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Conservatives should be able to get behind a universal basic income, tooby David AtkinsYesterday at the Washington Monthly I riffed on my own Hullabaloo bit from Friday on universal basic income, but more importantly on Max Ehrenfreund's at the Washington...
From: Hullabaloo | By: thereisnospoon | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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What a deal"House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a bill that would provide less than a fifth of the funding the president requested to address the ongoing border crisis. After more...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Jewish Federation of Seattle demanded a representative of the National Rifle Association step down Monday, after video claiming to show him comparing a statewide initiative increasing background checks for gun purchases...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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My piece for Salon today discusses this new survey from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU about government encroachments on freedom of the press and the the lawyer-client relationship. It's a chilling report:Civil...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Who could have ever predicted that No Labels was just another wingnut welfare operation? Elias Isquith writes:The No Labels dream is coming up on its fourth birthday, and in that time the group has made exactly zero progress...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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“You know we have talked about this at the state legislature before, nullification. But, bottom line is, as U.S. Senator why should we be passing laws that the states are considering nullifying?...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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This is what happens when you elect a Republican. Don't elect a Republican.by David AtkinsSan Diego recently had a hard-fought mayoral election after the Mayor Filner resigned in disgrace. The Republican won, though the city's demographics are slowly...
From: Hullabaloo | By: thereisnospoon | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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You don't even want to know what the Fox News gasbags thought of this today:In a comments that seemed to surprise some of his fellow panelists, Fox News contributor and conservative...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Some very smart people in DC have told me in the past that the real problem in DC is this, far more than partisanship, congressional gridlock or inept and incapacitated elected officials:The revolving door is turning quickly in...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Center right? Hardly. Just take a look at the polls...by David AtkinsJoshua Sager has one of the better poll compilations lately proving that Americans really do prefer more progressive policies. It's pretty stunning when assembled in one place. Here's...
From: Hullabaloo | By: thereisnospoon | Monday, July 28, 2014
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You really have to see the video to believe it, but this write up gives a fair overview:Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ripped President Obama on Saturday, saying in order to "save the Republic"...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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PZ Myers says it. Condemning Israel for its outrageous actions in no way translates into an endorsement of obscene atrocities committed by Hamas. There is no one standing on moral high ground in this and Harris is very,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: tristero | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Yes, these are the kind of people we can count on to join us in a populist revolution:Fox News' morning program questioned a Texas official about providing emergency services to undocumented migrants, asking...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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So today the projections of the financial health of the Medicare system are slated to be released.  And you can expect the usual shrill reaction to the "news" that it's going to go broke and we're all going...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The New York Times, 10 years ago today:With a rallying cry from one of its bright young hopes, a roar from its old liberal lion and a loving endorsement from the candidate's own outspoken wife, the Democratic...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Centrist reactions to inequality are potentially even worse than the ones on the far rightby David AtkinsYesterday at the Washington Monthly I wrote about the four main American reactions to record income inequality, and how they play off one another.After...
From: Hullabaloo | By: thereisnospoon | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Oh my God:The deadliest Ebola outbreak in recorded history is happening right now. And now the Liberian government has confirmed that a senior doctor working to fight the disease, Samuel Brisbane, has died, the Associated...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, July 28, 2014
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So I guess nobody's supposed to notice that the Very Serious Paul Ryan's "new" plan is simply regurgitated stale right wing talking points going back 50 years?Ryan appeared on NBC's "Meet...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Unbelievable:Jailhouse conversations have been many a defendant’s downfall through incriminating words spoken to inmates or visitors, or in phone calls to friends or relatives. Inmates’...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Greg Mitchell does the honors:Transcript of predictably weak "Meet the Press" David Gregory interview with Netanyahu today. The Israeli leader lies flat out about maybe Hamas rockets wrecking that UN school (see below). He claims...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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That's a lot of sluts who should have kept their legs closed. Literally millions of them. ....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Fitzgerald once said, "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me."Not so fast.  Some new, fascinating research suggests that actually, genetically, rich and poor aren't so different...
From: Hullabaloo | By: tristero | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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