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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

Boy, they really are worried about this pope’s influence. What if he actually got people to stop believing climate change was a hoax? What would happen to their paychecks? By the way, the Pope happens to have a masters degree in chemistry, so they’re going to have to argue with someone who actually understands science: […]

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To everyone who made the calls and signed the petitions: We did it! After months of fighting the headwinds of fierce opposition, Comcast has bowed to the inevitable and withdrawn its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable. “Today, we move on,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement Friday. “Of course, we […]

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In a story breathlessly headlined, “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company,” the New York Times has doubled down on the clever insinuations of a masterful piece of right wing Truthiness. Look: I was a reporter. It’s not difficult to (intentionally or unintentionally) construct a story that is filled […]

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  Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary. Isn’t that sweet? Good boy, Scotty! Good boy! Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, […]

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There’s another Clinton scandal book coming out in a few weeks, and the Villagers are all a-flutter. The New York Times gave it the star treatment today in a piece by lazy Times journalist Amy Chozick (she of the similarly spotty Hillary Clinton emails story). Now look. I don’t care what you think about Hillary […]

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No way in hell they should approve this, but of course they will: The staff lawyers at the Justice Department reviewing Comcast’s proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable have raised concerns about the merger and are leaning toward recommending that it be blocked, according to a person with knowledge of the deliberations. The […]

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Just one of those coinky-dinks that seem to dog Walmarts that see union activity. I’d love to hear them explain why all those workers have been told they will have to reapply after the “plumbing” is fixed: Some employees accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday of closing a location in the Los Angeles area for […]

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Alan Grayson says he will probably run for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat: AMY GOODMAN: Congressman Grayson, I assume you heard the story of the gyrocopter that landed on the White House lawn [Capitol lawn]. This mailman named Doug Hughes, basically a flying bicycle, landed on the lawn. He expected to be blown out of the […]

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I wonder if anyone from the media will ever ask the White House about this? Ha ha, just kidding! Link: The leaked document includes many technical details decipherable only by trade lawyers. Here are the Cliffs Notes in simple English. 1. Favoring Local Ownership Is Prohibited Let’s start with the Investment Chapter’s section on how […]

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I am so very, very shocked that they wouldn’t tell us exactly how much pollution was being pumped into the ground here: HARRISBURG — State environmental officials didn’t account for half the waste pumped into injection disposal wells last year, a comparison with federal data shows. The state’s injection wells took 330,000 barrels of waste […]

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