Ferguson struggle emblematic of national oppression

By Larry Hales Book-length analyses could be written on the developments in Ferguson, Mo., the majority Black enclave outside St. Louis where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. There is the killing itself and then the callous way 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left to lie in the sun, […]

In Private Papers, A More Candid Tim Geithner Speaks Out

By ProPublica by <a class=”colorbox” href=”http://www.propublica.org/site/author/jeff_gerth/”>Jeff Gerth</a> Pop quiz: Which high-profile official faulted the Obama administration for the following botched responses to the financial crisis? 1) Policing bad banks: “The enforcement response we sought came way more slowly than would have been ideal … and (inevitably) fell far short of what people thought would be […]

QOTD: “”I have a dream. It involves a Star Trek chair and a bank of monitors.”

By jamesz Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane: “I have a dream. It involves a Star Trek chair and a bank of monitors. It would involve tracking the global flow of funds in close to real time, in much the same way as happens with global weather systems.” Is the binding constraint on better […]

Narrow Edge in Partisanship Is Bad Election Sign for Democrats

Democrats’ narrow advantage in partisanship, 45% to 43%, during the third quarter of 2014 is more similar to past midterm election years in which Republicans performed better than those in which Democrats performed better. Source: Narrow Edge in Partisanship Is Bad Election Sign for Democrats

U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. voters’ readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. Source: U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health

With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From viral videos to selfies, listicles and “throwback Thursday” photos, candidates in the Nov. 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned. Source: With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media