Not for nothing, the plutocracy is getting more than a little edgy these days, and this edginess is leading to some behavior that would be laughable if it weren’t, well, nothing to chuckle about. That is, if you happen to be a member of the 99%.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 20, 2014 6:40 am|
Unnamed United States government officials have apparently told the Wall Street Journal that the National Security Agency might have to expand its “collection” of Americans’ phone records because people are suing the government to stop what they consider to be intrusive and unconstitutional surveillance.
This idea being floated in a major national newspaper is the first that any lawyer involved in cases against the government have heard this wild argument. Is it some kind of ham-handed attempt to help the NSA retain control of the phone records?
|By: Jim Sleeper Saturday February 15, 2014 1:59 pm|
It’s pretty well known that the near-meltdown of the American financial system and economy in 2008 shocked virtually every Very Serious public player and prognosticator, from Alan Greenspan to Wall Street Journal reporters and editorialists and the Street’s own carnival barkers, like CNBC’s Jim Cramer. But why were they shocked?
|By: CTuttle Saturday February 15, 2014 1:08 pm|
So while we have no viable options…
|By: DSWright Friday January 3, 2014 5:01 pm|
The news outlets catering to the market fundamentalists have begun to attack the idea that there even is inequality.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 12, 2013 7:36 am|
Many old policies will be cancelled by January 1st and some people will have no choice but to use the exchanges or be left without coverage. The administration has had an exceptionally long grace period to fix this problem, but time is quickly running out.
|By: CTuttle Saturday November 9, 2013 8:53 am|
I swear it’s Déjà vu, all over again.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:26 am|
Only an older, sicker and more expensive population have signed up during the first month the Affordable Care Act exchanges have been “open.”
|By: DSWright Friday October 18, 2013 12:20 pm|
The Murdoch Media phone hacking scandal did not get much play in the United States. Before now there were a host of excuses for why one of the biggest stories in the UK made so little impact in America – too complicated, Americans don’t care about foreign scandals, etc. But it seems the real reason one of America’s largest circulating newspapers ignored the story is quite different from the typical excuses – upper management tried to sabotage their own reporters to protect the parent company.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
The Larry Summers trial balloon is behaving as if it was filled with lead. Not only have many liberal and economic bloggers strongly criticized the prospect of President Obama nominating Summers to run the Federal Reserve, but several prominent Democrats are actively lobbying for Obama to choose Vice Chairman Janet Yellen as the next Chairman instead.