When Goldman Sachs Does It, It’s Not Illegal

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 7:42 am

Fun legal fact I learned yesterday: Apparently it’s perfectly okay to outright lie to your customers, as long as there’s some possibility that they’re so “sophisticated” that they know you’re lying.

 

Yay, I Guess?

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 8:21 am

So yeah, the Democrats had a pretty good election on Tuesday: Electoral vote landslide for Obama, wins for progressives like Liz Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Alan Grayson, and losses for misogynistic Tea Party buffoons like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Allen West and Joe Walsh. Better yet, as the minority and youth votes grow, it looks like these kinds of results could be the new normal.

But…

Why the RNC Used a Fake Ex-Obama Supporter

By: Sunday September 9, 2012 7:00 am

The reason the RNC had to use one of their own staffers to pretend to be a disappointed Obama supporter isn’t that ex-Obama backers are hard to find, it’s that it’s hard to find any that have dumped him for reasons that are favorable to Romney. There are a whole bunch of us out there, but precious few of us have given up on Obama because he spends too much money and hangs out with celebrities.

Rape: Great Moments In Political Branding

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 5:00 pm

You almost have to admire the GOP’s courage in staking out a position that, if not exactly pro-rape, is not entirely anti-rape either. And emphatically not pro-rape victim. So far, I’ve counted three ways in which Republicans act as rape apologists..

Trolling Jesus

By: Friday April 27, 2012 6:01 pm

Yet another social conservative hiding behind Jesus’ robes to ennoble meanness and bigotry.

Poverty Wanking at the Heritage Foundation

By: Saturday April 14, 2012 10:00 am

It’s fun to play with numbers, and it’s easier if you ignore those that don’t fit what your employers want you to say. Just ask the wankers at the Heritage Foundation.

Atrios’ Lament: America in the Age of Wankers

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 5:38 pm

As FDL’s David Dayen wrote yesterday, we face seven months of what promises to be a thoroughly dreadful election season. Many (likely a minority) of us believe neither of the two major parties nor their likely Presidential nominees, offers the country even a realistic assessment of the challenges the nation faces, let alone workable solutions or a feasible political strategy for solving them.

That means that on most fronts — those not on some benign auto-pilot — things are likely to get worse for millions of people, their communities, and their environment. The only certainty is that the election will not improve matters, no matter who wins.

Why Does George Will Hate Billionaires?

By: Friday October 7, 2011 6:01 pm

George Will explains why taxation is socialist.

Nikki Haley Refuses to Let Facts Get in the Way of Policy

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 6:01 pm

Nikki Haley’s cherished factoid about job applicants failing drug tests is shown to be wildly bogus, she continues to push for drug testing of the unemployed anyway.

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