Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

The world climate change conference took place this week, with China announcing some impressive goals. The United States? not so much. Big business is also showing divisions about climate policy.

We're running out of time.

Just for yucks, the CEO of the largest bank on Earth makes almost 1,000% percent LESS than the top U.S. banker. Way to go, unregulated capitalism. You stay classy.

Is right-wing hate mongering fueled by Christianity? Bill Moyers says conservative radicals are practicing the politics of vengeance.

Globalization has gone bankrupt. The G20 summit this week is evidence of that.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from the week in worth-reading stories

We've now been in Afghanistan for nine wasted years.

In heartless news, the insurance industry considers spousal abuse a pre-existing condition.

The banking system right now is worse than before the Lehman Brothers collapse, and Obama is tip-toeing around it. Business loves to meddle in education, but never takes ownership of its economic roots.

In environmental news: the Clean Water Act isn't cleaning anything. And thanks to un-checked global warming, fresh water is drying up all over the world.

Finally, a great article on where conservatism is now.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from the week in worth-reading stories

Are we on the precipice of another economic meltdown?

How some of the world's largest corporations claim to be "local". Also, in related news, food is power, and the powerful are killing us. At least we're talking about food.

After three decades of government outsourcing, the Obama administration vows to get tough on contractors. But is the civil service too far gone?

Matt Taibi has a great article on the American healthcare debacle.

Finally this week, America is already a plutocracy, and the Supreme Court is poised to effectively end democracy. The court's right-wing hacks may allow unlimited corporate money into politics.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Office Pool (Week One Picks!)

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens: Ravens
Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns: Vikings
Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengals
Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons: Falcons
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers: Eagles
Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Colts
Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cowboys
New York Jets vs. Houston Texans: Jets (all the experts are going Houston)
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints: Saints
St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks
Washington Redskins vs. NY Giants: Giants
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Cardinals
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Bears
San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: Chargers
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Patriots

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from the week in worth-reading stories

One year from the global banking collapse, we still haven't learned. Paul Krugman has a great article on how economists got it so wrong.

How many solar panels would it take to power the entire world? Less than you think.

The AFL-CIO is pushing a small tax on stock trades. We're all wondering if the Obama administration's tough talk will translate into real monopoly-busting action.

A social history of the mp3. Also, are Myspace and Facebook divided along class lines?

Finally, student debt is threatening to take down a generation.

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