Late Late Night FDL: (‘It’s a Family Thing’ Edition): I’d Rather Go Blind

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 10:00 pm

Black Dub performs “I’d Rather Go Blind”, and Chris Whitley performs “Pint Of Lotion”

France, Germany Agree to Big Euro Bank Bailout

By: Monday October 10, 2011 10:10 am

In anticipation of an imminent Greek default, France and Germany have agreed to a big old-fashioned bank bailout, but so far, the details are secret. Since the two have disagreed on how to structure and allocate the costs of bank bailouts, this could be hopeful sign.

Lost Decades Everywhere: The Grim Reality of Europe

By: Monday September 5, 2011 2:00 pm

The ECB basically threatened to slow down or stop its purchases of Italian debt if the austerity programs aren’t put into place, which would raise borrowing costs for Italy to unsustainable levels.

Nightmares Continue for Pope Benedict

By: Saturday July 3, 2010 9:25 am

Last week I wrote about three big scandals that no doubt gave Pope Benedict nightmares. Now, with a big story in the NYT, the nightmares continue, as bishops and canon lawyers — speaking on the record — call out the failures of then-Cardinal Ratzinger to deal appropriately with allegations of priestly child abuse when that was part of his office’s responsibility.

Pope Benedict’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 6:50 am

It’s been a bad week for Pope Benedict. From Italy to Belgium to Washington DC, courts everywhere seem to be taking a hard look at some of the activities of the Catholic church, and they’re not liking what they’re seeing. Worst of all, from Benedict’s point of view, is that the events of the last eight days are but a foretaste of the weeks to come.

The Illegal War on Latin American (!) Terrorism

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 1:15 pm

The UN has vague concerns and John Bellinger, former Legal Adviser to the United States Secretary of State during the Bush administration, very specific ones about the way in which we’re using cover of a war on terrorism (which has, after all, been renamed a war against violent extremism, with no specificity to al Qaeda or terrorism) to target people we’ve got no legal basis targeting.

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