Robert Reich: Global Capital and the Nation State →
robertreich: As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can find….
1.5 million more Americans would have jobs if not for Washington’s decision to...– Congress has tackled the deficit — at the cost of the economy (via wilwheaton)
Five major scandals the media isn't obsessing...
think-progress: Are these things more important than edits to talking points? Judge for yourself. 1. Carbon pollution reaches historic highs, threatening human existence 2. The devastating impact of sequestration on kids, cancer patients and first responders. 3. Massive cuts to food stamps for the most vulnerable. 4. 1,100 workers die in a Bangladesh factory collapse, and American retailers...
Robert Reich: The IRS and the Real Scandal →
robertreich: “This systematic abuse cannot be fixed with just one resignation, or two,” said David Camp, the Republican chairman of the House tax-writing committee, at an oversight hearing Friday morning dealing with the IRS. “This is not a personnel problem. This is a problem of the IRS being too large,…
This CBS Evening News segment on the collapse of... →
Reblog If You Ever Used One Of These or Just Know...
tulililli: reblogthings: lol your not special for knowing what a coaster is LOL
Why Is Science Behind a Paywall? →
badbatz: This post presents about as good an overview on the challenges and opportunities in academic publishing as I’ve read in a while, though I am not yet convinced that the big publishers and the societies they publish won’t have a key role in the transition.
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto... →
stfuconservatives: A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal. More impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott groups of companies who may have lobbied against a cause you believe in. I couldn’t scream SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY fast enough at this. And it’s free! Due to all the traffic, the app is down...
Daring Fireball Linked List: Everything Apple... →
In America after 9/11, we made a deal with the devil, or with Dick Cheney, which...– How Boston exposes America’s dark post-9/11 bargain (via stanyann) I miss the 4th amendment.
Robert Reich: The Xenophobe Party →
robertreich: The xenophobia has already begun. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today urged him to reconsider immigration legislation because of the bombings in Boston. “The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system,”…
Federal disaster aid for me, not for thee →
smdxn: Texas Republicans Ted Cruz and Bill Flores are demanding federal aid for the non-natural disaster caused by criminal negligence at the West Fertilizer plant — only months after voting against federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. How stupid. I thought Texas didn’t like money from the Feds?
New York State Senator: 'Torture' Boston Bombing... →
wilwheaton: Greg Ball, a state senator in New York, suggested Friday that authorities should “torture” the captured Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is a naturalized American citizen and remains in serious condition at an area hospital. Go fuck yourself, Greg Ball. You’re a disgrace and unfit for public office. Unreal.
Well, luckily, 45 brave senators stood tall to protect what they hold most...– Stephen Colbert (via kristinastewartcolbert) Yes, way to do the will of the 10%. Screw the majority of Americans.
Americans now live in a country where the government considers the Bill of...– Dan Gillmor (via seanbonner)