Robert Reich: Occupiers Occupied: The Hijacking of... →
robertreich: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated…
Tumblr Numbrs: The Rapid Rise of Social Blogging →
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STFU, Conservatives: The holidays are upon us!... →
stfuconservatives: I was browsing Craigslist and I saw this. It’s cliche (and has some moderately xenophobic comments about China, not to mention enforcing the gender binary in terms of who gets which gift), but it’s got some great ideas on how to give gifts that keep money local and stimulate the economy. Just some…
tankflynn: … if anyone might bother to ask: THIS is why people are pissed off, oh and: Fox News fans, this is what JOURNALISM looks like. Take notes. #tfly
mohandasgandhi: pantslessprogressive: soupsoup: Members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill. As Lizzie O’Leary points out, much of this report owes its information from the work done by Brody Mullins at the Wall Street Journal: Hedge Funds Pay Top Dollar for Washington Intelligence Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks ...
I find it ironic that Republicans have such disdain for the lazy, and yet their...– BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews)
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Everyone should read this take on not only Penn State, but the bigger picture.
50 Photos That Brought the War Home - Photo... →
Eisenstaedt’s famous “kiss” picture was hardly the only terrific photograph he made in Times Square during the hours and days when news of the Japanese surrender shook the world. The image above — quiet, almost elegiac — perfectly captures the flipside of the breathless, exuberant national response to the long-sought victory over Japan. The stillness of the pair here,...
funnyordie: When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren We’re excited Billy Crystal is hosting the Oscars, especially because When Harry Met Sally 2 will probably win most of them!
Escape From The Digital World →
THE POWELL MEMO BEGAN THE 1% TAKEOVER OF AMERICA —Bill Moyers Why New York’s...– How Wall Street Occupied America | Bill Moyers | The Nation (via gonzodave)
Has American pop culture become too dumb for... →
blogonthe: How can Beavis and Butt-Head compete in a world where intelligence is a political negative and the wives of onetime governors appear on television eating tarantulas. Where a person like Kim Kardashian — famous for little more than a graphic sex video — can focus the nation’s attention on her wedding, then announce a divorce 72 days later.
We must not confuse dissent from disloyalty. We must remember always, that...– Edward R. Murrow (via nedhepburn)
timesunion: Remember the Champlain Bridge? We do. It was blown up in December 2009, and on the occasion of today’s reopening of a new span, we thought it would be cool to watch that old sucker blow up once again. Enjoy. And you can read about the new bridge here.
And at the tail end of all this frantic lying, cheating, and scamming on all...– Matt Taibbi - Griftopia (via paxamericana)