The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz - The New York Times
“Ten years after the financial crisis, getting ahead by going to work every day seems quaint…” Isn't late capitalism awesome?
Economy  Wealth  Inequality  Bailout  Taxes 
10 days ago
Manafort in talks with prosecutors about possible plea, according to people familiar with the discussions - The Washington Post
“…President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is in talks with the special counsel’s office about a possible plea deal…”
Manafort  Trump  Mueller  Crime  DoJ  Fraud 
10 days ago
U.S. officials suspect Russia in mystery 'attacks' on diplomats in Cuba, China
This is one of those areas where having a president who is not a supplicant to Putin would be good.
FBI  CIA  Rusia  Cuba  China 
11 days ago
Trump Executives Are Said to Face Campaign-Finance Probe by U.S. - Bloomberg
I predict there will be angry tweets directed at Jeff Sessions, who really just wants to focus on implementing racist law enforcement.
Trump  Cohen  FEC  DoJ  Mueller 
14 days ago
A history of happiness explains why capitalism makes us feel empty inside - Vox
“Instead of obsessing over the self-actualized perfected person, maybe we should care more about equality, community, vulnerability, and empathy.”
Happiness  Materialism  Consumerism  Capitalism 
15 days ago
A Black Restaurant Owner Says He Tried Assisting a White Patron in Distress. Cops Arrested Him. - The New York Times
Two white women are dragging an unconscious third out of a restaurant and it's the black owner that gets arrested for trying to help the unconscious woman. Then NYPD harasses the restaurant and owner after he files suit. America!
Racism  NYPD 
17 days ago
You’ll Never Guess Which Company Is Reinventing Health Benefits - The New York Times
Why do we think that the solution to rent-seeking mazes in life is to pay people to help navigate them rather than eliminate them?
Comcast  Healthcare  Benefits  Walmart  Insurance 
19 days ago
Washington consultant for Ukraine party pleads guilty to violating lobbyist disclosure law - The Washington Post
Patten “admitted in court Friday that he steered $50,000 from a Ukrainian politician to Donald Trump’s inaugural committee…” Rudy says there's nothing to see here, folks!
Trump  Russia  Ukraine  FARA  Mueller  Corruption  FEC  Lobbying  Manafort 
21 days ago
Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It — ProPublica
“It should not take a special counsel to uncover millions in bank fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.”
Law  DoJ  Crime  Corruption  Taxes  Corporations 
26 days ago
Paradise Lost: Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love - SPIEGEL ONLINE
This is happening in NYC as well. Rents go up because tourists pay a lot more for an Airbnb for a few days than actual New Yorkers who pay rent. What happens when the people who make a city interesting can't afford to live there?
Tourism  Travel  Airbnb  Rent  Economics  Barcelona  Dubrovnik 
27 days ago
Trump Is a Crook - The Atlantic
“The country can have the rule of law, or it can keep the Trump presidency.”
Trump  Cohen  Manafort  DoJ  Mueller  Russia  Law 
29 days ago
Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter: My wife handled my finances - CNNPolitics
Throwing your wife under the bus doesn't seem like a very U.S. Marine thing to do.
Hunter  Congress  Ethics  Corruption  GOP  Republicans 
29 days ago
White House blocks bill that would protect elections
President Putin couldn't support the bill, so here we are.
Trump  Hacking  Security  Voting  Elections  Senate  Congress 
29 days ago
Trump Rips Cohen Deal and Says `Flipping' Should Be Outlawed - Bloomberg
It's a real shame that underlings sometimes turn on the boss and that the DoJ doesn't exist just to punish people Trump doesn't like.
Trump  Corruption  Law  DoJ  Cohen  Manafort 
4 weeks ago
Aqua Screenshot Library – 512 Pixels
I remember running the Public Beta on a PowerBook G3. I'm old.
MacOSX  History  Archive 
4 weeks ago
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