A in-depth piece from the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer this morning has some stunning news. In a deep dive into the credibility of Christopher Steele and his famous memo, she reports that one of his Russian memos was never made public: One subject that Steele is believed to have discussed with Mueller’s investigators is a memo… Continue reading “Second Steele memo: Kremlin blocked Romney for State”
The headline alone was enough to make me laugh: “Santorum accuses Fox News of shilling for Romney.” This is like Madonna accusing a rival diva of lip-synching. More here.
By Odd Man Out
Yes, it’s true that college education isn’t for everybody, and that the need for trades people of all sorts is as important as the need for college-educated workers. But the ruling class’s antipathy to public education is about more than this. More here.
How did we sink to where less than 12 percent of workers are represented by unions? To where the corporate media allows perversely false phrases such as “right to work” to enter the language? More here.
As David Dayen points out, one of the perils of non-stop flip-flopping is you might make a statement that’s fact-based and therefore likely to get you into trouble with the Republican “base.” For example, a statement addressing the truth about spending cuts.
Even Mitt’s millions might not be able to help him in the Michigan primary, where voters know he would have let the big auto companies go bankrupt. More here.
The concepts are unintentionally funny, the players about as exciting as a squad of assembly-line robots. More here.
Tea Partiers are so ignorant they don’t seem to know what Ben Franklin meant when he used a snake as a symbol to rally colonists into uniting against a common enemy. More here.
The NYT probably will run a 2,000-word analysis on how Mitt Romney “turned it around” in Florida, but all we need to know about that primary is in this paragraph from a piece by Charles Pierce:
…Romney won because he had the most money. And because he had the most money, enough of the Tea Party “base,” which was supposed to hate him like gum disease, decided thusly: What the hell? The important thing is to get the Muslim Kenyan Usurper Negro out of the White House, so this is the horse we have to ride. There were something like 13,000 commercials aired in Florida over the past couple of weeks. Ninety-two percent of them were negative, the overwhelming number of which said negative things about N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer of Civilization’s Rules and Leader (Perhaps) of the Civilizing Forces, on behalf of the man who told us on Tuesday night that we should follow him into the old America of hope and joy and not bumper stickers. That is how you win the Inevitability Primary. You buy Inevitability. It doesn’t come cheaply…