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Connecticut Man1
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 1:21pm

It only took a few paragraphs in to Salon's critique of the NY Times' handling of revelations - more specifically, the NY Times' exclusion of revelations - in wikileak's #cablegate  to begin to wonder about Obama's action, as well, and the meaning of it:

Reports of Iran-North Korea cooperation may be flawed

One of the first revelations in the WikiLeaks cables archive, first reported in a read more

Connecticut Man1
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:04pm

In case you think Body Scanners are going away anytime soon... It ain't just Michael Chertoff on the lobbyist gravy train for this:

Airport body-scanner manufacturers armed for K Street battle

Companies like L-3 Communications, the defense contractor, are providing several of the scanners under a nearly $165 million TSA contract won earlier this year, are well-prepared for the fight. more

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 4:52am

Hat-tip Lordrag of DelphiForums.

So, not all of the rich elite are against letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest of Americans:


"For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you allow tax cuts on incomes over $1,000,000 to expire at the end of this year as scheduled," their website states. "We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 more

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 5:14am

Sometimes, someone says what needs to be said -- there's more to the truth than the objective idealism of "fair and balanced" which Fox News has turned into a catch-phrase for "partisanship" and propaganda.

In the Special Comment delivered on 15 November 2010, Keith Olbermann talks about the News Media and it's abhorrent record.

Give it a listen.

Comments are open, and welcome.

Connecticut Man1
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 1:04pm

And brain bleach to remove that image in my future:

Connecticut Man1
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 10:13am

Digging Into polling numbers - From ctblogger at MLN, a little bit on Connecticut's version of The Drudge Report and the biased polls they paid for:

New York Times FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver offers his take on Merriman River Group's congressional polling for that site that more

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 4:18am

So far, it looks like nearly half the Blue Dog Dems have been kicked out of office. That’s a much higher percentage of Dems than the Progressive Caucus lost tonight. I think it speaks loudly to why the Dems got their butts kicked today. This wasn’t Americans turning to the Republicans, which polls show Americans hate worse than Dems. This was Americans turning away from the Blue Dogs. The ones who sold us out to the corporatists.

This opens up some serious opportunities for progressives if we can capitalize on them two years from now. Without incumbency more

Open Thread
Monday, November 1, 2010 - 5:08am

November is National Novel Writing Month, and a great impetus to get you to write that novel you've always wanted to complete.

I've co-authored two books, neither via NaNoWriMo, but both are languishing while my co-authors and I search for agents and/or publishers.

NaNoWriMo writers sometimes seem to have better luck.

I'm going to participate this year, and write at least one.

Anybody else?

If so, tell us about it in comments, and get going! Time's already ticking away.

Oh, and remember -- this is an Open Thread.


Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:19pm

Michael Collins

The corporate takeover of California is on hold according to the latest polls out of the nation’s largest state. Just nine days before the election, the Los Angeles Times and University of Southern California poll shows a nearly impossible uphill battle for the big business more