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  • The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid

    11/20/2017 6:59:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 20, 2017 | by Benjamin Y. Fong
    Even casual readers of the news know that the earth is probably going to look very different in 2100, and not in a good way. [snip] The real culprit of the climate crisis is not any particular form of consumption, production or regulation but rather the very way in which we globally produce, which is for profit rather than for sustainability. So long as this order is in place, the crisis will continue and, given its progressive nature, worsen. This is a hard fact to confront. But averting our eyes from a seemingly intractable problem does not make it any...
  • 10 Year Old Journalist to 'Professionals': Do Whatever it Takes to Get to the Truth

    11/18/2017 8:10:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Last year, Christine wrote about Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year old reporter from Selinsgrove, PA. Lysiak had just broken a major murder story in the town of 5,000. This obviously irked some of the "professional" journalists in her area. Many were  quick to condemn Lysiak, but the determined reporter had a message for her critics: “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computers and do something about the news. There, is that cute enough for you?” Her story is making the rounds again, after a Tweet highlighting an interview she recently had with the Society...
  • Dionne: Who will stand up to unforgivable recklessness?

    11/17/2017 9:53:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 17, 2017 | by E.J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON — The GOP bill that should be called the Cut Taxes on President Trump and Other Very Rich People Act of 2017 always had a secondary purpose: to jack up the deficit so Republicans could later cry out in horror, “Look at that awful debt!” They’d then use the pools of red ink they created to justify deep cuts in social programs.> But people who call themselves conservative are shovelling out so much money so fast to corporations and the privileged that they needed some health care cuts upfront — at the expense of coverage for millions of our...
  • Blaming mental illness for Trump's actions excuses their structural causes

    11/16/2017 1:51:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 16, 2017 | by Rebecca Seligman
    A year after the election, many of us are still trying to explain how Trump got elected, while also searching for explanations of his often erratic, dangerous and un-presidential behavior. Many have diagnosed Trump from afar with various mental disorders, including antisocial personality, paranoia, sadism, hypomania and especially narcissistic personality disorder. But as a psychological anthropologist, I know that explaining Trump requires that we look beyond the vagaries of his brain chemistry or socialization, to the social and political structures around him. And though we systematically ignore structural causes for people's behavior in favor of personal ones, I would argue...
  • ‘The Post’ Trailer: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Team Up For Spielberg’s Journalistic Drama

    11/13/2017 5:18:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | 11/7/2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Based on a true story, The Post follows the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.
  • White conservatives don’t love their children

    11/12/2017 6:23:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 12, 2017 | By Nato Green
    The murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the 2015 death of Kate Steinle has provided an occasion for right-wingers from coast to coast to demand vengeance on anyone who might look like an undocumented immigrant. A white person dies at the hands of an undocumented immigrant — and it may even have been an accident — and the Right springs into action, passing laws demanding justice. White people gunned down by another white guy at a church in Texas or in Las Vegas or every day in America … nothing. White people die in fires and floods caused...
  • Opinion: Roy Moore wreaks havoc in Alabama and beyond

    11/10/2017 11:27:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | By Ed Rogers
    ... I have been fretting for some time about Roy Moore coming to the U.S. Senate. He embodies every negative stereotype anyone ever had of people from Alabama. As I wrote soon after his win in the GOP primary, “Moore is bad for Alabama and worse for the GOP.” Well, I didn’t think it was possible when I wrote that piece a couple weeks ago, but things have managed to get even worse. Suffice it to say, I was worried then — and more so now — that if anyone or any company considered moving jobs to Alabama, holding a...
  • 120 Years Ago: The Full Sunday Edition of the New York Tribune (48 pages)

    11/08/2017 6:48:45 AM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 11-07-1897 | New York Tribune
    The full Sunday edition of the New York Tribune from 120 years ago. Digitized with 48 pages covering world and national news, politics, culture, society, sports, travel and leisure, fashion, business news, etc.
  • Column: Pull your party together, Democrats

    11/07/2017 12:14:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2017 | by Clarence Page
    As Democrats once again find themselves facing questions about Hillary Clinton’s campaign, raised this time by the party’s former interim chairwoman Donna Brazile, one stands out: Why did Clinton bother with manipulating party rules when she was going to win anyway? “Why not welcome (Vermont Sen. Bernie) Sanders and the energy he undoubtedly would (and did) bring into the party,” writes Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone, “rather than scheme to lock him and others out?” Good question. Taibbi doesn’t really try to answer it, but a year after Donald Trump’s surprising presidential victory, it matters. Like generals who keep refighting...
  • Journalists Retell Their Election Night Horror Stories ('People were throwing up. People were....)

    11/06/2017 1:11:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 164 replies
    Journalists Retell Their Election Night Horror Stories 'People were throwing up. People were on the floor crying' BY: Andrew Kugle November 6, 2017 2:32 pm Reporters, editors, and other members of the media are reliving their election night horror stories in a new exclusive detailing what journalists and figures in the presidential campaigns themselves experienced on the night of Nov. 8, 2016. Esquire interviewed 40 people who either covered or worked on one of the campaigns during the 2016 presidential election. The individuals gave their personal stories about the unexpected election of President Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary...
  • Being Trump's Mouthpiece Is Risky for Fox News — and Democracy

    11/06/2017 12:47:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Fox News may be enjoying large audiences right now, partly because of its close relationship with the president, but the network is taking a real risk — both to itself and to our democracy — by peddling falsehoods and making the president's political enemies its own. Given those risks, the network's eagerness to take on a role normally occupied by state media in strongman regimes, up through its current attempts to discredit special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation, is surprising. This disturbing situation, however, has been long in the making. From 2011 onward, Fox News promoted Trump's presidential ambitions and spread...
  • Trump’s message of mistrust is sinking in, even in journalism’s new ‘golden age’

    11/06/2017 12:04:37 PM PST · by detective · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2017 | Margaret Sullivan
    In the year since Donald Trump was elected president, the national news media has congratulated itself on a new golden age of accountability journalism. And it’s true in many ways. The scoops have been relentless, the digging intense, the results important.
  • The most shocking moments since Trump was elected [Beyond FAKE NEWS]

    11/03/2017 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2017 | By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    This has been a crazy year in American politics, perhaps the most tumultuous year since 1968. When, in the early morning hours of November 9, the outcome of the 2016 election became clear, almost everyone -- experts and non-experts alike -- felt that the political earth had trembled beneath their feet. Here are thirteen of the most shocking moments since Donald Trump won the election. 1. On November 27, 2016, President Trump tweets that "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." 2. As he takes office, President Trump refuses to create a...
  • Story Laundering: Fusion GPS, Fake News, Russians and Reporters

    11/03/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11-3-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media’s real business is ‘story laundering’. "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Ben Rhodes gloated. "That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” Rhodes, the White House’s “Obama whisperer”, was explaining how he had pulled the wool over the media’s eyes on the Iran Deal to a journalist. The media responded to the story by attacking the journalist who reported it, not Rhodes for viewing them as easily manipulated useful idiots. The media knew that it knew nothing. And it didn’t care. It just...
  • 60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy (POLL) - [FAKE POLL]

    11/03/2017 7:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 3, 2017 | By ALLISON DE JONG
    Americans oppose Donald Trump’s emerging tax plan by broad a 17-point margin, with 60 percent saying it favors the wealthy -– including six in 10 of the wealthy themselves. As details –- albeit still scarce -– have emerged, support and opposition have grown essentially in tandem. Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose the plan, up 6 percentage points from September; 33 percent support it, up 5 points. The rest, 17 percent, are undecided.
  • 49 percent of Americans think Trump likely committed a crime (POLL)

    11/02/2017 3:13:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    AB "News" ^ | November 2, 2017 | By GARY LANGER
    About half the respondents in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll suspect that President Donald Trump broke the law during the presidential campaign, and just 3 in 10 Americans surveyed think that alleged wrongdoing ends with those who were charged this week by the special counsel. The poll finds substantial support for the investigation, with 58 percent approving of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling it, and more — 68 percent — approving of the filing of federal charges against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and one of his associates. See PDF with full results here.
  • The public sides with Mueller

    11/02/2017 1:31:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin
    The latest Post-ABC poll shows that Robert S. Mueller III, for now, enjoys overwhelming support for his investigation. He also gets high marks for the indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and adviser Rick Gates. And in even worse news for President Trump, nearly half (49 percent) of Americans surveyed think he committed a crime. Mueller receives 58 percent approval and only 28 percent disapproval from Americans. By a margin of 51 percent to 37 percent, Americans do not think Trump is cooperating with the investigation. Even among Republicans (57 percent to 21 percent), voters strongly approve (69...
  • Robinson: Trump must be wondering who else is talking to Mueller

    11/02/2017 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2017 | by Eugene Robinson
    WASHINGTON — After Monday’s legal shock and awe, one thing is certain: The Mueller investigation poses a serious and perhaps existential threat to the Trump administration. Apologists for the president can yell “nothing burger” until they’re blue in the face. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates — now under home confinement and charged with offenses that carry long prison terms — would likely disagree. Campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, whom special counsel Robert Mueller has “flipped” into cooperating with the probe, also might attest that Monday’s acts and revelations are a very big deal. Trump must...
  • Dionne: Trump, the GOP, and the autocrat’s playbook

    11/02/2017 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 2, 2017 | by E.J. Dionne Jr.
    WASHINGTON — Democracies sometimes collapse suddenly. More typically, they waste away. One major cause of institutional decline involves politicians putting their own immediate interests ahead of their obligations to democratic norms. We wake up one day and discover that a long series of individual choices has rotted out the constraints on authoritarian rule. President Trump plainly feels no sense of stewardship when it comes to our political system or to any accepted standards of truth. From the moment he descended that escalator at Trump Tower in 2015, he made clear that he would say and do anything to advance his...
  • If Republicans can’t oppose Roy Moore, they’re headed for extinction

    10/27/2017 7:43:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 127 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore serves as a convenient dividing line. If Republicans cannot oppose a former state supreme court justice ousted twice from the bench who espouses rabidly anti-Muslim views and believes homosexuality should be criminalized, the GOP is truly headed for the ash heap of history. So how are they doing? In certainly the most cringe-worthy move of his career, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), a former Texas Supreme Court justice, declared that was “proud to offer my support to Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. I look forward to working with him to pass legislation that will...