- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- Things that matter in the presidential campaign, and things that don't, by DemFromCT
- In Arizona, governing by conspiracy theory, by Hunter
- Mitt Romney is a businessman like the Hamburglar is a cowboy, by David Waldman
- History shows renewable energy subsidies are exactly what's needed to get us out of fossil-fuel bind, by Meteor Blades
- Redistricting Roundup: Republicans win, by not losing, by David Jarman
- Occupy and the Constitution, by Armando
- Dumbing democracy down: Leadership is not a drinking game, by Laurence Lewis
- When your pharmacist is allowed to tell you "no," by Denise Oliver Velez
- Falling down on the economic treadmill, by brooklynbadboy
- All politics is personal, especially in North Carolina, by Scott Wooledge
- The insanity of the Wall Street ethos, by Dante Atkins
- It "would have meant a lot to him," but Associated Press Reporter Edward Kennedy died 49 years ago, so the AP's apology for firing him for actually being a reporter was a tad belated. The day before the Allies announced the already-in-hand surrender of Germany in 1945, Kennedy broke an agreement with the censors to report the news.
Kennedy, [AP CEO Tom] Curley said, "did everything just right." Curley rejected the notion that the AP had a duty to obey the order to hold the story once it was clear the embargo was for political reasons, rather than to protect the troops.
"Once the war is over, you can't hold back information like that. The world needed to know," he said in an interview.
- Kent State survivors haven't given up their quest for justice in the 42-year-old shootings that left four dead young people in the midst of antiwar protests on the campus:
...four students wounded that day asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate digitally enhanced audio evidence they believe proves an officer ordered the guardsmen to fire on the unarmed students.
A command to fire has never been proven and guardsmen said they fired in self-defense. Criminal charges were brought against eight guardsmen, but a judge dismissed the case. Wounded students and families of those slain later received a total of $675,000 after civil lawsuits.
- It's Star Wars Day: May the fourth be with you.
- Headline of the week—no Godwin references, please: Hitler Was a Flatulent Coke Fiend Who Bolstered His Libido with Bull Semen. How did he get back in the news? Some documents relating to the Nazi dictator's health are being auctioned next week:
According to Alexander Historical Auctions president Bill Panagopulos, the shorter document reveals, among other things, that der Führer farted constantly as a result of his vegetarian diet, and was the recipient of regular bull semen injections aimed at rejuvenating his flagging libido.
- No more friggin' fracking in Vermont.
- Time to demand a refund. Former "Master and Commander of GE" Jack Welch, yes that's a real title, kindled a few sparks recently with advice to women executives that they have been giving themselves for half a century:
Programs promoting diversity, mentorships and affinity groups may or may not be good, but they are not how women get ahead. "Over deliver," Mr. Welch advised. "Performance is it!"
On Saturday night, the full moon will be closer to Earth than at any other time this year, an occurrence that's been labeled a supermoon.
During this week's perigee, the moon will be 221,801 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, and that close approach will happen within minutes of the official full moon phase, which occurs at 11:35 p.m. ET. [...]
The moon's proximity won't have any major effects on our planet, according to astronomers, who hope to dispel fears that the looming lunar orb causes natural disasters.
"While we know that during new and full moons the tides are greatest—and if it's in concert with a storm surge it might produce unusual flooding—there is no scientific evidence that earthquakes and other natural disasters are connected," Gyuk said.
- T. Boone Pickens says the biggest impediment to a decent U.S. energy plan is Koch Industries.