McJobs: Bad and Getting Worse

By: Monday April 15, 2013 6:30 pm

A couple of years ago, you might remember that McDonalds got a lot of publicity out of a one day hiring binge. I wrote about it here with a follow-up about the Washington Post noticing that it was a “McJobs” economic recovery a couple of weeks later. So here we are, two years later and where exactly are we?

At best, we are treading water. At best.

 

Pardon John Kiriakou, CIA Whistleblower Convicted of Classified Leak

By: Tuesday January 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Days before John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer convicted of a classified leak, is scheduled to be sentenced to thirty months in jail, support for him is growing.

Will Chamber of Commerce Call for Walmart Corrupters to Be Purged?

By: Sunday April 22, 2012 12:00 pm

After reading the New York Time’s excellent reporting on Walmart’s pervasive bribery of foreign officials (Mexico in this case, but it’s hardly isolated to them), I remembered reading stories last year, including this excellent piece by Dan Froomkin, about how the Chamber of Commerce and major corporations were quietly but persistently lobbying Congress to water down the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

The Party Line – August 12, 2011: Obama, Drew Westen, and Me

By: Friday August 12, 2011 3:22 pm

Because of that failure to finger, and a striking lack of proactive ideas in general, Obama’s Monday White House matinee served up a nothing-burger deluxe—not at all rare these days, I’m afraid, and also not well done. He wasn’t selling the steak, he wasn’t selling the sizzle, and he wasn’t telling a very good story in structural terms, either.

But the president very much needs to tell a story—to construct a narrative—because he very much needs to sell something: himself.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dan Gillmor, Mediactive

By: Sunday March 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Dan Gillmor’s latest book, Mediactive, is a guide intended to help news consumers become less passive and more active, and to enable news consumers to become news producers — what Dan calls “citizen journalism.”

Conservative Activist Grover Norquist Wants Debate on Cost of War in Afghanistan

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 6:50 am

Small government activist Grover Norquist is calling for Republicans to begin a serious debate on the Afghanistan war. Not surprisingly, Norquist was focusing on the cost of financing our seemingly endless military commitment to the country.

Obama vs. Obama on the War

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 1:59 pm

As I wrote earlier, if the White House is wondering why Americans are disappointed with Obama, it’s isn’t because of the criticisms of the “progressive left.” They can find the answer in the gap between what he sold himself as during the campaign, and the policies he has affirmatively pursued as President.

Join Me in Bethesda Tomorrow Night for an FDL Fundraiser with Barry Eisler and His New Book, “Inside Out”

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 3:29 pm

Please join us tomorrow evening. It’s a great book, Barry is extraordinarily entertaining, and as a special bonus due to circumstances beyond my control, my dogs Katie and Lucy will be there too (don’t ask).

Barry Eisler will read from his new novel Inside Out at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, MD, at 7pm, Friday July 2. $5 from each book sold will go to support investigative journalism on firedoglake.com.

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