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  • An interview with Paul Krugman

    05/04/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    ...Q: But isn’t the way it would actually go is the Republican Party would say that what we need is tax cuts? A: But that won’t work. Remember, they don’t like tax cuts for ordinary people. They like tax cuts for the rich. That will be very ineffectual. And they want to raise taxes on the undeserving poor. Q: Speaking of Keynes, are you surprised that Europe ended up so far on the other side of, so to speak, the Keynes curve? A: No. I know the Germans. They’ve never believed in any of this. They’re at a point that...
  • To help jobs picture, raise the minimum wage

    05/04/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies ^ | May 4, 2012 | By Christine Owens
    (CNN) -- A basic premise of work in America is that your paycheck will inch up over time to reflect hard work, experience and rising living costs. But a lot of people aren't making any more this year than they did last year -- in fact, they're making less. As April's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, in nominal terms, wages are going nowhere fast. When wage growth slows, its saps the whole recovery. How are we going to reboot an economy that relies on consumption when millions of us are falling behind? Here's one way to...
  • Beyonce receives journalism award from New York Assoc. of Black Journalists [Sadly, No Joke]

    05/04/2012 11:03:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Celebrity Cafe ^ | 5/4/12 | Gina DiFalco
    Beyonce is already a 16-time Grammy winner, but the new mother has just added another prestigious honor to her resume. New York Association of Black Journalists has named Beyonce one of the year’s top journalists for an article she wrote in the July 2011 issue of Essence magazine called "Eat, Play, Love.” According to KABC, the article was about how her life changed when she took a brief break from music. E! News reports that the first-person written article was just one of the promotional duties Beyonce took on as she promoted her album 4. The “Crazy in Love” singer...
  • The Economy Downshifts

    04/29/2012 9:36:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Editorial
    The slow start for the economy in 2012 — an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first three months of the year — is evidence that the recovery is too weak to push joblessness much lower than its current 8.2 percent, and too fragile to withstand the kinds of budget cuts Congressional Republicans are proposing. A stark divide is developing on the campaign trail. President Obama is centering his agenda on policies to address economic inequality — including more manufacturing jobs and educational opportunities. Mitt Romney is focused on tax cuts for the rich, budget cuts for the poor,...
  • Wasting Our Minds

    04/29/2012 9:19:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | by Paul Krugman
    In Spain, the unemployment rate among workers under 25 is more than 50 percent. In Ireland almost a third of the young are unemployed. Here in America, youth unemployment is “only” 16.5 percent, which is still terrible — but things could be worse. And sure enough, many politicians are doing all they can to guarantee that things will, in fact, get worse. We’ve been hearing a lot about the war on women, which is real enough. But there’s also a war on the young, which is just as real even if it’s better disguised. And it’s doing immense harm, not...
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • Gawker’s mole at Fox News gets served with search warrant, under investigation for grand larceny

    04/25/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | April 25,k 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge and Twitchy, just a reminder that your parents were right: what starts in laughter often ends in tears, or in this case, hefty legal bills. Gawker’s Joe Muto decided to become a “mole” at Fox News and leaked raw video clips to his real employer. That might sound like a joke to some, but to others — say, prosecutors — it sounds a lot like corporate espionage and grand larceny. Muto got served this morning with a search warrant on suspicion of the latter charge and watched as his laptop, iPhone, and notebooks got hauled off. Poynter and...
  • A Hard Look at the President

    04/22/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | By ARTHUR S. BRISBANE
    ... Eight years ago, The Times offered comparably scant campaign coverage of the incumbent, George W. Bush, even as it blanketed readers with articles about Senator John Kerry and others competing for the Democratic nomination. Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama? Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow...
  • AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

    04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno. A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain. The AP's series of stories showed how New York...
  • 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

    04/16/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies ^ | 4/16/'12 |
    Click the link to see the winners.
  • Despite Obama charm, Americas summit boosts U.S. isolation

    04/16/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2012 | By Brian Ellsworth
    President Barack Obama patiently sat through diatribes, interruptions and even the occasional eye-ball roll at the weekend Summit of the Americas in an effort to win over Latin American leaders fed up with U.S. policies. He failed. The United States instead emerged from the summit in Colombia increasingly isolated as nearly 30 regional heads of state refused to sign a joint declaration in protest against the continued exclusion of communist-led Cuba from the event. The rare show of unity highlights the steady decline of Washington's influence in a region that has become less dependent on U.S. trade and investment thanks...
  • Divorcing Death Cab, Taking up with Cutie (Jurnalism is Fun)

    04/13/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Forrest Wickman
    In what could only have been a failure in reading comprehension, or the work of an overactive copy editor, Yahoo has just posted an article suggesting that actress Zooey Deschanel left her husband “Death Cab” for “Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.” While there’s no word on whether Deschanel had been cheating on Mr. Cab, the article goes on to note that “Deschanel and Cab were married for a little more than three years.”
  • US jobless claims raise recovery fears

    04/12/2012 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Financial Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | By Anjli Raval
    First-time claims for jobless benefits in the US rose last week, which, coupled with last Friday’s downbeat jobs report has reignited fears about the pace of the country’s economic recovery. While some economists have said the numbers are a distortion caused by the early timing of the Easter and Passover holidays this year, rather than a sign that labour market conditions have deteriorated, others have said the data combined with disappointing payroll growth in last week’s jobs report for March is a reminder that fewer job losses do not necessarily mean new hiring. “The spike in energy prices is beginning...

    04/09/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2012
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem. He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.In a new video (below) provided to, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates why Holder should stop attacking voter ID laws--by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s primary ballot. Literally. The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year--April 3, 2012--and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly...
  • Raising the Floor on Pay

    04/10/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2012 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    As the nation’s economy slowly recovers and income inequality emerges as a crucial issue in the presidential campaign, lawmakers are facing growing pressure to raise the minimum wage, which was last increased at the federal level to $7.25 an hour in July 2009. State legislators in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois and elsewhere are pushing to raise the minimum wage above the federal level in their own states, arguing that $7.25 an hour is too meager for anyone to live on. These moves are giving momentum to an effort to persuade Congress to embrace a higher national minimum wage....
  • University newspaper runs article about the good things that Hitler did under Jewish student's name

    04/08/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-8-12
    Rutgers University are investigating an article called ‘What About the Good Things that Hitler Did?’ that was published in the school’s satirical newspaper and falsely attributed to a Jewish student. The piece, which included lines such as ‘give Hitler a little thanks’ , was written under Aaron Marcus’s name and his photograph appears beside the article. Marcus, who lost family in the Holocaust, only found out about the piece when a friend at the New Jersey university called to ask him if he had actually written it. 'To say anything praiseworthy of someone like Hitler, and to have people actually...
  • Obama praised – and pummeled – on matters of faith

    04/08/2012 4:32:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
    ... Few presidents have spoken about their religious faith as often, as deeply or as eloquently as Obama. "We worship an awesome God in the blue states," he declared at the 2004 Democratic convention, and he has sought since then to rebuild ties between the Democratic Party and the world of faith. Yet no president has faced such sustained hostility over issues of faith, including Republican charges that he is waging a "war on religion," widespread suspicion about the sincerity of his Christian faith, and the persistent legend that he is a practicing Muslim.
  • US job market takes a break after hiring binge

    04/07/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | April 6, 2012 | By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market took a breather in March after its best hiring stretch since the Great Recession. Still, few economists expect hiring to fizzle in spring and summer, as it did the past two years. And they blamed seasonal factors for much of Friday's disappointing report from the Labor Department. The report was also closely watched in political circles. If employers retreat on hiring, consumers could lose confidence in the economy and potentially dim President Barack Obama's re-election hopes. Government jobs, which declined by an average of 22,000 a month last year, fell just 1,000 in...
  • Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'

    04/05/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | by Jeffrey Tobin. CNN Senior Legal Analyst
    (CNN) The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics. This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other...
  • AP Apes Obama Talking Points In Luncheon Introduction

    04/04/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 4, 2012
    <p>Media Bias: The charade ended long ago in regard to the dominant media's "objectivity." Tuesday's love letter to President Obama from the chairman of the Associated Press just confirms the obvious.</p> <p>The only thing separating AP Chairman and newspaper mogul Dean Singleton's gushing introduction of President Obama to an Associated Press luncheon in a fancy Washington hotel from an Obama 2012 campaign rally was the absence of the line, "and now the next president of the United States."</p>