AOL Purchases Huffington Post

By: Monday February 7, 2011 7:00 am

America On-Line finally figured out how to pulp all those CDs and turn them into bills, because they just up and purchased the Huffington Post for $315 million.

 

Citi’s Fear

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 1:16 pm

I wanted to return to a detail I mentioned in yesterday’s book salon. As I noted, in his book on the auto bailout, Steven Rattner described Citi as being worried during the Chrysler negotiations that retail customers would retaliate if Citi played hard ball.

Under Michael Chertoff, DHS Used David Horowitz Propaganda in Intell Report

By: Friday March 12, 2010 6:35 am

Newsweek’s Mark Hosenball reports that Dianne Feinstein and other Senate Dems have accused the Department of Homeland Security’s spooks of using right wing propaganda to develop finished intelligence reports on Muslims.

Warning to “Pass Anything” Camp: Reforms Don’t Always Get Better Over Time

By: Tuesday December 22, 2009 7:20 am

People in the “pass any bill, regardless how bad” camp often talk about “fixing it later.” They point to previous progressive change like social security, Medicare, and the civil rights legislation as proof that progressive reforms start small but grow into something better. This mantra is repeated as an article of faith, but it is not based on a true, dispassionate examination of history. For every progressive reform that slowly grew into something better, there is a counter example of reform efforts that, due to poor design, withered or died over the years.

Public Voting is Now Open for the POP “Public Choice” Art Prize

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 7:15 am

We received amazing entries for the POP art contest. There are six finalists for the “Public Choice” prize, and voting is now open.

Vote now!

I’m EschaConning — Are You?

By: Thursday March 27, 2008 8:52 am

I’m going to be at Eschacon starting Friday night, probably buying Manhattans for Rox who will be doing my drinking for me. I’m also going to be moderating the first panel on Saturday morning at 8:45 (*yawn*) am on “Having an Impact.” My fellow panelists will be Atrios, NTodd and the lovely Digby.

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