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Van Hollen no on TPP fast track - Thank Donna Edwards!
The Nation reports (with interesting details meriting a read) Breaking: Leading House Democrat Will Oppose TPP Fast Track Thanks Donna Edwards, for subjecting Van Hollen to primary pressure to ...
emorej a Hong Kong 04/14/2015 14 25 - -
Hillary Learning
Hillary is a famously good learner. She was educated from a 1964 Goldwater supporter into a 1972 McGovern campaign worker. Since then, she has learned (from many years of insider experience) that ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/19/2015 7 3 1 -
Il-Sen; Il-Gov: Why do Rauner & Kirk fear Chuy?
Why aren't Illinois's Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and (2016-vulnerable) Republican Senator Mark Kirk happy at the prospect of a coalition of Latinos, Blacks and 'extreme un-electable Leftists' ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/17/2015 14 9 - -
Chuy's strong challenge to Rahm -- & questions for Hillary
In response to right-wing Chicago Tribune's recent poll asserting that: Now, Emanuel holds a 21-point lead among black voters, 52 percent to 31 percent. Down With Tyranny mocks Tribune brass's ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/14/2015 15 6 - -
Pettis: urgent to reduce Euro debt uncertainty/inversion/ref​lexivity/social damage
Michael Pettis asks: When do we decide that Europe must restructure much of its debt? ...and answers that this should be done more urgently than Europe appears likely to do. His reasoning is very ...
emorej a Hong Kong 02/25/2015 2 2 - -
Ferguson: Officer "safety" & incentives in McCullough’s message
Public safety requires that all police be persuaded to disregard this simple sequence of messages recently broadcast to each of them by St. Louis County District Attorney Bob McCullough: 1. You are ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/30/2014 5 10 - -
What can 2014 failure teach Dems on 2016 Presidential nomination, etc.?
Progressives cannot avoid addressing (either by action or by omission) it urgently now, as the 2016 Presidential nomination cycle rushes through its ‘invisible primary’ stages. Republicans have ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/16/2014 3 2 - -
The Intercept on CIA torture: M.Udall: "A Senator With Guts"?
As reported by Dan Froomkin in the Intercept : Soon-to-be ex-Senator Mark Udall is being urged to follow Mike Gravel's Pentagon Papers example, by using the absolute free-speech right for members ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/16/2014 9 36 - -
How Richmond CA beat Chevron's $175 per voter
The local election spending math was: Chevron's $3,000,000 of (disclosed) campaign spending divided into Richmond CA's 17,000 votes cast last Nov 4 equals = more than $175 per voter ... How was ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/15/2014 6 14 - -
Richmond CA: Crime Control Progress; Challenges
Facing down Chevron campaign spending and Bank lawsuits was possible for ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/13/2014 2 9 1 -
FL-09: Alan Grayson's Simple Winning Formula
How did Alan Grayson do in the potentially swingy FL-09 Congressional District? We won our election, by a double-digit margin. Grayson 54%, Generic Tea Party Republican 43%. How did he do it? ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/07/2014 25 18 - -
AK-Gov; AK-Sen: Internet voting: what cd possibly go wrong?
Expert commentary on Internet voting: ...there is no way to reconcile electronic images of ballots received with the version the voter intended to send. In other words, it is impossible to know if ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/07/2014 4 2 - -
LA-Sen: Filibustering v. Messaging/Branding/GOTV
In Louisiana Senate run-off effort of Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, which of the following results should I be rooting for? A. Landrieu winning another term, and shoring up Democratic ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/06/2014 8 2 - -
Local light: Chevron-targeted Progressives Sweep in Richmond CA
Local newspaper: Chevron spent big to ... defeat the "Team Richmond" candidates who are hostile to the oil giant's mammoth refinery here, but voters rejected Chevron's efforts . This is the best ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/05/2014 6 13 - -
GOTV: Chevron spending $150 per likely voter to teach Progressives a lesson in Richmond CA
In Richmond, CA: Bernie Sanders on Bill Moyers--Video and transcript: BILL MOYERS: I read one account that says Chevron is spending over $150 for every, quote, "likely” voter. What do they get ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/02/2014 7 12 1 -
SD-Sen: Breaking? Weiland petition to replace Harry Reid
I have not yet seen this on DailyKos: WaPo 2 days ago: Weiland's latest broadside is a petition he circulated Friday to oust Reid as leader and replace him with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen.
emorej a Hong Kong 11/02/2014 15 2 - -
ME-Sen: Bellows introduces Obama speech
Transcript and commentary here: Washington Republicans have blocked [President Obama] at every turn. Washington Republicans-- including my opponent, Republican Susan Collins-- have blocked ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/01/2014 1 19 1 -
SD-Sen: Weiland's campaign strategy getting noticed
What has Rick Weiland accomplished by visiting every town in South Dakota? “It’s a farming community,” Wells said. “You can work 24/7 if you want to – you almost have to just to keep up. ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/01/2014 16 21 1 -
Final 4 days' Diaries: GOTV or STFU
If the diary you want to post is not about G etting O ut T he V ote ...(directly or indirectly) then... S hut T he F uck U p -- until November 5 Until then, you may save your diary as a draft. ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/31/2014 4 1 - -
ME-Sen: UPDATED: good for [my friend] "Mitch" to control Senate Agenda
Local paper on tonight's 5th & last debate: Collins believes the country would be served better if Republicans – under Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken. – control the Senate because McConnell has ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/29/2014 10 36 1 -
GOTV anthem? "My Vote" (music of "My Guy") Nothin U say will make it OK to block...
To tune of 1960s hit "My Vote" sung by Mary Wells: Great companion to Blue America's musical take-down of "Shut Down Artists" (to tune of Petula Clark-sung "Downtown"):
emorej a Hong Kong 10/29/2014 1 4 1 -
MI-06: Breaking: polling catches up w/No. 1 climate enemy
Eclectablog: Clements down by only 4 points, 47-43%, but within the margin of error of 4.9 points. ...same firm that showed Clements down a full 15 points the first week of October .... shows two ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/29/2014 5 19 1 -
Remember the Shut-Down? Remember "Downtown" musical hit?
Fun take-off on Petula Clark's 1960s hit "Downtown" reminding voters of federal government shutdown ...through hostage taking by Republican House incumbents led by Boehner, Ryan, Upton and the now-...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/28/2014 4 6 - -
MI-06: Upton to MayDay donors: intimidating or whining?
AP via local newspaper St. Joseph News & Observer: "It's not enough that Fred Upton raises millions of dollars from the very companies he regulates, he then has the staff director of the Energy and ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/21/2014 2 3 - -
ME-Sen: Bellows strikes first & hard after 1st debate
After last night's strong performance in start of home stretch of 5 debates n 9 days , Shenna Bellows strikes first (4 hours ago) with this strong 30 second ad: From incumbent Susan Collins: ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/21/2014 13 23 - -
ME-Sen: Debating home stretch started
Last night was the start of 5 debates in 9 days . The first one was taped and posted on local TV website here: http://wagmtv.com/2014-senatorial-debate-sen-susan-collins-and-shenna-bellows/ ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/21/2014 19 8 - -
Socialized Penalties for Privatized Fraud
Gretchen Morgenson in NYT on retired government employees being secretly charged for penalties on Private Equity's bid-rigging: large buyout firms had colluded to suppress the share prices of ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/19/2014 5 4 1 -
ME-Sen: Now I gotta vote for another (like Digby), Because:
Maine incumbent Senator Susan Collins is the latest Republican Senate candidate to have her warts spotlighted engagingly by an independent music video -- embedded here: The revised lyrics to this ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/17/2014 3 16 1 -
VT-Sen; 2016-Pres; RPA: Most Progressive City hosts Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders' will join two Oct 16 events with the Progressive RPA slate leading the policies of the city, Richmond CA, that is doing more than any other US city to protect: • Homeowners from ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/04/2014 1 3 - -
ME-Sen: UPDATED: Collins' Plan B is .......... Bellows' Plan A
Recent good news for Democrat Shenna Bellows in the Maine US Senate race ( per this local newspaper report ) is: Susan Collins blasted the recent campaign tactics of her Democratic opponent, ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/04/2014 35 11 1 -
ME-Sen: Bellows tells truth on Collins' enabling Repug war on govt. & women
Susan Collins ran to the Right in recent years, and forgot to run back to the middle on substance, apparently believing that a "moderate" tone was enough to build on her existing moderate reputation.
emorej a Hong Kong 10/01/2014 7 16 - -
SD-Sen: The Hill: Daschle: Reid hurting Weiland's excellent chance; Scandal Music Broadcasts
The Hill reports on this not-so-secret "feud" : Daschle is expressing frustration with the Senate majority leader (D-Nev.) for refusing to endorse Rick Weiland... Asked if [Reid's] comments hurt ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/01/2014 23 6 - -
SD-Sen: must-see music-video on testimony-stalling Republican nominee & his BFF
Just one day before tomorrow's hearing, which is key step in process Republicans are trying to stall 'til after November 4: This new independent music video parody cover of “Hit the Road, Jack” (
emorej a Hong Kong 09/23/2014 2 3 - -
SD-Sen: Nov 5: "Who Lost" Dem's Senate Majority? "Who saved" it?
Supporting SD-Sen Democratic nominee Rick Weiland has many benefits: • Exploiting Republican nominee's Republican friends' attempts to stall testimony ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/22/2014 12 4 - -
SD-Sen: A gentleman never makes a Republican swear
When two state governors allow this many layers of illegality and craziness , everybody should "want to know ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/20/2014 2 3 - -
SD-Sen: Ready for Prime-Time? Progressive tunes up his message; auditions in 311 towns
Is Rick Weiland ready for the home stretch of his 4-way race against debate-ducking Republican nominee Mike Rounds (whose deepening scandal over investor immigration fraud is finally getting ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/17/2014 6 14 1 -
SD-Sen: Hometown Ad Attacks Repug Cover-Up: "What’s Tidemann Hiding?"
For those Kossacks following the scandalous new upside for Progressive Rick Weiland's long-hardworking candidacy , Madville Times updates on the question every South Dakota voter should soon be ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/16/2014 6 7 - -
SD-Sen: Chinese Script’s last act?
When a well-connected South Dakota state employee traveled to China (at taxpayer expense), he appears to have brought back not just money but certain business practices worthy of Chinese Opera, with ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/12/2014 7 6 - -
SD-Sen: Rounds' missing BFF's known craziness before no-bid privatization of immigration profits
More craziness reported yesterday from the scandal that threatens to destroy the candidacy and career of SD-Sen Republican nominee, and former Governor, Mike Rounds (and thereby reward the energetic ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/11/2014 6 9 - -
SD-Sen: 2 years & ugly wrinkles added to Rounds (R) scandal
As updated yesterday in this South Dakota newspaper , based on: a packet of documents distributed by the South Dakota Democratic Party on Monday as part of an effort to link the controversial EB-5 ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/10/2014 4 5 - -
NY-Gov; NY-Sen; All-All: Would'a, Could'a, Should...
Alternative history: WHAT could result of NY-Gov primary have been IF , at the time of the late-breaking corruption eruption, a duo with experience campaigning and governing had already, during ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/09/2014 6 2 - -
NY-Gov: Today NY Dems decide........ To be or not to be…
...To be or not to be: as influential as Republican primary voters in Richmond VA on: • National political narrative, and • Positioning of “serious” 2016 candidates. and more ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/09/2014 3 6 - -
ME-Sen: well-positioned engine
In local newspaper's recent dueling-pundits report , Ethan Strimling (a former Democratic state senator): [Bellows] has positioned herself well for the final stretch. The “walk across Maine” ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/07/2014 2 13 2 -
CA-Gov: all-star farm team for US Supreme Court
Jerry Brown's recent appointees to the California Supreme Court are starting to look like an all-star team of US Supreme Court appointees-in-waiting. This report of confirmation: Stanford law ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/06/2014 12 13 1 -
ME-Sen: 3 keys to Bellows-v-Collins home-stretch
This local Maine journalist neatly frames some of Shenna Bellows' strengths and Susan Collins' vulnerabilities: Q: Why do DFA and others think Shenna Bellows has much room to accelerate her ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/01/2014 4 15 2 -
NY-Gov: View from abroad: Corruption/Internet World Order/Capital
New York Democrats, please consider this perspective from the other end of the world. Questions: 1. What is the relevance of the following? • Zephyr Teachout’s corruption expertise , and • ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/29/2014 7 4 - -
CDM: protecting migrant worker rights
9th anniversary funding appeal: On Labor Day 2005, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. first opened its doors. ...CDM quickly established itself as a crucial resource for transnational ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/27/2014 1 - - -
NY-Gov: Teachout endorsement & post
Teachout receives Blue America endorsement and posts as follows: Political corruption and economic monopoly are two sides of the same coin...what happens in our biggest states resonates deeply ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/11/2014 4 7 2 -
ME-Sen: Bellows contribution match thru tomorrow July 31
An offer to match July 31 Bellows contributions through Blue America page is posted here: http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.hk/2014/07/blue-america-end-of-month-match-for.html The linked Down With ...
emorej a Hong Kong 07/30/2014 2 10 - -
Scheer on HRC on Snowden? Less important than 2014 Senate races
Bob Scheer, in his new article here , is right that Hillary, in criticizing Edward Snowden (in response to pro-Snowden questions from the Guardian in interview portion of which video is posted here ),
emorej a Hong Kong 07/08/2014 4 4 1 -
MI-06: clearest Climate Change contest of cycle; Clements' principles & our interests
The purest and clearest Climate Change contest of the cycle is in southwest Michigan's 6th district, where House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton-- who has an abysmal lifetime ...
emorej a Hong Kong 07/08/2014 8 7 - -
FL-15: TeaP Whip vs. 30-year investigating journalist Alan Cohn
standing out to me in my inbox's flood of quarter-end money appeals, from Alan Cohn , described by major local newspaper as: an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter who ... with WFTS Channel ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/30/2014 6 10 2 -
ME-Sen: in Hobby Lobby era: whither the Lobby Hubby?
Now that "Hobby Lobby" has become a household word, which can be understood as meaning: "SCOTUS says an employing company's personhood includes the right for its religious views to determine ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/30/2014 6 2 - -
ME-Sen: Digby says Bellows articulates... UPDATE: matching contributions so Mod Fraud De-Clawed
"Digby said it best" ... is short, sweet and usually true, but Digby herself reports here that certain things were recently said even better by two others. First Digby was: impressed by Shenna' ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/29/2014 8 16 2 -
Best Vent Ever at DCCC Fundraising Emails: Namer & Namees
The namER is: formerly a very major Democratic donor, Michael Wolkowitz The main namEEs are the “sneaky and soulless” DCCC and its leaders, criticized for: "incompetence, lack of integrity, ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/29/2014 6 10 1 -
Chevron vs. RPA, Kamala Harris & CA
Richmond CA's Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) ( website ; facebook page ), while famously preparing (and facing a lawsuit against) use of eminent domain for the city government to save ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/29/2014 1 2 - -
NYRB: Greenwald, Snowden, Pres.Review Group Matters
We cannot discount the risk, in light of the lessons of our own history, that at some point in the future, high-level government officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily ...
emorej a Hong Kong 06/20/2014 2 5 - -
Co-Sen: Biden-Obama-ACA-99% for M.Udall
Nice to see that Mark Udall's pressure on White House over CIA torture report has not prevented this : President Barack Obama is coming to Denver July 9 to help raise money for U.S. Sen. Mark Udallâ
emorej a Hong Kong 06/15/2014 3 3 - -
Tim Geithner: colorfully EXPOSED by Warren; to be DEPOSED by S&P?
So how grateful to Tim Geithner is the financial services industry whose interests he prioritized over any help to individual homeowners (as recently confirmed in anecdotes from Elizabeth Warren's ...
emorej a Hong Kong 04/18/2014 37 29 2 -
Donate Warren's book to OK public libraries? Others?
Elizabeth Warren's soon-to-be-released book would look great on the shelf of every public library in her native state of Oklahoma -- So great that somebody ought to solicit contributions to purchase ...
emorej a Hong Kong 04/18/2014 7 1 - -
Update w/Poll: Why “no direct interviews of CIA officials, contract[ors], or Executive branch"?
Did two questions arise in your mind when you read the following two lines (which have now wormed their way into most media discussions of the report on CIA torture by the Senate Intelligence ...
emorej a Hong Kong 04/06/2014 7 9 - -
Dkos Prioritize Primaries to Promote Progressive Policies?
Attitudes towards primary candidates are now the most urgent aspect of the 2014 election cycle, because there is so little time left before primaries start generating votes and resulting messages.
emorej a Hong Kong 04/04/2014 6 5 - -
Is tonight's FEC cut-off midnight in East or Pacific time?
If it includes Pacific time, then now there are still 2+ hours remaining in which Progressives can add their names and their spare change to the momentum-building 2014 Q1 funds-raised announcements ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/31/2014 2 2 - -
PA-13: Bernie Sanders endorsed...2nd UPDATE: invite Bernie to Dem Primaries
Do you respect Bernie Sanders' policies, messages and judgement? Bernie's judgement today is that Daylin Leach: • who will soon contest the Democratic primary in PA-13, • deserves Bernie's ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/31/2014 6 11 - -
ME-Sen: Collins can'€™t win News Cycle on March 31 fundraising totals - what can Collins' $3M buy?
The next news cycle on Maine Senate campaigns' fundraising (through the period ending this evening March 31) has only a few ways it can go --€“ none of them great for incumbent Republican Susan ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/31/2014 6 10 - -
ME-Sen: Bellows contribution-matching offer at Blue America
Matching contributions are promised (through Monday evening Eastern Time) for Maine US Senate candidate Democratic civil libertarian Shenna Bellows at this ActBlue link . More details posted at ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/30/2014 2 6 - -
ME-Sen: Bellows contributions-matching offer at Blue America
Matching contributions are promised (through Monday evening Eastern Time) for Maine US Senate candidate Democratic civil libertarian Shenna Bellows at this ActBlue link . More details posted at ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/30/2014 11 12 - -
Breaking: Torture Crunch time for CIA; Collins/King/Bellows
McClatchy : Feinstein said the [CIA torture report] declassification vote now likely will be April 3 ...[after]... Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats ... have added substantially to the ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/27/2014 18 39 2 -
Wasting Democratic contribution$: "pragmatists" outdo Progressives
If you ever wondered whether: 1. "pragmatic" Democrats are smarter in their contributions than the Progressive balancing test that I recommended in this diary ), or 2. the new generation of high-...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/20/2014 16 4 - -
Elections; Contributions by March 31; BYOB$; CYOC$; ME-Sen
Your political contribution strategy should be refined before the March 31 cut-off for fundraising covered by 1st quarter filings with the Federal Election Commission. I recommend balancing these ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/19/2014 2 2 - -
Meta & Non-Meta: There R 2 kinds of Kossacks: Those…
There are two kinds of Kossacks: 1. Those… who divide Kossacks into two kinds, and 2. Those… who don’t. What are the implications of this variation on the old joke about ‘two kinds of ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/15/2014 14 4 - -
Thank Mark Udall; CIA intimidation/delay; buried ledes; Democracy now or never; 2014/Sen.Intel.Comm
Let's thank Colorado Senator Mark Udall, for his recent courage, including public release of March 4 letter to White House on CIA resistance to Senate oversight. As the first of a series of ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/15/2014 6 16 - -
CO-Sen: Shorter M.Udall: ResQ Me+BHO+UrSelf B4 2late!
Senate Intelligence Committee member Mark Udall’s public release of this letter , addressed to President Obama, invites the question of why didn’t Udall hold the letter back long enough to ...
emorej a Hong Kong 03/06/2014 1 1 - -
Meta: Plusses of Probable Provocateurs; Undemoralizing Uncertainty
Are debates demoralizing, largely because of provocative distractions? If so, it should cheer you up, and help you to resist provocations, to remember that: some of these provocations are probably ...
emorej a Hong Kong 02/25/2014 9 - - -
This Shock’s for You .........................​..... Is F*cking Rahm right about us?
Were you shocked by: • The Bush v. Gore breakdown of vote-counting & rule of law? • W’s blank check in Iraq in return for mishandling the 9-11 lead-in and follow-up? • The 2008 financial ...
emorej a Hong Kong 02/25/2014 39 31 2 -
Narrative from 2014 Senate races: risks (7+5=12); opportunities (1+1)
The terrifying 2014 Senate numbers (laid out usefully in this RCP article include: • 7 now-Dem-held Red-State seats; • 4 now-Dem-held Swing-State seats & 1 additional risky open seat in Dem-...
emorej a Hong Kong 12/13/2013 10 7 - -
2016 Electoral Window of opportunity for Contract to Save Democrats, Democracy, America & the World
Will Hillary be the best person for Democrats to nominate for President in 2016? Yes – If she can obtain a majority of Democratic convention delegates in competition with the candidate offering ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/16/2013 1 8 1 -
ME-Sen: Bellows Loud Messages w/Poll & w/Whoopie Pie
Courtesy of Howie/Digby/John and the Blue America team , The 13 political messages (full text below the jump) that can be delivered nationwide by Maine Senate challenger Shenna Bellows, if she ...
emorej a Hong Kong 11/11/2013 7 7 - -
How many reasons to support Paul Ryan’s 2014 challenger?
Let's count the reasons: 1. Ryan’s district is not deep Red; it re-elected him w/only 55% in 2012 when he was also Vice-Presidential nominee. 2. Every Democratic vote in Ryan’s district is ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/28/2013 24 26 - -
CA-31: More & Better Democrat --- Eloise Gomez Reyes
Ms. Gomez Reyes, an experienced labor lawyer and childhood farm-worker who is a native of the district, has recently been endorsed by Digby & Howie Klein & their Blue America PAC , whom she told she ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/28/2013 4 4 - -
2016 value of Hillary coattails starts w/2014 Progressive Congressional challengers
Q: How likely is 2016 election of Hillary with coattails? A: Extrapolation from present situation: very likely (whoever primaries her). Q: What is most likely to influence President Hillary in a ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/27/2013 8 - - -
How Acquire Empathy through Essays? (Essayists; Literary empathy)
I expected the answer to be “by articulating multiple sides of a debate”, in this recent UTNE article by William Bradley . Instead, his conclusion is that A careless reader can cast aside ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/27/2013 1 1 - -
Robin on Burke: Don't do as I do
Corey Robin posted this hilarious detail of the life of the "Father of Conservatism" Edmund Burke ... terrified ... of dying in a debtor’s prison ... Thanks to the interventions of his well ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/26/2013 4 3 - -
Delong on Greenspan: Fraud...Randian...reputat​ion in shreds
Today's edition of Brad Delong's ongoing commentaries on Alan Greenspan's recent book are making it clear that Greenspan has damaged his reputation even further by not just shutting up and going away.
emorej a Hong Kong 10/26/2013 6 11 - -
Perry concerned Boxer offensive to workers on domestic violence... Updated w/Poll on Boxer responses
Rick Perry and Politico are giving Barbara Boxer more coverage for this comment : I never questioned, never questioned the fact that Republicans, Democrats, and independents love this country. Love ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/16/2013 4 2 - -
How Senate can attack Boehner/Cantor suppression of House voting rights
Dems should protect, from "suppression" by Boehner and Cantor, the "rights", of Republican moderates to vote (and of big business to know their vote) on alternative resolutions to the current ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/13/2013 1 2 - -
Oct 15 MA-05 key to post-shutdown wisdom on Grand Bargaining, Maturity & Momentum
What resistance is possible against the pending tsunami of new conventional wisdom that, after Tea Party’s failed hostage-taking, US voters want Democrats to seek “mature” bargains with ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/13/2013 3 6 - -
AI: Book Review: Some say the world will end in...w/Poll
stupidity, Some say in superintelligence (with apologies to Robert Frost ): Computer scientists may now be in the process of building [artificial intelligence] AI with greater-than-human ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/12/2013 10 - - -
Films dropped: Hillary 2; Repubs -∞
Is there any precedent for the depth of failure of Repub spinmeisters in enabling today's cancellation, by two networks of a documentary and a dramatization of Hillary's life, being blamed on the ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/30/2013 1 2 - -
Today's last "early" FEC quarter-end overlaps w/narrative of "who won/lost on ceiling-shutdown"
Today is every 2014 candidate’s last chance to show “early” momentum in fundraising , because of tonight’s end of Federal Election Commission quarterly contribution filing period. “Whose ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/30/2013 2 - - -
Political opportunity: attach debt ceiling repeal amendment to Senate budget resolution
Now is the time to attach a debt ceiling law repeal amendment to a Senate budget resolution. Two main reasons: 1. The illogic and destructiveness of this law is being proved right now under the ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/29/2013 4 13 - -
A Real Economist on: 3 climate change red herrings; 5th unmasking of right vested interests
Brad Delong shows what a real economist thinks about global warming in the agreeably wonky and disagreeably typo-ridden post here (bolded and reformatted by me): The self-deluded ... and the vested ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/25/2013 3 8 - -
Overestimated districts' conservatism: surprisingly big opportunities upon registering more voters
This Tomasky-Beast summary of this report , by David Broockman & Christopher Skovron at Democracy-Scholars Strategy Network, apparently not has not been diaried on Dkos: The typical conservative ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/25/2013 9 9 1 -
Econ Growth: 7 Virtues & Comments
Unevenly written but interesting and largely persuasive summary of selected "SEVEN CARDINAL VIRTUES OF EQUITABLE GROWTH" posted at Brad Delong's blog here , and numerous, often interesting, comments ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/21/2013 9 2 - -
Bankers: "highly paid and out-of-control civil servants"
This pithy phrase, which has the benefit of catching the attention of anti-government fetishists , while encouraging them to see the implications of socializing losses while privatizing profits , ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/17/2013 9 5 - -
Multiple Audiences of Obama/Kerry -- & of Anti-Militarists
The summary lists below are intended as a reference list and reminder that Obama and Kerry are not simply blindered war-mongers, and Anti-Militarists are not simply blindered pacifism-mongers. ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/07/2013 1 3 - -
Good Wars, Real or Imagined - Syria; Iraq; Rwanda
Much interesting and valuable history and psychology in this essay by Freddie deBoer, despite some weak connections between different ideas, and an unfairly harsh reference to "the desperate ...
emorej a Hong Kong 09/02/2013 2 - - -
No to Fed Chief Summers---2 more reasons: 1 boring & 1 funny
The boring reason is that the Economist magazine would (narrowly) plump for Ms Yellen The word "narrowly" appears to have been imposed by a late-intervening editor, because the article’s case ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/31/2013 3 1 - -
Fallows laughs at Standard's Iraq Experts on Syria; quotes real experts; remembers Eisenhower
James Fallows’ blog hilariously conveys the absurdity of Iraq-discredited “Experts” offering Obama predictable (and bizarrely familiar) advice on Syria. when faced with this kind of dilemma ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/27/2013 26 37 - -
Window of Opportunity: Wedge It Open w/Referenda?
Soon we will probably see the peak in public shock and alarm • towards the NSA’s and its contractors’ secrecy, unaccountability and actual and potential abuses, and • towards the timidity ...
emorej a Hong Kong 08/22/2013 9 2 - -
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