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Politico Magazine is featuring a fascinating photo essay about the Border Patrol:In 2007, artist David Taylor began documenting the quickly changing face of the U.S.-Mexico...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Big Media Companies, “What are they afraid of?” By SpockoFor Halloween I'm reminded of a book reading I attended in San Francisco where I asked Matt Taibbi what companies like Goldman Sachs were afraid of. His answer was, "Not journalists!" then...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Spocko | Friday, October 31, 2014
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This is an excellent piece by Esther Kaplan about the effects of our new American workplace hich is looking more and more like the workplace of old --- really old. Like "before there were labor laws" old. She tells...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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S.E. Cupp is on a tear. She's offended that editor of the Nation Richard Kim tweeted that nurse Kaci Hickock a badass and a political prisoner. She says this is so absurd he might as well have been speaking in tongues....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Golly, who could have guessed that an energy lobbyist is a dishonest piece of offal?If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Marcy Wheeler has an important piece up at Salon on an issue which all of you who think that "oversight" is the answer to our dilemmas about unconstitutional spying and surveillance:A presidential order that governs the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The politics of misdirection by Tom Sullivan There is a scene early in Die Hard With a Vengeance where Jeremy Irons' character, Simon, posing as a crazy revolutionary, gives the Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson characters a riddle over the phone: As...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I wrote a fun piece for Salon earlier about the big expose by Ali Watkins and Ryan Grim about the "Spy Prom."  Talk about too weird to be believed:We’ve all heard of the junior prom for high school students. Many of us went...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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So Rand Paul is out there hustling for the African American vote  --- which is a good thing.  I don't know how successful Republicans might be ,considering their philosophy and policies, but they should, at least,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Shhh. Don't tell Bill Maher, but not all terrorists are Muslims. And there are a bunch of them right here in the United States:Federal agents reportedly found a supply of the explosive...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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 As I mentioned a month or so ago, Karl Rove was at the Republican Lawyers Association talking about how the Democrats are stealing...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This is from a story on the pot measures around the country looking like they're coming up short in this election:"We're dealing with a tough mood in the country right now with Ebola and ISIS and the big drop in the stock market,"...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I don't know what's wrong with this police officer but something is. This is completely unprofessional.The footage began with an apparent conversation between the two men and then showed MacLeod's reaction when Valdes told him "God...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Deprogramming the Prosperity Gospel by Tom Sullivan Just because you don't hear the term "free-market fundamentalism" much these days doesn't mean the faith has gone away. More on that in a minute. Der Spiegel looks at The Zombie System: How Capitalism...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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How is it even possible?Officials have confirmed that an offensive Halloween display at a Fort Campbell residence has been removed.A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This is sort of funny since I wrote a post just yesterday on this subject without this latest information:Democrats have lost ground with millennials compared to past election cycles — a development that suggests the country’s...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Remember how everyone was shocked by the militarization of the police during the Ferguson protests? Well it looks like the police were properly chastised by our outrage and in anticipation of a Grand Jury decision they've...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I wrote about this Missouri taser incident at the time but I came across this Fox News update today while I was looking for something else. It would be darkly funny if it weren't so tragic:INDEPENDENCE, Mo....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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So Sheldon Adelson came into my congressional district in the last couple of weeks and spewed some anti-Muslim vomit all over the race to succeed Henry Waxman.  I'm not sure what he hoped to achieve but I doubt...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I can't not say this; nor can Rick Weilandby Gaius PubliusI can't not say this, because it's news and it pertains.Earlier this month I wrote about how, while progressives are constantly hectored (blackmailed) by Democratic leaders to never let Democrats...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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My Salon piece today is about the slick new House majority leader Kevin McCrthy and how he's leading the press corps around by the nose:[I]t’s not surprising that over the weekend the entire village began to kvell...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For Peopleby Tom Sullivan In the flood of campaign email and glimpsed web pages yesterday, someone commented on a campaign using the slogan (IIRC), "For Education. For People." Education has become a near ubiquitous Democratic theme this year. But what...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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According to Jim Newell,  the centrist bucket of lukewarm spit known as No Labels is putting money into Cory Gardner's campaign to unseat Mark Udall because Udall has been running a negative campaign.  This in spite of the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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