Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

Our economy was a scam, and now we're dead broke. The gravest threat to our economy now isn't some phantom "socialism" but subsidies.

Robert Reich discusses breaking up the big banks, and why congress won't do it.
Conservative pundits like Glenn Beck peddle populism for the rich, in the vein of Ayn Rand, who advocated a "work stoppage" by rich Americans in order to halt a progressive income tax. She also justified bombings against any of the "lice" who supported taxing the rich.

The American empire is coming to an early end. It matters where things are made.

Andrew Schafly, son of anti-feminist Phyllis Schafly, is spearheading a project to rewrite the Bible to "free it from liberalism".

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

Have the Arab states, along with China and Russia, begun working on a secret deal to stop trading oil in the dollar?

The inspector-general concluded that Hank Paulson may mislead Congress and the country about the health of banks when he argued for the original bailout money. Pox Americana.

Truth Dig has a great article on the true cost of the Wall Street bailouts. American billionaires cook up scheme after crazy scheme to keep stealing our money.

Could California become America's first failed state?

The Independent
has a great interview with Gore Vidal.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

A great article on the war on language.

Are we nearing the end of fish? And how will climate change effect world food supplies?

In economic and business news, the ACORN de-funding bill could take an interesting twist. Also, thanks to globalization, will American have to learn to live with permanently high unemployment? And does poverty make Americans fat, or is it the other way around.

Wall Street's near-demise gave rise to new lies about the economy.

Alternet has a great article on the U.S. and Europe having propped up so many corrupt "democracies" that the word is losing its meaning.

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