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Trey Gowdy's Bad Benghazi Hand 26.3.2015 American Prospect
Why won't the chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee show his cards? Every poker player has experienced this moment. The hand is over. You show a winning hand and your opponent sits still. They grimace, while looking down at their cards hoping somehow they will change. Maybe they let out an annoyed sigh. All this whiny display accomplishes is wasting the time of every other player at the table. The dealer is frozen, unable deliver the pot to the winner until your opponent shows his cards or folds. As chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee, Trey Gowdy has become that poker player. Earlier this week the Democratic staff of the committee put out a press release comparing the time spent by the Gowdy committee— 10 months and 15 days— to that taken by other historic high-profile Congressional committees and commissions to complete their investigations: Hurricane Katrina Entity: Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina Length of investigation: 5 ...
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Remembering NPR's Bill Deputy, A 'Guardian Of Sound' 24.3.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
Sound was serious business for Bill Deputy, an audio engineer and All Things Considered technical director for many years. Deputy died Sunday at the age of 58.
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A Donation Site Where Schools Can Pass The Hat 23.3.2015 NPR News
DonorsChoose.org replaces classroom bake sales with online crowdfunding.
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Communities Talk Trash as They Find More Extreme Ways to Recycle 12.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
PORTLAND, Ore.—When it comes to the mellow mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle,” the laid-back West Coast is hard core.
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I Wish I Was in Dixie? Culture, Planning and the Future of the Southern "Boom" 9.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In addressing the growth of sprawling, low-density, autocentric communities around much of America, Joel Kotkin, a 'New Suburbanist,' states the case for a new outlook: Rather than reject such cities, we are committed to their improvement. All of our analysis of current and likely future trends reveals that sprawling multipolar cities with overwhelmingly auto dependent suburbs will continue to enjoy economic and demographic growth over the next several decades. [ 1 ] Despite what many New Urbanists might want to believe, Kotkin - though a sprawl apologist - is likely correct. Polycentric cities will continue to grow, and they will continue to attract new residents-for now. Much of that growth will occur in the South, now the most populous region in the United States. Ultimately, however, this is an unsustainable trend. Attempting to sustain it will have enormous portends for one of the most complicated and ecologically fragile areas of the country. The American South, long a sparsely populated region ...
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Opinion: Dress isn't only allusion in Clinton portrait 5.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Artists who take risks always risk a backlash.
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Lewinsky shadows over Clinton portrait, artist says 3.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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11 of the world's top food museums 2.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
From kimchi to mustard, chocolate to potatoes, these food shrines offer plenty of insight into the local delicacies. In some cases maybe a bit too much.
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Jury Awards Guestworkers Over $14 Million in Landmark Human Trafficking, Forced Labor Case 1.3.2015 Truthout.com
Indian workers demonstrate on June 11, 2008, after being lied to about the status of their visas and forced to work in deplorable conditions by Signal International. (Image: barbndc ) New Orleans - Earlier this month, a jury awarded over $14 million in damages to the plaintiffs of David v. Signal International, the first of a series of lawsuits that together constitute one of the largest human trafficking and forced labor cases in U.S. history. After more than four weeks of testimony and several days of deliberations, the jury found that marine construction company Signal International and its agents engaged in human trafficking, forced labor and racketeering, among other violations. It is “an historic verdict,” said Alan Howard, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, “finding damages against every defendant on every single claim that we brought, and finding punitive damages against every defendant for every claim for which we were entitled to ask for punitive damages.” Signal must pay over $12 million to the ...
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A national cry for criminal justice reform 24.2.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
On the heels of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin tragedies — and in light of more recent injustices like the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican national whom Pasco, Wash., police officers saw fit to shoot multiple times despite his apparent surrender — there’s plenty of reason to despair the sorry state of our criminal justice system and the havoc it wreaks on the lives of too many innocent victims and their families.Read full article ...
Framing the News 21.2.2015 Truthout.com
A few years back I invited a controversial popular blogger as a guest speaker in my Alternative Media class. The students wanted to talk to him about recent press reports accusing him of regularly getting his facts wrong, usually to the advantage of politicians who bought paid ads on his site. In class, to the shock of the students, the blogger defended himself, telling the students that he gets his facts right "over 90 percent of the time." The shock came because any student of journalism knows that anything less than 100 percent accuracy is a failure in the world of journalism, where your professional worth is entwined with your credibility as an accurate reporter. I mention this story because the ongoing controversy over NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams's transgressions from reality has opened a dark, gaping hole piercing the veil of credibility in which much of the media has unduly shrouded themselves for years. The dog ate my peyote Williams appears to be a liar. He fabricates realities that ...
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Framing the News 21.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
A few years back I invited a controversial popular blogger as a guest speaker in my Alternative Media class. The students wanted to talk to him about recent press reports accusing him of regularly getting his facts wrong, usually to the advantage of politicians who bought paid ads on his site. In class, to the shock of the students, the blogger defended himself, telling the students that he gets his facts right "over 90 percent of the time." The shock came because any student of journalism knows that anything less than 100 percent accuracy is a failure in the world of journalism, where your professional worth is entwined with your credibility as an accurate reporter. I mention this story because the ongoing controversy over NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams's transgressions from reality has opened a dark, gaping hole piercing the veil of credibility in which much of the media has unduly shrouded themselves for years. The dog ate my peyote Williams appears to be a liar. He fabricates realities that ...
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How Democrats lost white voters 21.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class ...
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Indian guest workers win $14M award in trafficking case 19.2.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina.
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Federal jury awards Indian workers $14M in labor-trafficking case against Alabama company 19.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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'Carnival Time' in New Orleans: Mardi Gras opens with glitzy balls; then come parades, parties 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Storytelling ability connected Brian Williams with viewers but also led to his downfall 15.2.2015 Washington Post
The story of Brian Williams is almost impossible to believe.And that’s just if you include the parts that are real.It’s almost impossible to believe that a kid reporter who couldn’t find his way out of a small-market dead end would get his big-market break operating an off-camera graphics machine in a Washington newsroom.Read full article >>
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New Orleans and its riverfront: City at crucial junction over future of Mississippi waterfront 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Businessman who testified against ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 1 year in prison 12.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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NBC suspends Brian Williams as its lead anchor for six months 11.2.2015 Washington Post
NBC said Tuesday night that it is suspending Brian Williams as its lead anchor for six months as a result of a burgeoning scandal involving exaggerated statements he has made about his reporting. The network said that the suspension would be immediate and without pay and that Lester Holt would substitute for Williams while he is out.Read full article >>
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