January 29, 2013

Meanwhile, furthermore & on the other hand. . .


How the government is going to spy on you going to the liquor store

E-book makers are spying on you

Chris Christie vetoes minimum wage increase
Obama's war on truth tellers

As recently as 2004 law school applications numbered nearly 100,000, and three years ago the figure stood around the mid-80s. Now it’s plunged to a projected 53,000-54,000, with an especially sharp recent dropoff among the most sought-after students with the highest scores. - Overlawyered

Fox News paid Sarah Palin $15.85 per word

America Lost in Afghanistan. What Happens Next?

US will send you to jail for five years if you unlock your cellphone; Canada to insist phones be able to be unlocked
Treasury approved excessive pay for executives at bailed-out AIG, GM and Ally

In NYC mayor's race, council speaker Christine Quinn leads in polls, money
Barnes & Noble to shut a third of stores over next decade

Obama's war on non-White House approved leakers

The different stories of three guys who broke the law: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Aaron Swartz

Too bad we didn't listen to Iceland instead of Wall Street

Boy Scout troop gives up anti-discrimination pledge

Where the action is

The fight against corporate personhood

Trying to save Philadelphia's schools

Town thinks fracking should be a felony

The rise of non-union labor activism

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is apparently the government's position re: whistleblowers -
"An individual in authorized possession of classified information has no authority or right to unilaterally determine that it should be made public or otherwise disclose it”
- this seems to fly in the face of established international law (written largely by Americans). That the courts are siding with the Justice Department on this interpretation is further indication that the U.S. is indeed in a post-republic or post-constitutional era, just as Sam has been pointing out for some time.

Was the final break the Supreme Court decision in December 2000, or was it the events of 9-11? Or perhaps the two events were essentially the same thing and can now be seen as such.