Robert Prasch has what I think is a pretty good piece on Obama's SOTU address over at Translation Exercises, if anyone wants to mosey on over there. I am not at all familiar with Robert Prasch, so I would welcome the reaction of Correntians who are well-versed in economics to his work. Read more about Robert Prasch on Obama's SOTU address
Aetna thinks it's better for their company not to pay for an anesthetist/anasthesiologist's service during a colonoscopy -- and while colon cancer mortality rates have dropped over the past 4-5 years, colonoscopies are the only way of catching this killer early. Can you imagine Read more about Objectively Pro-Cancer Death Health "Insurance" Giant, Aetna
First Blackwater attacks Air Force Officers. Next, they lie about "returning fire" in Iraq. Then, they lie about what kind of money they're making undermining the US Military abroad. From a Dkos Diary on Prince's testimony, Tennessee Congressman John Duncan reveals the escalation in costs of Blackwater's services during the past three fiscal years: Read more about Who's On That "Government Teat"? Blackwater!
Stolen from Atrios's place, where he posted a link to Open Left:
( - promoted by Matt Stoller)
I just got word from the ACLU that a new and bad FISA bill is about to be unveiled tomorrow at 1:30pm by Steny Hoyer in a press-only briefing. Telecom immunity is not in the bill, but the Senate is pressing hard for that to be included. Read more about Call 'Em Up: Congressional Dems About to Cave AGAIN on FISA
Clear Channel Communications strikes again, censoring Iraq veteran Brian McGough's voice in an ad that VoteVets PAID to run during Rush Limbaugh's show: WJNO AM in Palm Beach, Florida Read more about Cowards at Clear Channel Refuse Vote Vets Ad
CBS owned 41% of broadcast media, in clear violation of Federal law, in 2000. CNN sat at the crossroads of a merger AOL and Time Warner wanted, for profits; but the Clinton FTC didn't let it happen. Along comes W, promising less regulation, and the stage was set. Suddenly all the media had a bottom-line motive for scuttling any political opponent of W. Not just "mainstream media" but the ENTIRE news industry: W promised them PROFIT$. Read more about CBS, CNN, $$$, & Bush: How Dan Rather, and we, got shafted
From Reuters comes this story of just how much more credibility the right-wing "security" theatre gives to authoritarians it finds sympathetic: Catholic pilgrims to Lourdes (remember "The Song of Bernadette"?) aren't allowed to bring back holy water from the spring. But the Church can plant some in every seat on the plane.
I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. Read more about A Miracle In Lourdes? Or, did TSA fumble on the holy water?
Why isn't this man in jail for killing nine coal miners who died in the Crandall Canyon mine (so far this month)?
Perhaps because he's a heavy contributor to the GOP?
More details are at TexasKaos.
WSJ "Opinion Journal" today:
"Democrats and Cannibals
The Kos kids try but fail to devour party moderates."
BY KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Friday, August 17, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT
And what else do we know 'bout good ol' Henry Cuellar? Read more about Murdoch Effect Already Working at WSJ