Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 31 2017

Punting the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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May 31 2017

The Breakfast Club (Wake Up)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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May 30 2017

No Debate

Among the interesting quirks of British elections is that there is no requirement for debates, it is merely customary. That’s true in the United States too and given that The Donald has already dispensed with so many modern traditions like releasing his tax returns I’d consider it unlikely that he’d submit himself (though he does …

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May 30 2017

Mint The Coin

“Money” is a fabrication, an illusion, a social construct, an agreed upon lie. The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, The Nation May 8, 2017 For a small but committed group of economists, academics, and activists who adhere to a doctrine called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), though, #mintthecoin was the tip …

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May 30 2017

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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May 30 2017

The Breakfast Club (Pretenders)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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May 29 2017

Happy Suck On This Day!

Thank you for the reminder Atrios. And to think it’s only been 28 Friedman Units!

May 29 2017

Decoration Day (Celebrated)

We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War by Jon Schwarz, The Intercept 2017-05-29T12:38:08+00:00 (I)f you spend time with the dead from the Civil War and the Boxer Rebellion and Iwo Jima and Apollo 1, you’ll also find yourself asking larger questions. Every time I’ve gone there (Arlington), as I’ve looked out …

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May 29 2017

Across the Pond

No, not Amelia who I was surprised to learn has moved into the Marvelverse as Nebula. To be fair there’s a lot of makeup but I should have been paying closer attention. This is a take on the state of play in the snap British Parliamentary elections. Should even a middle case scenario of losses …

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May 29 2017

Pondering the Pundits

“Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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