12/28/2015 archive

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The Death of HAMP

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Obama Program That Hurt Homeowners and Helped Big Banks Is Ending by David Dayen, The Intercept Dec. 28 2015, 12:07 p.m. Perhaps no program of the Obama era did more significant — and possibly irreparable — damage to the promise of an activist government that can help solve the country’s …

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Regime Change: It’s OK If You’re a Democrat

The Obama administration is hell bent to oust Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Determined to repeat the mistakes of Iraq and Libya, and caving to congressional war hawks, the CIA began arming rebels opposed to Assad. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, apparently the CIA program was hijacked by Turkey and the weapons were diverted …

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Punting the Pundits

“Punting 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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The Breakfast Club (The Weather Is Frightful)

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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Six In The Morning Monday December 28

Iraqi National Symphony conductor Karim Wasfi fights ISIS with music By Salim Essaid, CNN Updated 0643 GMT (1443 HKT) December 28, 2015 A bustling market is in moments a mass grave. To the inhabitants of east Baghdad, Iraq, this decor of charred vehicles and fallen structures after a bomb blast is an all-too-common sight. It’s …

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