The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 16, 2013 3:03 pm|
If we had a functioning Senate a handful of liberal senators could easily be ignored. The President could instead move his proposal slightly more to the right to reach out to Senate Republicans to make up for any votes he lost on his left flank. With the current makeup of the Republican party this option is no longer viable.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 28, 2013 9:25 am|
To drone or not to drone? President Barack Obama recently demonstrated his most valuable political talent – fooling liberals into supporting Bush policies under another name. Obama’s latest soliloquy on his personal struggles in justifying his actions as president hit just the right tone for every establishment apologist liberal. Yes Obama was carrying on Bush Administration policies and in some cases introducing even worse violations of civil rights, but he is really struggling with it. He is really giving it a lot of thought. And really, isn’t that what matters?
|By: masaccio Sunday December 30, 2012 10:30 am|
There is more than one kind of authority, and we can all learn.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 18, 2012 3:10 pm|
You will hear virtually nobody claim that chained CPI represents a more accurate way of determining the cost of living for senior citizens on Social Security, because if they were honest about it, they would tailor an inflation index to the real costs of seniors. The only benefit to chained CPI is that it saves the government money at the expense of senior citizens. That’s it. It’s a back-door way of lowering the benefit.
|By: mattreichel Monday October 22, 2012 1:00 pm|
Judging from the Twitter-sphere, the presidential election is an addiction for some: akin to alcoholism, but a lot less fun. This affliction actually runs much deeper than the election itself, though it presents its symptoms most acutely in these final weeks of the bullshit extravaganza. Its subjects are likely to engage in incessantly vacuous chatter in this arrogant “have you heard?” tone. They prattle on, eventually driven to hysterics about the assured doom the country will face if their perceived foe prevails.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 9, 2012 1:10 pm|
Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum thinks a problem for liberals is that they need hacks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 21, 2012 6:00 am|
The ten issues highlighted are: mass incarceration and the drug war, the housing market, the India/Pakistan conflict, overfishing, global disease and malnutrition, internet privacy, America’s security state and shadow wars, factory farming, civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and segregation by race and class in education.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 12, 2012 10:40 am|
Here’s my question for Sean Wilentz: where are these liberals in the power elite? Where are their liberal proposals for change we can live with short of radical transformation?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday June 3, 2012 6:45 am|
This morning, Chris Hayes did a segment on his show that examined President Barack Obama’s reported “kill list,” whether the number of civilians being killed by drones is being hidden from the American public, and whether the program is, in fact, legal as the Obama administration claims. The segment aired just days after a major story by the New York Times on the “kill list” catapulted US drone policy into the national conversation. It also was one of the few segments that MSNBC aired on the Obama administration’s drone program all week.
Colonel Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation magazine and Josh Treviño of the Texas Public Policy Foundation appeared on the program for the discussion.