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All the Queen's Men: Two Paste Writers Review Shattered :: Politics :: Features :: Hillary Clinton :: Paste
But the passage is a great microcosm of the major flaw of this book, which is that the writers are so insanely wrapped up in their own DC worldview that they failed to learn the major lesson of the election—voters didn’t care about this inside baseball bullshit!
review  book  election16 
5 days ago
Current Affairs
In 1999, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, had proposed the concept of “collateral consequences” (colloquially known as “too big to jail”), whereby “the state could pursue non-criminal alternatives for companies if they believed prosecuting them might result in too much ‘collateral’ damage” to the economy. Thus, when banking giant HSBC was revealed to be laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda, Obama’s Justice Department allowed the bank to escape with a fine and no criminal charges, on the grounds that a prosecution might damage HSBC too much and have wider effects on the economy. T
obama  politics  econ 
7 days ago
Who cares what college students think? | The Outline
If Trump’s victory proves anything, it’s the opposite of what Sullivan contends — the unfiltered airing of retrograde, racist views, even when given nominal critique afterward, only serves to empower the far right.
politics  media  punditry  why  lowenaffchen 
12 days ago
Republicans Party Like It’s 1984 - NYTimes.com
This is an act of deliberate betrayal: Everything about Trumpcare is specifically designed to do exactly the opposite of what Trump, Paul Ryan and other Republicans said it would.
politics  congress  nyt  healthcare 
19 days ago
monte hellman quest at tom moody
A worthwhile activity for cinema nerds might be to watch all Monte Hellman films. He has something to teach you even if you have no hankering to make a movie. Below is the Wikipedians' ragtag assessment of his corpus, with one consumer's viewings in bold.
to.watch  film 
22 days ago
Twitter
RT : “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.” - Umberto…
comics  politics  from twitter
27 days ago
Hunter Goes Postal II: Tucker's "Jacuzzi Case"
Yeah, James, lighten up.  After all, if you can't laugh about someone's five-year-old daughter getting her intestines sucked out in a public wading pool, what can you laugh about?
meatheads  ugh  media  politics 
5 weeks ago
Poor Disabled Children Pushed Off of SSI Because of Welfare Reform Had Horrible Lives – MattBruenig | Politics
What this research tells us is that welfare reform did not just blow a hole into the US poor relief system that subsequent generations of women and children have fallen into. It also screwed the contemporary generation of poor disabled children for the rest of their lives, condemning them to scrape together scant earnings in order to lead lives of crushing poverty.
politics  gah 
6 weeks ago
Instead of taxes, make corporations give the government stock - LA Times
This system would eliminate almost all opportunities for gaming since a company would not be able to deny the government its share of profits unless it also withheld profits from its other shareholders. And we would not call that “tax avoidance” but outright theft – the sort of thing that gets people sent to jail.
econ 
6 weeks ago
D R E W • F R I E D M A N: Observing Jared Kushner
drew friedman reminiscing about his time at the new york observer
illustration 
7 weeks ago
What Gorsuch Means | Matt Stoller
It’s vital to recognize that, when it comes to the legal ratification of political-economic power, it often doesn’t matter whether a justice was nominated by the Democrats or the Republicans. Both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are acolytes of extreme conservative jurist Bork on antitrust, and joined Scalia’s majority opinion in Trinko.
law  politics 
7 weeks ago
David Letterman on Donald Trump and Late-Night TV Today
So I go over there, and it’s a building the size of the Pentagon. It’s enormous. If you took somebody from — I don’t know, pick a country where they don’t have Designer Shoe Warehouses — blindfolded them and turned them loose in this place, they would just think, You people are insane. Who needs this many shoes?
letterman  interview 
11 weeks ago
Your political Harry Potter references are Riddikulus
o here we are. Donald Trump’s fascist rhetoric is becoming normalized through pure repetition. Every possible pop culture comparison has been tweeted and aggregated, John Oliver has eviscerated him again and again, Saturday Night Live has forced its best and brightest to parody him every week, and yet he remains as powerful as ever.
politics  media  lowenaffchen 
12 weeks ago
Q & A with Fatal Farm - Popshifter
Zachary Johnson and Jeffrey Max, a.k.a. Fatal Farm, accept all responsibility and/or blame for Lasagna Cat. . . along with parodies of ’80s TV Themes and Infinite Solutions, a series of science-y “educational” shorts. All are nothing short of brilliant: a bizarre mix of mundane, surreal, and disturbing that will either render you utterly confused or drooling with laughter (and I’m not ashamed to say, I’m in the latter camp).
interview 
february 2017
fire car re-enactment
RT : a longtime dream came true tonight
video  from twitter
february 2017
Dilbert creator Scott Adams is the worst blogger | The Outline
Ruminations on 1990s white-collar ennui seem quaint when viewed through a 21st-century lens ... The salaried cubicle jobs rejected in Office Space and Fight Club are now objects of desire for survivors of the dot-com bubble and the 2007 financial crisis.
politics  comics 
february 2017
Tishaura Jones slams Post editorial board while declining interview | Local News | stlamerican.com
You just moved here. It isn’t your city, yet. And graffiti is not what’s killing it.
politics 
february 2017
Write to Congress
Our mission is to hold elected officials accountable when we sense actions or inactions that threaten our nation’s founding principles of equality and liberty.
tool  politics  *** 
february 2017
cuomo lottery
RT : there have been more vile programs proposed by democrats in the name of poor-shaming but none so petty
img  news  politics  from twitter
january 2017
Requiem for a Lightweight | Jacobin
Leftists must remake the Democratic Party, from the grassroots up, in order to combat the juggernaut of capital, warfare, and racism wracking the country. Let Moulitsas, and the diminishing returns his brand of principle-impoverished liberalism offered, serve as a warning of how not to do it.
meatheads  bropair  politics  blogs  election16 
january 2017
Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking - NYTimes.com
“I don’t think you realize what you gave me,” the blogger said, looking at the costly internal D.C.C.C. political research that he had just been provided. “This is probably worth millions of dollars.”
election16  nyt  news  politics 
january 2017
Said the Gramophone: No Beginning
More days than not there'd be viewings; we'd sit in the kitchen trying to "just act normal," as the real estate agent advised, while strangers walked through the house with their shoes on, touching things in our bedrooms and asking us if we were sad to be moving out.
january 2017
AlecSokolow2013 comments on Bill Murray here: OK, I'll TALK! I'll TALK!
I dig his performances, but he was horrible to work with and all of you fans might feel different if you had to experience such a difficult and unpleasant human being.
film 
december 2016
‎‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ review by ryandeel • Letterboxd
Ultimately, the thing that made me feel like I grasped Star Wars 7 came to me while I was at work dwelling on another idea; the difference between movies and TV. Technically, the craft of both mediums is essentially the same now, so what separates them? Personally, I think audiences expect TV to focus on character and attitude, and they expect movies to focus on theme and concept.
review  film  tv 
december 2016
What the hell is wrong with America’s establishment liberals?
And this story is delivered in an almost psychotically annoying style, directly transplanted from the internet of the mid-2000s, an unholy reanimated prose corpse shambling through the discourse, groaning hideously if it can haz cheezburger.
politics  twitter 
december 2016
Parallax City
RT : new sketchbook project: please enjoy 🙇🏻
art  from twitter
december 2016
The End Of Blippy As We Know It | TechCrunch
remember the site that would tweet all your purchases and accidentally posted credit card numbers
disruption  from twitter
november 2016
Twitter
RT : Yes, the org Betsy DeVos funded did literally say working in a mine is "exciting" for children.…
politics  gah  from twitter
november 2016
TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix / Boing Boing
RT : THIS WEEK'S COMIC :
Super-Fun-Pak Comix: "I was just elected President of the United States."
comic  tomthedancingbug  trump  election16  from twitter
november 2016
Roger Rabbit Punching Nazis: The Lost Prequel
This is all very short lived as the plot takes a heavy turn following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour which inspires Roger and Richie to enlist in the army.
film 
november 2016
Trump or Chimp
RT : I am pleased to announce the official launch of . The resistance begins now
trump  lol  from twitter
november 2016
banksy soda machine
RT : i'm really glad i searched "bansky soda machine" and got exactly what i wanted
img  art  drink  from twitter
october 2016
The Vigilante Manifesto – Medium
the tie-in material for the next batman movie is intense
disruption 
october 2016
Stakes is High – Medium
hat’s what politics is — the way we distribute pain. It’s not a sport or a fraternity or a game. It’s how we determine who gets medication and who dies young, who learns in a class of twenty kids and who learns in a class of thirty, whose school has a counselor that’s trained to look for signs of sexual abuse and who doesn’t.
politics 
october 2016
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