Journalism? Eh, close enough…

By: Monday August 19, 2013 1:30 am

Thank goodness modern American journalism “brighter lights” are maintaining the integrity long lauded in the profession…by journalists.

Take it away Michael Grunwald of Time Magazine…


The Rest of the World Still Has Plenty of People Who Want to Be Doctors

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 2:08 pm

For the most part I found this very long Time article by Steven Brill about the problems with American health care cost to be interesting. It did correctly highlight that the biggest problem is that Americans are overcharged for almost everything related to medicine, but I was thrown off by his bizarre insistence this doesn’t include doctors. After making a pretty strong case for Medicare-for-all Brill argues that it won’t work because that would somehow turn all doctors into paupers.

Wishful Thinking Is Not a Good Policy Foundation

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00 pm

I think the economists are making it all up as they go along. I’m not sure any group of people can be so consistently wrong on so many levels.

Jobless Grads Returning to the Nest Could Mean Less “Hope” for Democrats in 2012

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 4:47 pm

The sorry economic conditions for the young and educated could have political implications for President Obama who depended on this age group in the 2008 election to not only come out and vote for him but also work as volunteers on the campaign.

Clueless Time Editor: Julian Assange Will Be a “Footnote” in Five Years

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 10:30 am

This is what a dinosaur sounds like when it’s dying. “I think Assange will be a footnote five years from now,” [Time Managing Editor Richard] Stengel said. Stengel also pointed out that “there is no Julian Assange without Bradley Manning,” referring to the army private believed to be the leaker of hundreds of thousands of [...]

TIME Magazine Doesn’t Give a Rat’s Ass about Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

By: Sunday August 1, 2010 6:30 am

In the Spring of 1978, Afghan minister of social Affairs, Anahita Ratebzad, wrote, “Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services, and free time to rear a healthy generation for building the future of the country … Educating and enlightening women is now the subject of close government attention.” Soon afterward, the United States spent about a billion dollars to help keep her vision from coming to ligh

Time Mag Teams with BP, Government in Effort to Disperse Concerns About Gulf Pollution

By: Friday July 30, 2010 11:35 am

Yesterday, Time magazine published a disgusting screed telling us all to calm down about the hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil BP has released into the Gulf of Mexico and then even sent the author to push his drivel on Hardball. In starting the corporate media’s push-back against the level of damage arising from BP’s irresponsibility, Time has joined a team that previously consisted of BP, Thad Allen, EPA and NOAA.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sean Carroll, From Eternity To Here

By: Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00 pm

Sean Carroll’s From Eternity to Here sets out to explain the nature of time, particularly what’s known as the “arrow of time,” the fact that we experience time as a flow in only one direction, from the past into the future. This is a daunting prospect, as just setting up the question requires a discussion of just about every important physics discovery of the 19th and 20th centuries. Carroll manages to make it all readable, though, and whether or not you end up agreeing with his preferred approach, you’ll leave the book with a clearer sense of the problems and the physics involved in the nature of time.

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