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  • NYT op-ed writer Krugman: U.S. part of a new 'axis of evil' with Russia, Saudi Arabia [idiot]

    12/13/2018 3:42:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Economist Paul Krugman warned of a new “axis of evil” this week that includes Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the U.S. Former President George W. Bush once spoke of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” due to the actions of dictatorial regimes, long trains of humanitarian abuses and gulags. The new trifecta of evil, Mr. Krugman says, earn the designation for resisting reports on the severity of climate change. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States,” the New York Times columnist tweeted Monday while sharing a piece by The Washington...
  • Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More.

    12/13/2018 10:31:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Nick Corasaniti
    Legislative power brokers across the country have long designed district lines in back-room deals that entrenched their control for years, if not decades. But now, Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are carrying out a power grab in an unusually public fashion: They are seeking to make Republicans a permanent minority by essentially writing gerrymandering into the State Constitution. The New Jersey plan comes amid a national reckoning over the consequences of gerrymandering and has been met by fierce opposition across the political landscape — and not just from Republicans and nonpartisan watchdog groups.
  • New York AG Announces Plans to Weaponize Office to Target Political Opposition….

    12/13/2018 3:10:59 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 101 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/12/18 | sundance
    New York – New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James, a Democrat, told NBC News in her first extensive interview since she was elected last month. James outlined some of the probes she intends to pursue with regard to the president, his businesses and...
  • John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

    12/13/2018 9:35:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | by John F. Kerry
    This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, “makes decisions often without a factual basis.” This isn’t a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything

    12/09/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all species became extinct. It’s harder to determine how many terrestrial species vanished, but the loss was comparable. This mass extinction, at the end of the Permian Period, was the worst in the planet’s history, and it happened over a few thousand years at most — the blink of a geological eye. On Thursday, a team of scientists offered a detailed accounting of how marine life was wiped out during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Global warming robbed the oceans of oxygen, they say, putting many species...
  • NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Slammed Current Republican Presidents

    12/06/2018 4:42:56 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2018 | David Rutz
    Shortened title. Full title: NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Called Them Fortunate in Foreign Policy, Slammed Current Republican Presidents The New York Times editorials about the last two elected Republican presidents to die, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have strong similarities, calling them both fortunate in their foreign policy victories, comparing them positively to the current GOP office-holders, and bemoaning the negative state of politics under the current commanders in chief. Reagan, the 40th president, died in 2004 at the age of 93, and Bush, his vice-president who succeeded him as the 41st president, died Friday at...
  • CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault

    12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft. The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be...
  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • Trade Truce by China and U.S. Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room

    12/02/2018 7:15:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Alan Rappeport
    The agreement reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China to effectively pause their trade war and work toward a pact appears to be aimed at giving the two leaders some political breathing room after an escalating fight has begun inflicting economic damage on both sides of the Pacific. The temporary truce, forged over a working dinner on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, does little to resolve the deep differences between the two nations and is more a political agreement than a substantive one. Both sides immediately positioned the cease-fire as a domestic victory while staking out areas...
  • He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

    12/02/2018 10:56:36 AM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Dec 2018 | Kim Barker, Nicholas Kulish and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, now houses more migrant children than any other in...
  • New York Times Celebrates Muhammad as ‘Paragon of Compassion’

    11/29/2018 7:53:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/29/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “Happy Birthday, Muhammad,” the New York Times proclaimed happily last Tuesday in a propaganda piece by Haroon Moghul, the author of a book confidently entitled How to Be a Muslim. I’d say it was a new low for the Times if the Gray Lady didn’t keep stooping lower every day. Moghul details how he rediscovered Muhammad during a time of doubt, marveling “that he buried the least loved of his fellow Arabs with his own hands. That he put two of his fingers together and promised that he and the orphan would be that close in the life to come....
  • The Girls Next Door (Illegal Alien Slavery)

    01/23/2004 2:57:23 PM PST · by sarcasm · 38 replies · 1,047+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2004 | PETER LANDESMAN
    he house at 1212 1/2 West Front Street in Plainfield, N.J., is a conventional midcentury home with slate-gray siding, white trim and Victorian lines. When I stood in front of it on a breezy day in October, I could hear the cries of children from the playground of an elementary school around the corner. American flags fluttered from porches and windows. The neighborhood is a leafy, middle-class Anytown. The house is set back off the street, near two convenience stores and a gift shop. On the door of Superior Supermarket was pasted a sign issued by the Plainfield police: ''Safe...
  • How a Liberal Couple Became Two of N.Y.’s Biggest Trump Supporters

    11/27/2018 10:51:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/26/2018 | Sarah Maslin Nir
    In some ways, they are a typical political power couple seeking to “Make America Great Again.” They are throwing a $5 million fund-raiser for President Trump this winter, and are quick to make it known that they have the president’s sons’ cellphone numbers on speed dial. They have poured more than $50,000 of their own money into supporting the president, who smiles in photos on the bookshelves of their home. But Bill White and his husband, Bryan Eure, are not red state evangelicals or die-hard right-wingers. In fact, for years, they were key players among a cohort that Mr. Trump...
  • NY Times Claims 'True Islam Does Not Kill Blasphemers'-and the Soviet Union was a worker’s paradise

    11/27/2018 4:43:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 26, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    NY Times Claims 'True Islam Does Not Kill Blasphemers' Yes, and the Soviet Union was a worker’s paradise.+++ In the second Islamic apologetics article that the New York Times published in as many days last week (here’s my takedown of the other one), Turkish professional moderate Mustafa Akyol (pictured above) claimed: “True Islam Does Not Kill Blasphemers.” It’s unlikely that anyone laughed, because people who know the truth and care about it are unlikely to be subscribers to the New York Times. Here is a quick test of whether what Mustafa Akyol says is true or not: let him go...
  • The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

    11/26/2018 7:50:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States. True, the report was released on Black Friday, clearly in the hope that it would get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that the ploy didn’t work. The assessment basically confirms, with a great deal of additional detail, what anyone following climate science already knew: Climate...
  • Retired Justice Stevens: These Are The 3 Biggest 'Errors' SCOTUS Made During My Tenure

    11/26/2018 6:43:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens plans to release his book, "The Making of a Justice: My First 94 Years,” in May, not long after his 99th birthday. The New York Times interviewed him for a piece about his memoir, at which point he laid out the three Supreme Court decisions he still believes, to this day, were the wrong decision.District of Columbia v. HellerThe 2008 landmark decision, often referred to as Heller, was a 5-4 decision that upheld an individual's right to possess a firearm for self-defense. There is no need to be part of a militia in order...
  • ‘Enrolled to fight in Mideast’, not defend borders? NYT roasted over anti-Trump cartoon of US troops

    11/24/2018 11:34:34 AM PST · by MNDude · 36 replies
    A New York Times editorial cartoon mocking US President Donald Trump’s orders to send troops to the Mexican border instead of fighting wars in the Middle East has drawn ire from Americans calling it elitist and out of touch. The cartoon, published Friday, shows a line of US troops in desert camouflage uniforms being ordered by Trump to the border with Mexico. One of the soldiers leans over and whispers to another, “I enrolled to fight in the Middle East… not in the midterms.”
  • My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy

    11/24/2018 4:56:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 158 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2018 | Andrea Long Chu
    Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. In fact, I don’t expect it to. That shouldn’t disqualify me from getting it. I like to say that being trans is the second-worst thing that ever happened to me. (The worst was being born...
  • Zuckerberg at center of new Facebook firestorm

    11/23/2018 2:34:55 PM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/18 | Harper Neidig
    Natasha Lamb, a managing director at Arjuna Capital and a Facebook investor, attributes a lot of Facebook’s current problems to the amount of control over the company that Zuckerberg has consolidated. "The dominant position that Zuckerberg holds has not been helpful in steering the company over the last few years,” Lamb said. “The stock's gone down over $100 billion twice this year, and you can directly link that to these platform issues.” A New York Times story last week detailed Facebook’s early response to Russian election meddling attempts and its efforts to respond to a backlash in Washington, two of...