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Creativity, Community, Corporacy

  • Suit seeks a Supreme Court Order (Mandamus) to review FISA order

    - 27 Jul 13, 8:05pm -
  • Brother, can you spare a dime?
    Corpocracy Watch! Consider these staggering numbers and the power they represent. Similar numbers exist for nations worldwide. John Lanchester · Let’s consider Kate: Can we tame the banks? · LRB 18 July 2013 John Lanchester asks what is to be ……
    - 26 Jul 13, 7:54pm -
  • Dürer’s world and use of talent
    Dürer’s world and use of talent Creativity Watch! The person of talent gives to the world around him when he applies that talent. Car mechanics, carpenters, hair stylists–all who work and apply. Magnificently gifts come from those with great tal…
    - 26 Jul 13, 2:58pm -
  • Leaked Pakistani Report on U.S. Drone War
    From Democracy Now! Leaked Pakistani Report on U.S. Drone War Undermines Claims of Low Civilian Toll | Democracy Now! A leaked Pakistani government report has bolstered claims that civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes are far higher than the O…
    - 23 Jul 13, 4:42pm -
  • Deepa Kumar–American Liberalism and the national security state
    CW! Extract from an opinion and analysis by Professor Deepa Kumar in Al Jazeera American Liberalism and the national security state Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of Media Studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University. The Obama admini…
    - 23 Jul 13, 1:39pm -
  • Compassion and civic rationality
    Compassion and civic rationality From 900 to 200 BCE humanity experienced an “axial age ” of promise, advance, and defeat. The advances of that age were knowledge and understanding of humanity and how it works collectively.  The defeats were dis…
    - 19 Jul 13, 10:11pm -
  • Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey
    Corpocracy Watch! picked this up from the Guardian …Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday [emphasis added]: Mr. Snowden, Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way an…
    - 18 Jul 13, 5:36pm -
  • Asylum–a humanitarian commitment

    - 16 Jul 13, 8:37pm -
  • The Greeks in the Axial Age
    Culture Watch! The Greeks in the Axial Age The Axial Age. Karen Armstrong introduces us to the powerful concept of an Axial Age extending roughly seven centuries. “From about 900 to 200 BCE, in four distinct regions, the great world … Continue re…
    - 14 Jul 13, 3:20pm -
  • Police state
      Police State    We took a brief vacation to the coast for two days this week. One by-product was looking at two hard copy newspapers each morning over coffee, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I … Continue reading →
    - 13 Jul 13, 2:46pm -

Dirt Diggers Digest

  • newIs Foxconn a Con?

    Is Foxconn a Con?

    It’s common for governors to stage publicity events to announce major job-creating investments in their state. This allows them to take implicit credit for a project that was probably helped along with tax breaks and other financial giveaways. When…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 6:25pm -
  • Capital Punishment or Capital Reward?

    Capital Punishment or Capital Reward?

    When Betsy DeVos  was nominated to head the Department of Education, the main concern was what harm a “choice” crusader would bring to K-12 public schools. Recently we’ve seen that she can also cause damage with regard to post-secondary educat…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 4:52pm -
  • The Insurance Industry’s No-Lose Situation

    The Insurance Industry’s No-Lose Situation

    Many voices are speaking out about the Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act, but one party diligently refrains from public comment: the insurance industry. While the industry is undoubtedly exerting its influence in the closed-door negot…
    - 21 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 6:40pm -
  • Exporting Hazards or Globalizing Regulation?

    Exporting Hazards or Globalizing Regulation?

    Americans may have initially felt a bit smug upon learning that the combustible material responsible for the Grenfell Tower disaster in London is largely banned in the United States. Perhaps our regulatory system is not as deficient as we thought. Th…
    - 28 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 5:33pm -
  • The Crappy Coverage Solution

    The Crappy Coverage Solution

    If Congressional Republicans succeed in enacting either the Senate or the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they will have carried out one of the most brazen bait and switch moves in the history of U.S. public policy. They and Donald Trum…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 7:08pm -
  • Documenting NLRB Back Pay Awards

    Documenting NLRB Back Pay Awards

    Massey Energy is notorious for the 2010 Upper Big Branch disaster that killed 29 workers at a coal mine with a long history of safety violations. Yet Massey, now owned by Alpha Natural Resources, has another dubious distinction: it was responsible fo…
    - 44 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 9:24am -
  • The Other Trump Collusion Scandal

    The Other Trump Collusion Scandal

    For months the news has been filled with reports of suspicious meetings between Trump associates and Russian officials. Another category of meetings also deserves closer scrutiny: the encounters between Trump himself and top executives of scores of m…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 1:59pm -
  • The Emissions Scandal Widens

    The Emissions Scandal Widens

    Big business would have us believe that it is on the side of the angels when it comes to the Paris climate agreement. A group of large companies just published full-page ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal urging (unsuccessfully, it tur…
    - 56 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 6:03pm -
  • Targeting Those at the Top

    Targeting Those at the Top

    It remains to be seen how high the new special counsel Robert Mueller aims his probe of the Trump campaign, but there are reports that another prominent investigation is targeting those at the top. German prosecutors are said to be examining the role…
    - 71 days ago, 18 May 17, 4:48pm -
  • Will DOJ Give a Deep Discount to Wal-Mart?

    Will DOJ Give a Deep Discount to Wal-Mart?

    The Justice Department has a lot on its plate these days, but it has apparently found time to cook up a deal that would save Wal-Mart hundreds of millions of dollars. According to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, DOJ is offering the giant retai…
    - 77 days ago, 11 May 17, 5:25pm -

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