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  • Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists

    04/16/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists By Matthew Balan Created 04/16/2014 - 5:41pm An unsigned Wednesday article in the Military Times spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the New York Times for an opinion piece that played up the recent shootings at two Jewish community centers as apparent proof that white veterans are susceptible to joining hate groups. Paul Rieckhoff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hammered the liberal newspaper for its "sensational, slanderous and incredibly offensive" attack on his peers. In the Wednesday op-ed, author Kathleen Belew cited a controversial 2009 Department...
  • NY Times Columnist: Republicans Right on Liberal Inner City Failures

    04/16/2014 5:42:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - NY Times Columnist: Republicans Right on Liberal Inner City FailuresPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 1:29 pm In The Point | No Comments Nicholas Kristof’s article is really a bait and switch, admitting that Republicans were right about three major liberal social policy failures in the inner city… but offering only more of the same liberal social policies. “Conservatives have been proved right about three big ideas of social policy. Liberals may grimace, but hear me out on these points,” he writes.“STRONG FAMILIES Conservatives highlight the primacy of family and argue...
  • Freep this poll! Do you support the law that requires gun owners to register their assault weapons?

    04/15/2014 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 53 replies
    http://longisland.news12.com/ News 12 Long Island has a poll on "assault weapon" registration in NYS. Today is the deadline to register in NYS. The good folks at LongIslandFirearms.com have already moved it from 70/30 Yes, to 77/23 No! The poll is in the lower right hand corner of the page. Help make it a blow out! FUAC!
  • As Many As One Million Armed New Yorkers Are About To Break The Law

    04/15/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Frank Miniter
    This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. Its also the deadline to register assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If they dont, theyll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. Theyve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an assault weapon by the deadline is punishable as a class A misdemeanor, which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison. I put assault weapon and high-capacity in quotes because their definitions vary by statetheyre political terms. In...
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • 'Double Dealing': How Pakistan Fueled War in Afghanistan [Blame Bush as BO's Foreign Policy Fails]

    04/14/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    KABC.com ^ | 4/14/14
    What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who's spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.
  • Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report

    04/12/2014 12:16:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11th, 2014 10:01pm EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the New York Times reported on Friday, quoting his lawyer. The newspaper quoted lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati, held since 2011, was not told by Iranian officials about the retrial, conviction or prison sentence. The Times quoted Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati was retried by a revolutionary court in December and convicted of "practical collaboration with the American government." :snip: The...
  • Israel Deeply Disappointed by Kerrys Remarks on Peace Talks

    04/09/2014 6:02:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | 4/9/2014 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    In an unusually pointed rebuke of its ally, Israel said on Wednesday that it was deeply disappointed by Secretary of State John Kerrys remarks a day earlier that appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the American-brokered Middle East peace talks.
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance

    04/08/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Our recent interview with Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel about his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon health coverage by 2025 struck a nerve with Youre The Boss readers. It came as no surprise that Dr. Emanuels claim, first made in his new book, Reinventing American Health Care, would be swept up in the broader political and ideological debate about the Affordable Care Act. But in their many comments, readers raised interesting questions, and we took some of them back to Dr. Emanuel in another conversation that appears, edited and condensed, below. Its worth noting that among those readers who...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/07/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-05-2014 | The Editorial Board
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we cant, because Republicans and the law wont let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • NYTs Friedman Compares Global Warming Deniers to Trotsky Marxists Blames Global Warming for

    04/07/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/6/14 | John Hoft
    Wow. This was warped and offensive. New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman sited a debunked study to compare global warming deniers to Trotsky Marxists then blames the Syrian revolution on global warming, not on Bashir Assads brutality. Let me put this in personal terms. Your son or daughter has a disease. And you go to 100 doctors. 97 out of a hundred say, This is a cause and this is a cure, and three percent say, This is a cause and this is a cure. Its like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives...
  • Thomas Friedman On Conservatives Questioning Global Warming:...Thats Trotskyite Radicalism

    04/07/2014 3:17:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/7/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman took a nasty swipe at conservatives over the subject of climate change on Sunday April 6. Friedman appeared alongside Heidi Cullen of Climate Central on Sundays CBS This Morning and proceeded to mock conservatives who question human-caused climate change. Speaking to host Bob Schieffer, Friedman claimed that 97 percent of scientists believe in climate change and conservatives are saying Im going go to with the 3%. Thats not conservative, thats Trotskyite radicalism. [See video below.] (video at link) Friedmans obnoxious comments came after Schieffer wondered, In our politics now, everything breaks on these ideological...
  • Pathetic: New York Times writer justifies Mozilla's ouster of Brendan Eich

    04/07/2014 7:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The self-absorption of some on the left prevents them from even the most elementary shoe-on-the-other-foot perspective on the intolerance at Mozilla. Writing in a New York Times blog, Farhad Manjooo thinks it is fine to cater to the intolerance of those who see opposition to gay marriage as deserving loss of livelihood. This case is in his thinking different from, for example, the 1950s, when racism and sexism were rampant, and the Hollywood blacklisting of communists (long held up by the left as a national trauma that must never be forgotten).  Mozilla is not a normal company. It is an...
  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/06/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we cant, because Republicans and the law wont let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation'

    04/05/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    NY Times: Mozilla CEO's 'Anti-Gay' Stance 'By Definition Disqualifying,' He Needed 'Rehabilitation' By Tim Graham Created 04/05/2014 - 6:59pm Our web guru Steve Edwards passed along a tweet from Moe Lane that said "New York Times confirms: Open Source advocacy is for liberals/progressives only. " Lane linked to an obnoxious blog post by Farhad Manjoo in The New York Times titled Why Mozillas Chief Had to Resign. You see, Mozilla is not a normal company. It is an activist organization. And activists apparently find it very distasteful to be less than militantly tolerant, as Manjoo put it: Is this an...
  • Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

    04/03/2014 2:26:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03-23-2014 | Matt Richtel
    A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel. The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. These e-liquids, the key ingredients in e-cigarettes, are powerful neurotoxins. Tiny amounts, whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal. A teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child. But, like e-cigarettes, e-liquids are not...
  • Obamas Post-2014 Plan: Unilateral Amnesty WARNING! if you have a short fuse, pluck it from that TNT

    04/02/2014 8:04:38 PM PDT · by progunner · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr. 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2014 | Breitbart
    As the 2014 elections draw near, panic is setting in for President Obama and Democrats across the country. As John Harwood of The New York Times observed on Tuesday, The very structure of the 21st-century national Democratic coalition makes its November turnout predicament bad, perhaps historically so. Blacks, women, and young people turned out in historic numbers for Obama in 2012; those groups will experience significant turnout drop off in 2014.
  • Crimea Offers Showcase for Russias Rebooted Military (Not Your Father's Red Army Alert)

    04/02/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/02/2014 | C. J. CHIVERS and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    The soldiers guarding the entrances to the surrounded Ukrainian military base here just south of the capital, Simferopol, had little in common with their predecessors from past Russian military actions. They were lean, fit and sober. Few if any seemed to be conscripts. Their uniforms were crisp and neat, and their new helmets were bedecked with tinted safety goggles. And there was another indicator of an army undergoing an upgrade: compact encrypted radio units distributed at the small-unit level, including for soldiers standing such routine duty as guard shifts beside machine-gun trucks. The radios are a telltale sign of a...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times a target endorsed by the international community and the United States global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortunefrom dubious stock shares eminating fromthe breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks thisyearto establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just likePutin And London residentLeonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian statethen utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Europe Begins to Rethink Cuts to Military Spending

    03/29/2014 2:44:30 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 March 14 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    LONDON President Obama spent Wednesday in Brussels talking up the importance of the security relationship between Europe and the United States, but it is considered unlikely that Russias seizure of Crimea will prompt increased European military spending at a time of economic anemia and budget cuts. NATO and the European Union regard the Russian move in Ukraine as a wake-up call, a reminder that hard power can easily trump 21st-century assumptions about Europe as a sphere of trade, international law and cooperation. Despite the newly militant tone, NATO members will continue to spend paltry amounts on defense, experts say....
  • The New York Timesstill Shilling for Communists

    03/29/2014 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Everyone knows that the Cubans control (Venezuelas) military intelligence and police intelligence. They control the coordination of the armed forces. Such convictions are held by critics in both countries (Venezuela and Cuba) although they offer little hard evidence to back their suspicions. (Victoria Burnett and William Neuman, The New York Times, March, 2014.) Fidel Castro has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore the Constitution....but it amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic and therefore anti-Communist. (Herbert Matthews, New York Times, February 1957.) This is not a Communist Revolution in any sense of the...
  • Attack at Wrong Door Turns Into Fatal Mistake for the Taliban, Reports Say

    03/29/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 28, 2014 | ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR
    KABUL, Afghanistan The Taliban assailants apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractors employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of a wild four-hour shootout here.
  • Two Claims for Reagans Mantle (Ted Cruz and Rand Paul)

    03/29/2014 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 23, 2014 | Albert R. Hunt
    Two newcomers, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the partys contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan. In a short time, these first-term lawmakers have electrified elements of the partys base and rattled the Senate establishment. The top two Republican leaders in the chamber, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, have had to defer to the political popularity of their junior colleagues. Both are outside the party mainstream, rock stars...
  • Obama Seeks to Calm Saudis as Paths Split

    03/28/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/27/14 | David K Kirkpatrick
    Over seven decades, the United States and Saudi Arabia forged a strategic alliance that became a linchpin of the regional order: a liberal democracy and an ultraconservative monarchy united by shared interests in the stability of the Middle East and the continued flow of oil. But with President Obama arriving in Riyadh on Friday, the rulers of Saudi Arabia say they feel increasingly compelled to go their own way, pursuing starkly different strategies from Washington in dealing with Iran, Syria, Egypt and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. Their view of Mr. Obama is that his entire...
  • In-Depth Analysis: The New York Times, Washington Post & LA Times

    03/28/2014 4:15:51 AM PDT · by lbryce
    Honest Reporting ^ | March 26, 2014 | Yarden Frankel
    For many years, we have published in-depth analyses that show the consistent and pervasive anti-Israel bias of the New York Times. Check out the reports here, here, and here. We even awarded the NY Times our Dishonest Reporter award for the most biased reporting of 2013. We have documented how the vast majority of articles and editorials in the NY Times depict Israel in an unfavorable and often erroneous way. Yet the NY Times might argue that its coverage is negative because Israels actions and policies warrant such coverage. In other words, it would claim to be simply reporting the...
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washingtons most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonors political clout. Mr. Adelsons effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelsons lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling a growing industry that Mr....
  • For Columnist, a Change of Tone (Krugman vs. 538/Nate Silver)

    03/26/2014 5:32:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 03/26/2014 6:24 PM | Nate Silver
    A New York Times columnist has expressed substantially more negative sentiments about FiveThirtyEight since it left The New York Times, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis. The columnist, Paul Krugman, who writes about economics and politics for The Times, has referred to FiveThirtyEight or editor-in-chief Nate Silver 33 times on his blog. FiveThirtyEight classified each reference based on whether it expressed a favorable, unfavorable or neutral sentiment toward FiveThirtyEight.
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention. Townhall.com, a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...
  • Barack Obama: The greatest threat to press freedom in a generation

    03/26/2014 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-14 | DrJohn
    "First he came for the whistleblowers and I didn't speak up because I was a liberal...." A conference called "Sources and Secrets" was held a few days ago at the Times Center in New York. The conference is described as "A conference on the press, government and national security." It's supported largely by left wing organizations and news outlets. At the meeting James Risen of the NY Times expressed an interesting opinion: New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information...
  • NYT Reporter Risen: Obama administration is This Generations Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom

    03/24/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Poynter.org ^ | March 24, 2014 | Andrew Beaujon
    It wont take me long to alienate everyone in the room, Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday. For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment. The New Yorker staff writer and CNN commentator was appearing on a panel as part of a conference called Sources and Secrets at the Times Center. A lot has already been written about the conference (links below), so Im going to pull out a theme that appears again and again in my notes: How much protection do reporters really have with regard to...
  • NYT reporter: Obama administration the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation

    03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen
    New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along will be punished. Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned...
  • Appalling: NY Times editorial distorts, misleads, and lies to readers on HHS Mandate

    03/23/2014 1:07:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2013 | Dustin Siggins
    With many political debates, I try to give opponents the benefit of the doubt on intentions. Sure, raising taxes is a bad thing, but some politicians and pundits believe higher taxes will benefit society. Some people think we need to spend more, and others really fear climate change.When it comes to the HHS abortifacient/contraception/sterilization mandate, however, I’ve almost stopped being that generous with the left’s media and thought leaders. This New York Times Magazine editorial is a prime example as to why. Almost from start to finish, the piece misleads and misdirects readers about the mandate, its opponents, and religious...
  • Democrats Plan Ads in Challenge to Koch Brothers

    03/23/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Kenny · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON Senate Majority PAC, a group that supports Democratic Senate candidates, is preparing a $3 million advertising campaign against Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, the libertarian-minded billionaire brothers who support conservative causes and have already poured millions of dollars into the 2014 midterm elections. The groups effort will last for roughly two weeks and span five states Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and North Carolina. In an attempt to combat the Koch brothers influence, the $3 million buy will nearly match what Senate Majority PAC has spent on all of its other television ads so far this...
  • NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report

    03/22/2014 2:59:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Will Dunham
    The U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated servers in the headquarters of Chinese telecommunications and internet giant Huawei Technologies Co, obtaining sensitive information and monitoring the communications of top executives, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The newspaper said its report on the operation, code-named "Shotgiant," was based on NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden, the former agency contractor who since last year has leaked data revealing sweeping U.S. surveillance activities. The German magazine Der Spiegel also reported on the documents. One of the goals of the operation was to find any connections between Huawei and the Chinese People's...
  • The Big Topic on Campus: Racial Microaggressions

    03/21/2014 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    NT Times ^ | 3/21/2014
    A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-Americans ethnic origin. Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latinos ability to speak English without an accent. This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice word du jour microaggressions used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture. On a Facebook page called Brown University Micro/Aggressions a dark-skinned...
  • School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

    03/21/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 83 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | MOTOKO RICH
    Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by the Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights. In the first analysis in nearly 15 years of information from all of the countrys 97,000 public schools, the Education Department found a pattern of inequality on a number of fronts, with race as the dividing factor. Black students are suspended and expelled at three times the rate of white students. A...
  • What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden

    03/20/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19,2014 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Soon after the Navy SEAL raid on Bin Ladens house, a Pakistani official told me that the United States had direct evidence that the ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, knew of Bin Ladens presence in Abbottabad. Colleagues at The Times began questioning officials in Washington about which high-ranking officials in Pakistan might also have been aware of Bin Ladens whereabouts, but everyone suddenly clammed up. It was as if a decision had been made to contain the damage to the relationship between the two governments. Theres no smoking gun, officials in the Obama administration began to say. Americas...
  • The Economics of Limiting Russian Expansion (How To Get It Right On Ukraine)

    03/19/2014 10:30:40 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/20/2014 | Peter Boone And Simon Johnson
    In a series of moves that appear to have been planned carefully, Mr. Putin has taken Crimea, won huge popular support in Russia and in much of Crimea and left the West holding financial responsibility for the rest of Ukraine. There is no doubt that Russia may seek to annex more parts of Ukraine. Russian military intervention is possible, but the Crimean strategy has proven much easier. Time and momentum are on Russias side, so Mr. Putin can be patient. If Ukraines eastern and southern regions continue to flounder while Russia grows richer, it is only a matter of time...
  • Governor Scott Walker's Substantial Tax Cut in Wisconsin

    03/19/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | 3/19/2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times. What is this, a tiny little paragraph? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 lines. National Briefing, Midwest. It's page A14 of the New York Times today. Here's the headline: "Wisconsin: Assembly Passes Governors Tax-Cut Plan -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walkers $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35." It wasn't even close
  • Mike Huckabees Maurice Clemmons problem

    03/19/2014 3:42:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12-18-2013 | Jonathan Martin
    If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is going to run for president in 2016, his campaign is going to have to run through the Forza coffee shop in Parkland, Wash. Thats where one of Huckabees many parolees, Maurice Clemmons, assassinated four Lakewood police officers in 2009, depriving nine children of a parent and setting a national perception that Huckabee abused his powers of clemency. Huckabee told The New York Times Jonathan Martin (the other Jonathan Martin) that he views a 2016 presidential bid as a real opportunity for me. The Washington Post quickly called Huckabee a long shot because he...
  • The New York Times 3 Worst Corrections On Christian Holidays*

    03/18/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times 3 Worst Corrections On Christian Holidays* *Technically, one of these might not be real. March 17, 2014 By Mollie Hemingway An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesuss resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven. The New York Times, April 1, 2013 An earlier version of this article misquoted a comment from Malachy McCourt on St. Patrick. Mr. McCourt said, My attitude is, St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland and they all came here and they became conservatives. He did not say St....
  • Joel Brinkley, a Times Washington and Mideast Reporter, Dies at 61

    03/14/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | William Yardley
    Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, where he displayed range, rigor and lucid writing as a White House correspondent, as Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 61. The cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, resulting in respiratory failure from pneumonia, said his wife, Sabra Chartrand. Mr. Brinkley was a son of David Brinkley, the widely respected television news anchor, and he established his own journalism reputation early in his career. In 1980, while working at The Louisville Courier-Journal, he won a Pulitzer...
  • Mans obituary makes odd request, Barbara Bush complies

    03/11/2014 1:05:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    In an obituary that Leonard Smith would have thought was about three paragraphs too long, his family asked that in lieu of flowers, people cancel their subscription to The New York Times. It so happens, former first lady Barbara Bush did just that.
  • Whos the Villain Here? (vomit alert)

    03/06/2014 6:36:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/5/2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    Shrewd reporting about the Ukraine crisis comes from The Onion, which declared that American reaction is evenly divided between the wholly indifferent and the grossly misinformed. In the latter category, it seems, belong the chest-thumpers who blame the Crimea catastrophe on President Obama. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression, scolded Senator Lindsey Graham (revealing his own weakness: grammar). President Obama needs to do something! Likewise, Senator John McCain complains that Obamas foreign policy is feckless, so that nobody believes in Americas strength anymore. Representative Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, worries that...
  • What Russia Really Wants (Putin's End-Game In Ukraine Alert)

    03/04/2014 9:48:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | Ruslan Pukhov
    Thats because Russia has a strong interest in nominally retaining Crimea as part of Ukraine. From the disintegration of the Soviet Union onward, Crimea, with its traditionally separatist leanings, was always a destabilizing factor. It served as a direct avenue of Russian pressure on Ukraine, and also guaranteed almost a million pro-Russian votes in Ukrainian elections, ensuring the dominance of the pro-Russian eastern half of the country over the nationalist western half. If the Ukrainian nationalists had been smarter and more farsighted, they themselves would have advocated a renunciation of claims to Crimea in order to remove this needle in...
  • A General Theory of Obamacare Fiction

    02/26/2014 7:46:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2014 | by Paul Krugman
    Conservatives appear to be really upset that liberals are actually taking on the facts in the anti-Obamacare ads theyve been running. How dare you question whether the people in these ads are giving an accurate picture theyre suffering! --SNIP-- So heres what you need to understand. The Affordable Care Act isnt magic it produces losers as well as winners. But its not black magic either, turning everyone into a loser. What the Act does is in effect to increase the burden on fortunate people the healthy and wealthy to lift some burdens on the less fortunate:...
  • From The People We Look To For Business Advice: The New York Times Fights to Raise the Min. Wage

    02/28/2014 8:24:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Just One Minute ^ | 02/28/2014 | Tom McGuirre
    From The People We Look To For Business Advice The NY Times blurbs their latest attempt to resuscitate the Obama agenda:Business and the Minimum WageBy THE EDITORIAL BOARDPaying workers more can help companies lower turnover and improve productivity.We hope the Times publishers take this advice to heart as we contemplate these headlines at the Huffington Post:NYT Editor Speaks Out About 'Painful' Layoffs NYT Lays Off 'Far Fewer People' Than It Expected Top New York Times Editor Stepping Down Layoffs Approaching At NY Times Major NYT Layoffs New York Times Layoffs Begin New York Times Panic: Staffers Told To Rein In...