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Archive for May 2009

Culture War-crime? Tiller murder

May 31, 2009

I have nothing to say about this that hasn’t been said better elsewhere. I just want to join the chorus to recognize the tragedy but take it in stride. This was an act of a psychopath. Even the most radical advocates against RvW abhor actions like this. Or at least I would’ve thought. Sullivan posted […]

Cyber security, ctd.: Serious Business

May 31, 2009

Rockefeller reminds us (like we needed to be reminded!) that the Interwebs are serious business! ~ Reaction shot:

Rich-ass Ivies

May 31, 2009

Yglesias shares my cynicism about the screams of financial pain coming out of the wealthiest schools in the world. He recommends: If you want to give money to an educational institution, do some research and find a charter school in your metropolitan area that’s obtaining good results with a demographically unfavorable group of kids. Or […]

Posner on Krugman: “He is the gingham dog to Milton Friedman’s calico cat”

May 31, 2009

Posner urges Krugman to tone down the  partisanship and look beyond the short-term: If there is any responsible economist who believes that the nation is on the verge of a hyperinflation, I do not know who it is, and Krugman names no names. In fact the danger of inflation in the short run is minimal, […]

First hundred pageviews…

May 31, 2009

…in the rearview mirror!

They will be missed: A narrative video-collage history of newspapers

May 31, 2009

A Sunday treat! ~ UPDATE: Stupid Viacom blocked the next one. Accessible (but not embeddable) here Meanwhile…

Donation patterns by wealth bracket

May 30, 2009

Whoa. The poorest Americans (<19.3k) donate half again as much to charity as a proportion of their income (4.3%) than the next highest donating bracket (the 46-57k crowd; 2.7%). The wealthiest three brackets are the stingiest, floating at just over 2%.

When Orwell is read like a how-to guide

May 30, 2009

The Think Progress Wonk Room blog posted yesterday about the advocacy activities of the orgnaization “Americans for Prosperity,” and in particular, its president, Tim Phillips. To give you a sense: The rate at which the Koch Industries funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP) churns out front groups to promote its right-wing corporate agenda sets the organization […]

Cyber Security ctd.

May 30, 2009

And the world continues to turn: Military experts said Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, which have long been major players in the Pentagon’s security efforts, are leading the push into offensive cyberwarfare, along with the Raytheon unit. This involves finding vulnerabilities in other countries’ computer systems and developing software tools to exploit them, either to […]

Scott Horton v. Stuart Taylor on Torture

May 30, 2009

Via The Dish