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Come Saturday Morning: #pointergate, or KSTP Strikes Again!

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 6:59 am

Will Pointergate finally bring KSTP to heel? Probably not — if having to shell out a cool million to Susan Anderson didn’t make KSTP straighten up and fly right, nothing can — but it will ensure that the call letters “KSTP” live in infamy for some time to come.

“Interstate Crosscheck” – Defective by Design?

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 12:45 pm

The “Interstate Crosscheck” program is far, far more likely to find millions of false matches than it is to actually combat voter fraud. Of course, to Republicans interested in suppressing Democratic votes and voters by any means necessary, that’s a good thing. To people who actually care about democracy, it’s a horrific thing.

Come Saturday Morning: Joan Jett’s GOTV Video

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 6:45 am

Kudos for Joan Jett’s recognizing that the state level is where the battles are often the most intense.

Late Night: Why Not Let Them Go?

By: Sunday October 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Here’s what Gary Brecher has to say about the “home-grown jihadis” who want to go to the Middle East, and who go berzerk when they can’t, as happened in Canada recently: Just let ‘em go. Here’s why.

Keeping the Flame Alive: The FDL Book Salon

By: Saturday October 25, 2014 6:29 pm

I’d very much like to see the Book Salon stick around, wouldn’t you? If you agree, might I suggest making a smallish donation – say, $50, though I’m sure more would be welcomed – at the links below?

Please donate today and keep the FDL Book Salon open for discussion.

Come Saturday Morning: This and That

By: Saturday October 25, 2014 6:45 am

The Chicago Sun Times used to be owned in part by Bruce Rauner. Apparently, it still is, as it certainly seems to act that way.

Late Night: Confederate Party Member Forgets He Can’t Flash His Gang Symbols in Public

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 8:00 pm

And before you go off saying that this is just some dirty Commie college prof seeing echoes of the Confederate Battle Flag in Dan Severson’s logo, Bluestem points out that a Republican activist, Jeff Kolb, noted the Confederate evocation months ago.

Come Saturday Morning: Joni Ernst and What the Des Moines Register Won’t Tell You About Her

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 6:45 am

In the comments section of this post on the craziness that is Joni Ernst, a commenter wondered how it could be possible that the Tea-Partying Ernst could win a US Senate seat. The short answer: Because the local media in Iowa, particularly the Des Moines Register, make a point of not telling all they know about her.

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