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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

It’s awful that our politics have come down to dueling special-interest groups, but it’s the way it is: Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he […]

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I was just talking to a friend about this, that Obama’s fixation on the deficit meant that Americans were deprived of social services at a time when they needed them the most. I don’t want to hear any crap about how “his hands were tied.” Bullshit. He validated this wingnut bullshit every time he opened […]

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That “range war” story? Turns out it’s really about the Kochs wanting federal land. Teabaggers are chumped again! Go read. Bookmark It

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They’re so ingenious, aren’t they? There was no stronger pro-merger witness at Wednesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal than University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Christopher Yoo. A well-known professor of law, communications and information science, Yoo told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee the $45 billion merger wouldn’t jeopardize competition […]

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Two of the victims were Methodists. From the Southern Poverty Law Center: Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested today for the murder of three people at two separate Jewish Community Centers in Overland Park, Kan. Miller, who was arrested using the alias Frazier Glenn Cross, has been in the movement nearly his […]

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And Henry Kissinger couldn’t keep his hands out of it: Only a few months ago, Henry Kissinger was dancing with Stephen Colbert in a funny bit on the latter’s Comedy Central show. But for years, the former secretary of state has sidestepped judgment for his complicity in horrific human rights abuses abroad, and a new memo has […]

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Boy, the things they come up with in Florida to keep poor people from voting. If only there was some giant tourist destination/economic engine in that state that people could boycott… Think Progress reports: Dubin said the policy change was in “direct response” to an inquiry to the Elections Department about whether they had assessed accessibility […]

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If I hear one more nitwit “explaining” to me that giving mortgages to brown people destroyed the economy, I will scream — especially when it was brought down by massive system fraud and de facto deregulation. Felix Salmon: Back in 2011, I asked whether the SEC was colluding with banks on CDO prosecutions. And now, thanks to […]

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Cops are just out of control. Just crazy: Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators. The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which […]

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UPDATE via Steveeboy: Paypal not affected. Check this list of sites or try this. If you use Chrome, you can add this extension to warn you of any unsafe website. I am so tired of changing my passwords. One of my friends told me I should use a password service that generates a random stream […]

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