A story on the New York Times by Politico’s Media Writer Dylan Byers has set their newsroom on fire, literally. Screams, gun shots, and white on white racial epithets are flying as the reporting staff at Politico tries to pray their way through an existential crisis. How can a political blog keep making things stories that are not stories? I gchated with people who should have know better to find out.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:56 pm|
|By: dakine01 Friday April 12, 2013 1:19 pm|
Word leaked last Friday (April 5) that Chained CPI was going to be part of President Obama’s budget, prompting me to point out a simple truth, “A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It.” Of course, starting Monday, all the usual suspects and even a few somewhat surprising suspects started pushing the idea as a wonderful thing, maybe even as good as sliced bread.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 am|
While Chambliss is talking about same-sex marriage, this basic line could easily be adapted to explain almost every other major position of the Republican Party. Chambliss isn’t unemployed, so he is not going to need unemployment insurance. Chambliss can’t get pregnant, so he doesn’t need the right to choose. Chambliss makes more than minimum wage, so he doesn’t need minimum wage laws. Chambliss is not an Iraqi, so the war will not hurt him.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 7, 2013 5:45 pm|
If nothing is done, the sequestration cuts will take place in less than a month and roughly half the cuts come from the military. House Republicans want to cut Medicare and Social Security instead to pay for stopping the sequestration cuts.
|By: dakine01 Monday January 28, 2013 11:20 am|
Well, it looks like there is a new push on in the long term destruction of Social Security today. Now, I usually write about the plight of the long term unemployed and underemployed but I am getting close to Social Security eligibility so decided I would discuss the anti Social Security effort today.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Tuesday January 8, 2013 4:06 pm|
Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to release the 100-page staff report on the 19-month Google investigation as the only way to “restore a modicum of public trust in the Commission’s ability to serve as an effective antitrust enforcer.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 29, 2012 11:39 am|
It is important to remember that the Republican base doesn’t want Medicare to be cut. According to a recent Washington Post poll, the Republican base is as opposed to raising the Medicare retirement age as the Democratic base. An overwhelming 68 percent of Republicans don’t make the Medicare age to be increased. The Republican base does tend to be older and therefore more reliant on Medicare.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:40 pm|
Here’s something you won’t read in Politico, incidentally, at least not while the Campaign to Fix the Debt Debt butters their bread: the companies funding the campaign stand to gain hundreds of billions of dollars if their policy goals get met.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 9, 2012 1:40 pm|
I can’t tell if Blankfein’s statement is part of an active campaign of deception or a result of him believing this nonsense, but it hardly matters. If pushing through a deficit reduction package during a weak economy created growth we would expect England’s economy to be soaring right now. Instead it has suffered greatly as the result of the Conservatives’ misguided decision to completely reject Keynesian economics and focus on deficit reduction.