They all knew

by Dan Rather – Aug 31st, 2022

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“Sometimes we write a lot of words on Steady. Today will be an exception. Because for all that there is to say, for all that needs to be said, for all that an accounting for history requires we say, the general sentiments are quite simple:

They knew. […]

The other “f” word

A Pre-fascist Interlude

by Anon – Aug. 30, 2022

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. (Brent Stirton / Getty)

President Joe Biden has been getting a lot of static for referring to the ideology of Donald Trump and his followers as “semi-fascism.” It isn’t surprising […]

Let’s talk about classified documents.

by Tom Nichols in The Atlantic – Aug. 28th, 2022

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“Most people have never seen one and have no idea what might be in such material. Republicans know this, and they are counting on the public’s lack of familiarity when they try to downplay the intelligence nightmare former President Donald Trump […]

A recap of trump’s legal woes Aug. 2022

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL THE WAYS DONALD TRUMP IS LEGALLY SCREWED Every single criminal investigation and civil lawsuit the ex-president is currently facing, including the ones you’ve probably never heard about.

AUGUST 17, 2022

ILLUSTRATION BY QUINTON MCMILLAN.

After Donald Trump’s private residence […]

One liner insults

Blogswallop These insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. 1. “He had delusions of adequacy ” Walter Kerr 2. “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”- Winston Churchill 3. “I have never killed a man, but I have read […]

Airlines are another casualty

by Matt Soller in BIG ********************** “The Summer of 2022

When I chose to go on a trip this summer, I knew air travel would be bad. In June of 2020, I wrote a piece for this newsletter titled “The Post-Pandemic Plan to Make Flying Miserable,” detailing the then-Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’s policy to […]

Discussion of christian nationalism

The Rise of Christian Nationalism Tuesday, February 9, 2021

******************************************* Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Religion and Foreign Policy webinar series. I’m Irina Faskianos, vice president for the National Program and Outreach at CFR. We’re delighted to have professor Andrew Whitehead with us today to talk about the rise of Christian nationalism. His […]

A History of the GUI

Have you ever wondered about the genealogy of the graphical user interface you …

Introduction

Today, almost everybody in the developed world interacts with personal computers in some form or another. We use them at home and at work, for entertainment, information, and as tools to leverage […]

From regulation to subsidization

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How Biden did it From the regulatory state to the subsidy state

by Robert Reich Aug 18, 2022 *************************************************************************

The Clean Air Act of 1970 authorized the government to regulate air pollution. The Inflation Reduction Act, which Joe Biden just signed into law, allocates more than $300 billion to energy and climate […]

On substituting politics for religion

Matters of Good and Evil View in browser Isabel Fattal

Associate editor in The Atlantic

The Atlantic writer Helen Lewis, now an atheist, was raised in the Catholic Church. She was once asked if her feminist convictions as an adult play a similar role to the Catholicism of her youth. The question was […]

The private equity shell game

Closing Down the Billionaire Factory

by Anonymous on Big: Aug 17th, 2022 The private equity industry has been running America for four decades. This is how the ‘billionaire factory’ emerged, and why the public has had enough.

In a memoir with the cringeworthy title What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, Stephen Schwarzman, […]

Transcript of discussion with Andrew Bacevich & Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges: Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army colonel who fought in Vietnam, and Danny Sjursen, a retired Army major who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, have just published Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars. Bacevich and Sjursen, West Point graduates, like many writers in the book, come out of […]

Quint Taber

2 Army Ranger cadets killed in Georgia by falling tree

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STARS AND STRIPES • August 10, 2022

Staff Sgt. George L. Taber, 30, of Saint Mary, Fla. (U.S. Army)

https://www.stripes.com/branches/army/2022-08-10/army-rangers-training-deaths-georgia-6943962.html

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WASHINGTON — Two Army Ranger cadets died and three others were hurt Tuesday after being […]

It’s not only about freedom of speech, it’s also the ability to be heard

Speech and Concentration Creep

by Matt Soller on BIG – Aug. 10th, 2022

“In the 1998 romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star as two business rivals who hate each other in ‘real life’ but connect and fall in love anonymously over the internet. Hanks plays Joe Fox, a tycoon who […]

America’s 30-year recession

The have-lesses of America are already being hit hard Robert Reich – Aug 9th, 2022 ****************** The Labor Department reported Friday that U.S. employers added 528,000 jobs in July, more than twice the number analysts had expected. And the rate of unemployment dipped to just 3.5 percent.

Undeniably good news.

But this good news also […]

Disguised dark money group trying to sabotage climate change legislation

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There are powerful forces, hidden in the shadows, that manipulate American politics. Popular Information shines a light in these dark corners to reveal the truth. That’s the focus of today’s edition.

We don’t have a paywall because we think it’s important that information like this is accessible to everyone. We believe in […]

What comes after the American Century?

Empire Burlesque by Daniel Bessner in Harpers ***************************** “In February 1941, as Adolf Hitler’s armies prepared to invade the Soviet Union, the Republican oligarch and publisher Henry Luce laid out a vision for global domination in an article titled the american century. World War II, he argued, was the result of the United States’ immature […]

Movie Review: Top Gun Maverick

How Crazy-Ass Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” Saved America America needs to get back to meaningless fun, and “Top Gun: Maverick” delivers in colossal doses Matt Taibbi Aug 3 821 390

 

In a classic Beavis and Butt-Head episode the boys watch a video of U2’s One. They hear Bono’s lyrics:

Is it getting […]

Just another day of evidence about R perfidy

Letters from an American

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August 3, 2022 Heather Cox Richardson

“I have spent the day rereading the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the news of the day has heightened its relevance.

During the Trump administration, after an extensive investigation, the Republican-dominated Senate […]

Why have so many messages from top government officials disappeared?

Well, the Cover-Up Sure Isn’t Making January 6 Look Any Better

By David A. Graham – AUGUST 3, 2022, 1:42 PM ET in THE ATLANTIC

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“Once is happenstance,” Ian Fleming’s Auric Goldfinger tells the spy James Bond in the eponymous novel. “Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.”

The villain’s bon mot […]