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Monday DL Links

Hi all,

It's Monday again, and here are some links for you, from which hopefully one or two will be of interest.

Some people sure do hate the idea of people voting: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33818/voting-is-fund...

Comix Corner: "This Modern World" by Tom Tomorrow. Click to embiggen! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/16/1370685/-Cartoon-Just-kidding

The Washington Post's execrable Jennifer Rubin compares Democrats who don't want immediate war with Iran to Nazi collaborators. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/real-women-go-to-tehran-too.html

Digby notes that it's hard out there for the One Percenters, what with their reduced Wall Street bonuses being barely $170,000 this year. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-hard-out-here-for-one-percent...

These are the kinds of people Republican candidates have to pander to in their primary: Completely divorced from reality and consumed with Obama Derangement Syndrome. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/game-on-santorums-back.html

On that topic, Athenae has some pithy observations about our Very Serious political media pining for the days of yesteryear instead of dealing with what's in front of them: http://first-draft.com/2015/03/22/our-quadrennial-shock-at-the-state-of-...

Scott Lemieux at LGM takes apart some classic High Broderism from Fred Hiatt's crayon scribble page at the Washington Post. http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2015/03/how-to-be-a-hack-fred-hiatt-...

That's all for now. Come join us this week for Drinking Liberally!

What: Drinking Liberally
When: 7-9pm every Tuesday
Where: Ben's, downtown Yankton

Monday DL Links

Hi all,

It's a new week, and here are Monday's Drinking Liberally links for you to peruse. Yes, Monday's links come on Sunday now (usually), but that's just for convenience' sake. Regardless of their delivery time, hopefully you'll find one or two of interest.

Cory at Dakota Free Press does his homework and finds that the bill in Pierre to limit independent petitions is likely unconstitutional. http://dakotafreepress.com/2015/03/11/sb-69-prohibiting-party-members-fr...

At Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi has some words for David Brooks after the latter's latest harrumphing about how the poors are awful people who should aspire to the moral superiority of Mr. Brooks: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/for-david-brooks-the-rich-are-...

Digby writes about the difficulty of correcting your permanent record, and how this problem is exacerbated in an era of declining privacy. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-to-do-when-your-permanent-re...

As Atrios notes, private toll roads continue to go bankrupt, but "public-private partnerships" are always the way to go, because... reasons. http://www.eschatonblog.com/2015/03/private-toll-roads-keep-going-bankru...

Right-wing hypocrites who want to use religion as a political bludgeon had best not do so within the hearing of Charlie Pierce. As Mr. Pierce himself might say, Charlie knocks this one way, way back, and it's probably not playable. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33662/how-the-presid...

That's all for now. Come join us this week for Drinking Liberally!

What: Drinking Liberally
When: 7-9pm every Tuesday
Where: Ben's, downtown Yankton

Monday DL Links

Hi all,

It's a new week, and spring is nearly here. To celebrate, we've got some links for you to peruse at your leisure. Hopefully one or two will be of interest.

The excellent local blog Madville Times has now become Dakota Free Press. Be sure to update your bookmarks. http://dakotafreepress.com/

Digby writes about a new study that shows "moderates" are actually politically incoherent. The term "moderate" has no real meaning when discussing voters, but "moderate" positions unsurprisingly favor the Beltway status quo. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-incoherent-moderates.html

Charlie Pierce presents an account of a nightmare charter school: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33423/charter-member...

For-profit colleges and diploma mills are a corrupt scam. Arne Duncan and the "education reform" grifters ought to spend less time bashing teachers and more time going after the real bad guys. http://www.salon.com/2015/03/03/student_loan_fraud_factory_how_15_studen...

Our failed media are chomping at the bit to resurrect a Clinton "scandal." We all know they prefer to do theater criticism instead of journalism, but this is pretty sad and blatant. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/cokies-law-renewed-by-acclamation...

The Rude Pundit examines the DOJ report about systemic abuses committed by the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. The problems there go far deeper than the single Michael Brown incident. http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2015/03/random-thoughts-reading-through-d... More here from Tristero at Hullabaloo about the "pigment tax": http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-pigment-tax-by-bloggersrus.ht... Larry Willmore at the Nightly Show has been covering this as well. (I don't have a link, but you can find it at Comedy Central if you're interested.)

In our brave new Feudal States of America, workers' compensation for injured serfs is becoming a quaint relic of the past. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33497/case-studies-h...

Today in Labor History: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2015/03/day-labor-history-march-6-18...

That's all for now. Come join us this week for Drinking Liberally!
What: Drinking Liberally
When: 7-9pm every Tuesday
Where: Ben's, downtown Yankton

Monday DL Links

Hi all,

A new week greets us, and we've got some links for you to peruse at your leisure, should you be inclined to do so.

Be sure to check out Cory's coverage of the state legislative session at his Madville Times blog: http://madvilletimes.com/

In a very real, meaningful victory, the FCC will regulate the internet as a public utility: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33365/aggressively-n...

At Hullabaloo, Tom Sullivan writes about "last place aversion" and how that translates to politics. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/prosperity-vs-being-picked-last-i...

Former Secretary of State Gant's voting machines produce up to a 20% error rate in Minnehaha County. Note that the party usually screaming about "voter fraud" doesn't appear concerned about it. Odd, that. http://madvilletimes.com/2015/02/minnehaha-election-committee-finding-do...

From the Department of Bad Ideas, here's one that stays evergreen and impervious to common sense. Apparently childish cops-n'-robbers fantasies are still really strong in a big group of people who are supposedly adults. That and something Freudian... http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/so-we-dont-have-to-fight-them-ove...

Graph of the week, courtesy Digby: 69% of Republicans say that President Obama "doesn't love America." I think this may be code for something else (whether they realize it or not). http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-nice-people-not.html

Why can't Republicans and Democrats have a kumbayah moment and come to magical, supergood Bipartisan Agreement about anything? Well, maybe because one party insists that "snow blizzards" disprove climate change, and accuse the head of the EPA of being responsible for "an epidemic of mental illness." There's an unfortunate epidemic mental illness afflicting this country all right, and it's concentrated on one side of the aisle. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/scalise-epa-chief-snow-blizzards...

Digby examines the irrational, hysterical media coverage of ISIS and how it's designed to push us unthinkingly into war: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/chris-hayes-ftw-refusingtobuytheh... More here: http://www.salon.com/2015/02/26/tv_news_war_porn_craze_why_chris_hayes_l...

That's all for now. Come join us this week for Drinking Liberally!

What: Drinking Liberally
When: 7-9pm every Tuesday
Where: Ben's, downtown Yankton

Monday DL Links

Hi all,

It's a new week, and we've got some links for you to peruse at your leisure, should you be inclined to do so.

As always, read your Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/opinion/paul-krugman-cranking-up-for-2...

Charlie Pierce takes Maureen Dowd downtown: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33160/maureen-dowd-t...

Even better (or possibly worse, just by nature of the subject matter), Charlie takes the execrable Bill "Wrong" Kristol downtown as well: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33170/today-in-outri...

Digby presents a Venn diagram of Jebbie's advisors that might be the scariest thing you'll see all month. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-scariest-chart-you-will-see-t... Charlie Pierce has a reaction. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a33203/jeb-bush-annou...

Atrios muses about Wal-Mart's workplace strategy of kicking the poors, unlike what Henry Ford did with his workforce's pay: http://www.eschatonblog.com/2015/02/kick-poors.html

Sedition has become the new normal as state attorneys general coordinate to challenge and undermine the federal government. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republican-attorneys-general-obama-white...

The Rude Pundit digs up some quotes about immigration from Abraham Lincoln (yes, rude words, etc.): http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2015/02/abraham-lincoln-would-still-fuck-...

Wait – Bill O'Reilly claims to have been a war correspondent during the Falklands the war? Turns out (surprise) it may not be so. http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/remember-bill-oreillys-hot-falkla...

That's all for now. Come join us this week for Drinking Liberally!

What: Drinking Liberally
When: 7-9pm every Tuesday
Where: Ben's, downtown Yankton

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