icelandic study

Babies born in a recession ‘have worse health’ | Society | The Guardian

Research presented at this month’s annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim by Arna Vardardottir, assistant professor at the department of #economics at Copenhagen Business School, tracks the unexpected collapse of Iceland’s economy... Read More

Ted Cruz instructs thousands of pastors to violate federal law by reading Sunday sermon he wrote

According to Ring of Fire, the Cruz sermon was sent to thousands of pastors urging them to read it during Sunday’s services despite the fact that it against the law for churches to engage in... Read More

Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like packages

According to Time political correspondent Phil Elliott, Christie gave a lively townhall talk Saturday morning, tweeting: “Man, oh man. Chris Christie’s town hall practice in NJ has prepared him well for NH. We’ve hit the... Read More
jeb foot in mouth

Jeb Bush’s foot-in-mouth problem – The Washington Post

A couple of weeks later he said “we need to figure out a way to phase out” Medicare. Then he complained that critics were taking his remarks out of context.   That controversy hadn’t died... Read More
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Racial disparities remain in New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

by David A. Love On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans does not have a reason to celebrate, as the black community has not recovered. And the disparities between blacks and whites in... Read More
blair

Tony Blair’s final plea: Corbynmania is ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics | Politics | The Guardian

The former prime minister and winner of three general elections says Corbyn’s supporters are operating in a “parallel reality” which rejects evidence and reason, and says their leftwing choice for leader will be an electoral... Read More
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Labour did too little to safeguard civil liberties, says Yvette Cooper | Politics | The Guardian

Both the Labour and Conservative parties also ignored the inadequacy of laws governing interception of communications – the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) – for too long, she added.   Cooper told the Guardian... Read More

Donald Trump was brash, even at Wharton business school – The Boston Globe

The brash, blunt, and sometimes bombastic personality that has helped Trump upend the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign — and which has been a hallmark of his business and reality TV... Read More
sanger

Not Content With Just Women’s Bodies, Planned Parenthood Opponents Now Want To Regulate Art | ThinkProgress

The National Portrait Gallery, a historic art museum in downtown D.C., is being pressured to remove a bust of Planned Parenthood’s founder from an exhibit entitled “Struggle for Justice.”   Conservative critics say that Margaret... Read More
trump surge

Will GOP ‘loyalty oaths’ trip up Trump campaign? | MSNBC

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his “Make America Great Again Rally” at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015.   We’ve seen some reports this week noting that Donald Trump,... Read More

Kasich, Not Trump, May Be Top Threat to Bush | RealClearPolitics

Over the past month, #John Kasich has been moving in on Bush’s turf, gaining ground in the must-win state of New Hampshire. The Ohio governor is positioning himself as moderate Republicans’ viable alternative to Bush,... Read More

How to Make Me Come: A New Anonymous Website Written by Women, for Guys | GQ

The tears come and they don’t stop coming. Wow, you’ve never cried like this before. Duh. That’s because a “G” spot orgasm is BIG FUCKING DEAL. It’s been a long journey. You’ve come a long... Read More
labor protest

In landmark case, labor board lets more workers bargain with their employer’s employer – The Washington Post

The decision by the National Labor Relations Board could upend the traditional arms-length relationship that has prevailed between corporate titans such as McDonald’s and its neighborhood fast-food franchises. And it comes as concerns are growing... Read More

Vatican scrambles after Pope Francis offers blessing to lesbian childrens’ book author

As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised... Read More
The Most Perfect, Most Incredible, Most Amazing Advert for Donald Trump

The Most Perfect, Most Incredible, Most Amazing Advert for Donald Trump

Not that far from his truth…

Rand Paul can’t believe he’s losing to this guy: ‘This whole thing with Trump is insane’

The crowd was smaller than those typically drawn by his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who ran for president in each of the last two presidential elections.   “Washington is horribly broken and you... Read More

Google Is Undermining Apple’s New Security Protections | Motherboard

Apple’s iOS 9 is coming soon, and one of the new features in the mobile operating system enhances privacy and security for users by blocking unencrypted traffic for #apps. It’s called App Transport Security (ATS).... Read More

Courts Side With The Government On NSA Phone Surveillance Program | ThinkProgress

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit determined there was insufficient evidence to uphold the previous court’s ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which barred the government... Read More
ashley madison ceo

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman resigns after third leak of emails | Technology | The Guardian

“Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc (ALM) and is no longer with the company,” said an unattributed statement on... Read More

Why Did ESPN Just Make This Woman Their First Female Baseball Analyst? Because She’s Really Good. | ThinkProgress

Her dad was the head baseball coach at a local college and Mendoza was the bat girl. “I was at the field every day, in the dugout, I went to all the team dinners,” she... Read More
joe biden

What Does Joe Biden Know? – NationalJournal.com

But there’s one intriguing theory that has so far garnered little attention: What if Biden knows something about Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton that the rest of us don’t?   After jumping to what seemed a... Read More
Bill Maher teaches Democrats how to win the whitey vote.

Bill Maher Smacks Media For Uncritical Coverage Of Trump’s Racism | Crooks and Liars

Bill Maher took on the uncritical media and their coverage of Donald Trump’s unbridled hate speech toward immigrants in this country, after shaming Republicans for not standing up against it.   Dana Rohrabacher (R-Stupid), defended... Read More
ANKENY, IA - AUGUST 13:  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at Dennis Albaugh's Classic Car Barn during the Polk County GOP Annual Summer Sizzle event August 13, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa. Bush is scheduled to attend the Iowa State Fair tomorrow. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush 2016: Top fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

POLITICO Playbook, presented by PhRMA – SOLEMN DAY in Big Easy — A NEW DEM DRAFT – TRUMP GLOATS as Jeb boots 3 fundraising consultants – ED HENRY gets under Hillary’s skin — B’DAY: Secretary... Read More
gop leaders

GOP Hauling Out Tired Old Weapons to Sink Iran Deal | Mother Jones

  The Wall Street Journal reports that as the Iran deal looks increasingly impossible for Republicans to defeat, they’re thinking of new ways to undermine it after it goes into effect:   It’s possible that... Read More
No! No! No! Do not let Sarah Palin grab 15 more minutes of fame jumping on Trump’s bandwagon.

No! No! No! Do not let Sarah Palin grab 15 more minutes of fame jumping on Trump’s bandwagon.

Your eyes will bleed…
recesion babies

Babies born in a recession ‘have worse health’ | Society | The Guardian

Research presented at this month’s annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim by Arna Vardardottir, assistant professor at the department of #economics at Copenhagen Business School, tracks the unexpected collapse of Iceland’s economy... Read More

Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like packages

According to Time political correspondent Phil Elliott, Christie gave a lively townhall talk Saturday morning, tweeting: “Man, oh man. Chris Christie’s town hall practice in NJ has prepared him well for NH. We’ve hit the... Read More

10 Years After Katrina, Will California’s Capital Be The Next New Orleans? | ThinkProgress

Post-mortem studies blamed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its flawed flood control system for the cataclysmic damage to New Orleans in August 2005. In 2006, the corps’ chief publicly owned responsibility, acknowledging that... Read More
dc fat cats

The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

by Robert Reich The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule recently requiring that large publicly held corporations disclose the ratios of the pay of their top CEOs to the pay of their median workers. About time. For the... Read More
dismaland

The sheer joy of Banksy’s Dismaland | Peter Bradshaw | Comment is free | The Guardian

On Wednesday week the Queen becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history, and so I feel the time has come to make a contribution to the historical record by revealing the conversation that I had... Read More