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Regarding the headline of this post: Are we surprised? Are we disgusted? Are we numb? Or, will you "cheer" the passage of this bill, as if it really accomplishes anything substantive, when/if it ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri May 16, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
In Sunday's NY Times , journalist David Sanger reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been given a virtual license by the White House to exploit software, Internet and private network ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 505 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 12:22 AM PDT with 158 Recommends
If you were following the news cycle(s) on Tuesday and Wednesday, both Charlie Savage at the NY Times , and Spencer Ackerman and James Ball over at The Guardian , ran significant stories regarding a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:06 AM PDT with 85 Recommends
From the lead editorial in Wednesday's NY Times ... [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/opinion/mr-obamas-limits-on-phone-records.html?hpw&rref=opinion Mr. Obama’s Limits on Phone Records] By THE ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 267 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 09:48 PM PDT with 106 Recommends
This evening, McClatchy and The / / Intercept's Dan Foomkin are reporting upon two major developments in the ongoing, knockdown-drag out pissing war between the Central Intelligence Agency and the ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 217 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM PDT with 182 Recommends
Have you heard the one about the man who walked into [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/06/1191943/-Yes-the-Sequester-is-President-Obama-s-Fault-These-are-facts a (very low) bar], and hit [http://
by bobswern
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 09:43 AM PST with 39 Recommends
From Friday's New York Times ... [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/opinion/krugman-the-mutilated-economy.html?_r=0&hp=&adxnnl=1&rref=opinion&adxnnlx=1383887959-9G6mPRoyOQYJOgXNkPJe+Q The ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 10:08 PM PST with 172 Recommends
Here's a brief overview of jobs and housing with regard to where our country was heading this year, through September 30th (i.e.: through Q3 '13), the day before the government shutdown commenced. ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 12:25 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Just a reminder to the audience that beverages and snacks will be served in the lobby during intermission. (Be sure to tip your bartender!) [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/09/us-usa-fiscal-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 11:44 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
It now looks like the big media and leaders in both parties are no longer focusing on the Government Shutdown crisis, but are now moving on to the notion that the shutdown is melding with the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
I know that some of you will be shocked, so sit down first... No, it wasn't about Obamacare or about crazy Republicans. After a few days of Shutdown-a-rama (and weeks of prep work) the leaks are ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 858 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:47 PM PDT with 171 Recommends
MSNBC continues on with its campaign to cast the Tea Party Republicans in the role of principal villains in the imminent Government budget/ government shutdown crisis and the likely coming debt ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Teasing literal Hell from the old Fertile Crescent: A little kabuki, a little shadow puppetry, and a lot of surprised observers If Obama and his advisers had wanted to start bombing, they would have.
by Larry Piltz
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 01:47 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Last night we had lots of company - as we usually do this time of year on the ol' homestead - and of course the late night conversation out on the back deck veered into NSA/Spy-State and what in the ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 196 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 04:28 PM PDT with 200 Recommends
As I noted here at DKos on March 23rd of last year, in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/23/1077010/-NYT-s-Orwellian-Lead-AG-Holder-Officially-Signs-Off-On-Total-Information-Awareness-For-Entire-
by bobswern
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
In the midst of ongoing delays due to steadily-breaking news about the subject over the past 36 hours, I have held off concluding my three-part series on "Reports On the DoJ's Seizure of AP ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 140 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM PDT with 161 Recommends
I'm working on a piece called "Kabuki Theater in a Potemkin village" for Red, Green and Blue. It's essentially meant as an expanded appendix/definition for the phrase, which I've been using for years.
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is an interesting twist from Politico: The SCOTUS ruling the GOP really wants Conservatives watching this week’s gay marriage arguments at the Supreme Court are wondering if it will happen ...
by EdMass
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 08:50 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Please read this Reuters lead story from less than three hours ago. It speaks for itself. [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/04/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE91P0W220130304 Obama renews budget offer ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 850 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:46 PM PST with 420 Recommends
I'm growing quite tired of all the sequestration kabuki. The bottom line is the Great Betrayal is in full implementation mode . Democrats--I'm talking REAL DEMOCRATS--need to take a good look at ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 93 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 09:25 AM PST with 54 Recommends