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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

And God knows, we can all use some: Since its release in June, the REMI study has been a game-changer in conversations with congressional offices, especially Republicans. The study found that CCL’s proposal – a carbon fee rising $10 per ton of CO2 each year with revenue returned equally to all households – will cut […]

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When Americans fought for their rights:

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That whole Ferguson grand jury charade last night was utter and illegal bullshit. You know why? Because the only purpose of a grand jury is to see if there’s a prima facie case — that is, does enough evidence on its face exist to bring charges? Of course it did. What the corrupt, smug and […]

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No, really. They’re not even Swedish! They’re a “charity” that’s based in the Netherlands, allegedly to promote design and architecture. But they don’t spend much of their money – they seem to be a big old tax shelter: Ikea’s association with Swedishness and Swedish values is so ironic that one would be hard pressed to […]

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Real shocker, right? We might be out of this mess by now if they’d thrown these people in jail: U.S. government protection of big banks is a policy the Obama administration has adamantly denied, but during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Friday, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, candidly […]

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Driftglass with his roundup of the horrible Sunday talk shows.

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Here’s DFA director Jim Dean with Ben Ray Luján. This is certainly a pleasant surprise: Rep. Ben Ray Luján is a really good guy, a solar power activist and a strong progressive in a state that needs more. He was Democracy For America-endorsed when he first ran in 2008, and won; he’s a product of […]

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Via the Intercept, a story we should all be watching: Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of […]

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Do you suppose there is anyone in the entire country who’s surprised by this? I imagine even the nursery school set has caught on by now: From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents — courtesy of a source inside the United States government. The banker came to […]

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Very interesting to those of us who are watching the Christie administration soap opera: As Chris Christie draws closer to a run for president, there’s intensifying scrutiny of donations flowing to his political organizations from executives at financial firms that manage ever-larger slices of New Jersey’s $80 billion state pension system. Now, the Christie political […]

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