Apr 30 2013

Around the Blogosphere

(6 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

The main purpose our blogging is to communicate our ideas, opinions, and stories both fact and fiction. The best part about the the blogs is information that we might not find in our local news, even if we read it online. Sharing that information is important, especially if it educates, sparks conversation and new ideas. We have all found places that are our favorites that we read everyday, not everyone’s are the same. The Internet is a vast place. Unlike Punting the Pundits which focuses on opinion pieces mostly from the mainstream media and the larger news web sites, “Around the Blogosphere” will focus more on the medium to smaller blogs and articles written by some of the anonymous and not so anonymous writers and links to some of the smaller pieces that don’t make it to “Pundits” by Krugman, Baker, etc.

We encourage you to share your finds with us. It is important that we all stay as well informed as we can.

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h/t to Yves Smith at naked capitalism for pointing out this article by Lynn Parramore at Alternet:

When Your Boss Steals Your Wages: The Invisible Epidemic That’s Sweeping America

Mike Styvers‘ at Truthout interview with Noam Chomsky:

Noam Chomsky: Smoke and Mirrors, or Civil Liberties Under President Obama

From our friend Gaius Publius at Americablog:

Matt Yglesias resigns from the presumed-progressive community – with prejudice

At his blog Beat the Press, Dean Baker gives us the latest saga of the “Let Grandma Eat Cat Food” duo:

Morgan Stanley Director Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Still Want to Cut Social Security and Medicare

More on the “Obamacare Clusterfuck” from our pal lambert who has been a real tear at his blog, Corrente:

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: OH rollout

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: ObamaCare will take three years to settle down, says new IA insurance commissioner

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Pundits say that after ObamaCare is in place, we can start to look at the real problems

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Improved application form to be introduced

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Small businesses in non-Medicaid states face big fines

Can somebody who actually understands health insurance benefits take a look at this and comment?

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Non-Medicaid states privilege legal immigrants over citizens

Over at FDL, The Dissenter Kevin Gosztola:

Former NYPD Head of Intelligence Analysis Uses Boston Bombing to Revive ‘Radicalization’ Report He Co-Authored

From Jon Walker at FDL’s Action:

What the FAA Fight Shows About the Danger of Obama’s Entitlement Reforms

Great must read piece from bmaz on the Constitution and the Miranda warning at emptywheel:

Tsarnaev: Right to Counsel, Not Miranda, Is the Key

The feds may have violated Tsarnaev’s constitutional rights:

Tucked in the body of this Los Angeles Times report is the startling revelation of Tsarnaev’s attempt to invoke:

   A senior congressional aide said Tsarnaev had asked several times for a lawyer, but that request was ignored since he was being questioned under the public safety exemption to the Miranda rule. The exemption allows defendants to be questioned about imminent threats, such as whether other plots are in the works or other plotters are on the loose.

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