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Cameron Peters charts the path into – and out of – Washington state’s budget morass

(Originally published here.  Reprinted by permission of Economic Opportunity Institute) When you’re lost, it’s best to figure out where you are before trying to get to where you want to go. So if you’re finding it difficult to get a clear handle on what’s going on with the state budget, try reading these two succinct […]

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Is Roger Ailes About to Be Indicted?

That is the story making the rounds. Here are some links to that story: The Big Picture has some background information regarding the story, that one from Barry Ritholtz David Corn has a piece at Politics Daily that has details and a take on the story Business Insider has analysis of the News Corp cautious […]

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Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda

I have posted about this before, but I think the story and its importance have not gotten any traction yet. I am not sure why that is the case because this is a pretty amazing revelation about the automation of propaganda and disinformation by the intelligence community against the American people. Darlene Storm over at […]

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Thousands rally in Olympia

In solidarity with Wisconsin citizens protesting the hostile takeover of public sector jobs and unregulated privatization of public works contracts proposed by WI Gov. Scott Walker, thousands of people here in Washington rallied at the state capitol  in Olympia yesterday. Amid chants of “What’s disgusting…union busting” and “Hey, hey,  ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to […]

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Ecology and the Economy

When I was about seven (1952), my mother, brother, and I travelled by train from Dallas, Texas to Buffalo, New York. We left the blue sky and bright sunshine of Dallas and ran through the night to St. Louis. In the morning I looked down, as we crossed the Mississippi River, and noted the character […]

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John Birch Society anyone? Connections between JBS and the Koch brothers? Thanks to Carol Davidek-Waller for this information. Here is a list of Koch Industries products you might like to avoid. Koch Industries Gasoline: Chevron Union Union 76 Conoco Koch Industries¡©/Georgia-P¡©acific Products: Angel Soft toilet paper Brawny paper towels Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups […]

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Watch the Republicans Govern in Wisconsin

The long term political story in Wisconsin is not that of a right-wing state. Wisconsin is not Arizona or Utah or Idaho. The State has a large scandinavian immigrant tradition that has liberal traditions, a tradition that understands the benefits of a state that values domestic services over the extension of military force beyond its […]