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NY Times also botches policy-cancelation story
I was hoping that The New York Times would do a better job than other news outlets at covering the issue of people losing health insurance coverage. I was mistaken. Today’s paper has a story about ...
VerbalMedia 11/01/2013 8 6 - -
A New Measure of Inequality
In my research into wage trends, I stumbled upon another indication of growing inequality in America. I found a trend toward an increase in the difference between what super-earners are making and ...
VerbalMedia 02/26/2013 3 4 - -
The Affordable Care Act and Jobs
This week it has been impossible to ignore the news about the Supreme Court’s upholding of almost all the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the so-called Obamacare law. The ACA will ...
VerbalMedia 07/03/2012 3 3 - 20
Cuts to Higher Ed Funding: We're Eating Our Seed Corn
The most troubling news article I have seen all week was on the front page of this morning’s New York Times , with the headline “Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be.” The article notes,
VerbalMedia 03/02/2012 2 7 2 37
The Triumph of Starve the Beast
Kos's feature today, "The fallacy that tax cuts stimulate economies," made me aware, more ...
VerbalMedia 03/30/2011 6 7 - 48
Breaking: Lieberman, Bye Bye!
Joe Lieberman is about to announce that he will not run again for the Senate.
VerbalMedia 01/18/2011 36 20 - 71
Job Opportunity: Killing Other People's Jobs
I write about careers and have been very enthusiastic about federal efforts to retrain workers. But today I learned that you actually can get federal aid to train for a job as an outsourcing ...
VerbalMedia 11/17/2010 14 15 - 44
What I Couldn't Say on My Work-Related Blog
I write books about careers and have a non-Kos blog where I write about career-related issues. Because I wrote a book about green careers that's going to come out soon, I started to write a blog ...
VerbalMedia 09/15/2010 5 6 - 26
No, Mr. Biden, Bush Did Not "Honor the Troops"
On "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday night, Colbert was ...
VerbalMedia 09/11/2010 24 18 - 44
Obama is Deporting MORE Undocumented Aliens Than Bush
Just like the deficit, undocumented aliens didn't seem to scare the Right while Bush and the GOP were in power. Now that Obama and the Democrats are in power, these issues suddenly have become ...
VerbalMedia 08/10/2010 15 6 1 91
Univ. of Arizona Stands Up (Again!)
You may have heard that Arizona's state Department of Education has ordered school districts to remove teachers whose English is "heavily accented or ungrammatical" from classes for students still ...
VerbalMedia 05/28/2010 22 28 - 36
Impact at Univ. of Arizona
My daughter is a teaching assistant at the University of Arizona. Today, the president of the university, Robert N. Shelton, sent a memo to all employees about how the university is affected by the ...
VerbalMedia 04/29/2010 25 35 - 60
How Do I Rebut This GOP Talking Point?
In messages about health-care reform (that is, against it!), some right-wing correspondents of mine claim that Medicare and Medicaid deny more claims than private insurers do. I want to know how to ...
VerbalMedia 03/13/2010 47 11 1 32
The Ayn Rand myth
The recent simultaneous publication of two biographies of Ayn Rand has made me think about my own youthful adherence to her “philosophy.” It especially has prompted me to point out how, ...
VerbalMedia 11/17/2009 138 40 4 194
Ahmadinejad has no Jewish roots (update)
According to the British paper The Daily Telegraph, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes from a Jewish family that converted to Islam after he was born. Update: However,
VerbalMedia 10/04/2009 41 2 - 60
Stimulus: Rebutting the "No Metrics" Canard
(This is cross-posted from my Career Laboratory blog on Even though the stimulus has been in effect for several months, economists have few tools for gauging its ...
VerbalMedia 06/11/2009 8 2 - 13
My 90 Minutes on Fox News
A couple of weeks ago I was a guest on Fox News's "Strategy Room," a 90-minute bull session that streams on the Web each morning from 10:30 to noon. I'd never watched the show, but I expected it to ...
VerbalMedia 01/22/2009 30 23 - 17
Political Laughs for Purim
Tonight begins the Jewish holiday of Purim, the merriest holiday of the year. Satire is encouraged, so I put together this retelling of the Purim story in the form of 4 videos. George W. Bush, Dick ...
VerbalMedia 03/20/2008 4 - - 2
Dear Right Winger (a rant)
I've asked you several times to take me off your e-mail distribution list, but you still subject me to your forwarded messages with wacko right-wing talking points. A long time ago I stopped sending ...
VerbalMedia 02/09/2008 4 3 - 12
open letter to my HMO
The other day I received a letter from my HMO, informing me that they may have disclosed my Social Security number. Here's my open letter to those bozos. (More.)
VerbalMedia 01/02/2008 1 3 - 7
Bill Kristol to op-ed for Times
Believe it or not, the New York Times just announced that William Kristol will now be a regular op-ed writer for the paper. More after the jump.
VerbalMedia 12/29/2007 26 6 - 1
Hanukkah Greetings (with musical video)
My alter ego, Billy Ray Sheet , created the video you can see when you make the jump.
VerbalMedia 12/04/2007 21 8 1 13
Markos featured in new textbook!
A new high school textbook about American government features a profile of our founder, Markos Moulitsas. I guess that's an indication of how mainstream DailyKos is getting. More after the jump.
VerbalMedia 08/31/2007 18 31 - 4
What happened to "peace"?
The Iraq occupation often gets compared to the Vietnam War, but I recently noticed one major difference. In all that’s been written and said about the growing popular sentiment against the ...
VerbalMedia 11/19/2006 16 3 - 1
Attention, Jewish Kossacks!
VerbalMedia 09/21/2006 13 16 1 7
Boomerang Republicans
VerbalMedia 04/06/2006 9 7 - 1
Homeland Security spends big $$ on dogs
VerbalMedia 10/02/2005 3 2 - -
"Return of the Fallen" Photos now Available
VerbalMedia 08/05/2005 2 6 - -
KBR Feeds Troops Garbage: Transcript Available
VerbalMedia 06/30/2005 1 4 - 26
Hunt animals by remote control
VerbalMedia 05/26/2005 4 1 - -
Alienating America's Muslims
VerbalMedia 03/25/2005 13 3 - -
Torture on Fox's "24"--Art Imitates Life
VerbalMedia 03/01/2005 16 3 - -
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