic facts and accusing her of lying. via Elizabeth Warren Called Liar At CFPB Hearing By Republicans Who Botched Facts On Agency (VIDEO).

New York Election Results: Kathy Hochul Projected Winner

Democrats picked off a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional seat Tuesday night in a special election that became a referendum on Medicare. via New York Election Results: Kathy Hochul Projected Winner.

Computer crash: Unemployment and the iPad – How the World Works – Salon.com

The popularity of the iPad is clearly one major factor, but buried deep in the story is an intriguing hint of another. Computer systems sales to corporations appear robust, but consumers are holding back: In a conference call yesterday, [HP CEO Leo] Apotheker bemoaned a “bifurcated” PC market, where companies are spending and consumers aren’t. … Continue reading