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14 Apr 2014, 12:58 pm by admin
Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot. – George Lucas. By: David A. Smith They grew up in the same circles, and they came of age politically together.  For almost four decades, they did favors for one another, because that is what friends do.  Eventually, one of them, the youngest, the protege, went bad. The power, my friends, is voting in the booths The power is voting in the booths Along the way, did they stymie development for their own… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 11:51 am by Tim Eavenson
Hello, everybody!  It’s so great to be with you! I say that sincerely, because, you know, I had a near-death experience this month. Or, rather, my blog did. See, I just formed this new law firm, and whilst moving some data over to our new domain –* - I accidentally deleted Current Employment. Like deleted it. Like when you read those instructions from WordPress and they say “be careful what you do on the backend of your blog” and… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 11:33 am by Don Rollins
If you’re into perennially tanned, complex political figures not named John Boehner, meet Florida’s Charlie Crist. If the name sounds familiar, maybe it’s because Crist has an uncanny aptitude for remaining relevant no matter the times. Over the course of the last seven years, he’s been elected governor, switched parties (Republican to independent to Democrat), ran for the U.S. senate, and is presently the odds-on frontrunner to get his old job back. But as the gubernatorial… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 8:58 am by Joe Silver
Sean Parker suits up to fix our broken political system. Photo by Suman Park The billionaire cofounder of Napster and former president of Facebook, Sean Parker, has teamed up with Silicon Valley angel investor Ron Conway and CEO Marc Benioff to build a new startup company aimed at boosting voter engagement in the US, according to Politico. The company, Brigade, is intended to help Americans engage with the political process on all levels of… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 2:13 pm by My name
             Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.[1] The ULA, a joint venture between aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, currently provides launch services for the U.S. National Security Space Launch programs.[2] SpaceX, a relative newcomer to the… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 11:02 am by
He said this on today's "Fox News Sunday":Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette's syndrome these days. It's just constantly saying the word "racism" and "racist."...There is a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn't had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn't like it. Foreign policy is a shambles from Russia to Iran to Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And recovery is unprecedentedly bad. So what do you do? You say anyone who criticizes us is a… [read post]
13 Apr 2014, 10:35 am by
On "Meet the Press" this morning. And Sebelius said:Oh, Andrea, it would have to be the time I curled up into a little ball and cried all day. If it weren't for all the ice cream... people say I wasn't good at planning for all the things that could go wrong, but I did have the foresight to load the freezer with chocolate-chip Haagen Dazs... I cried and cried and consoled myself with ice cream and I tell you, Andrea, if it weren't for all that ice cream, I would have committed suicide.Actually,… [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 9:11 am by
Which is why designers don't design for them.Via Metafilter. [read post]
12 Apr 2014, 1:37 am by Mark Summerfield
Fox News has reported that World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Deputy Director General Jim Pooley has filed a ‘Report of Misconduct’ with the legislative branches of WIPO, and with the US Mission in Geneva.  Pooley, who is the most senior US official at WIPO, has reportedly accused Director General Francis Gurry (an Australian national) of ‘serious misconduct’ and ‘violations of national and international law’.The allegations made by Mr Pooley are… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 12:09 pm by Michael Froomkin
Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 11:22 am by Clark
I speak now to the minority: I apologize for not posting more. I've had many interesting ideas swirling around my head, each of them the potential kernel of a good blog post. …but I've strangely lost the urge, energy, or whatever to turn ideas into bytes-on-the-page. I still hope to sit my ass down and generate some content at some point, but until then, feel free to watch this video of me before I was expelled from Japan and emigrated to America. My opinions have changed not a whit. An… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 2:57 pm by John D. McKinnon
As expected, a House committee voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress on Thursday for failing to answer the panel’s questions. But don’t expect quick action to resolve the thorny legal issues at the heart of the dispute [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 9:10 am by Jacob Gershman
Lawmakers in Albany may have breathed a sigh of relief last month when a special commission to investigate legislative corruption was disbanded as part of a budget deal with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who has been sharply critical of the statehouse for not doing more to police itself, isn't letting lawmakers off the hook so easily. [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 8:20 am by
Writes Rich Lowry, letting us see the anguish caused by the relentless sticking power of that number 77. So irksome! So unforgettable! The statistic, and the political use to which it is put, deserve each other; they are equally shoddy, shameless and disreputable....Mark Perry and Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute note that men are twice as likely to work more than 40 hours per week as women....Feminists are mistaking a byproduct of the laudable desire of mothers to spend time with… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 6:31 am by Howard Wasserman
A group of law professors is circulating this letter to Senators Leahy and Grassley regarding the Senate's rejection Debo Adegbile to head DOJ's Civil Rights Division; several Senators expressly pointed to Adegbile's past representation of Mumia Abu Jamal as the basis for their opposition. While not asking the Senator to reconsider Adegbile's nomination, the letter expresses concern for what this rejection says about the right to counsel (issues I discussed), the obligations of lawyers to take-on… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:58 am by
I've been avoiding getting up to speed on this, because Chait's article is really long, and it has to do with something Paul Ryan said a while back, which occupants of that "thoughtful progressive" niche purveyed as racist and which I did not blog. I noticed Joan Walsh at Salon opining on the Chait-Coates spat, but it was obvious that she was talking to readers who'd been hanging out in the niche, being thoughtfully progressive and progressively thoughtful together, and that made it short but… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 2:24 am by Jason Poblete
Edward Snowden holds court, as if he had something to say. This time to Vanity Fair. If things were so bad at the NSA, then why has there not been armies of whistleblowers stepping forward, denouncing the great beast? This fellow used the revolving door. He wanted the Uncle Same on his resume, [...] [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:04 pm by News Desk
John Howard, director of the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is concerned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has misinterpreted the findings of a recent study evaluating worker safety at poultry-processing plants. At the request of FSIS, NIOSH evaluated the effects of waivers of line-speed restrictions on employee health, with a focus on musculoskeletal disorders and acute traumatic injuries. NIOSH released… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:03 pm by News Desk
During Wednesday’s keynote address at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, the CEOs of Chiquita Brands and Kwik Trip shared their views on why food safety is important to them and their companies. Chiquita’s Ed Lonergan told the hundreds of people in attendance that food safety is a responsibility to consumers and ensures longevity of brands. “We have a responsibility to our consumers that we don’t hurt them when they trust us and buy our products,” he… [read post]