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You have to wonder

We are only 10 years from the Great Recession and Wall Street and the Big Banks have had enough of the minuscule reins that the Dodd-Frank bill attempted to impose (I say that because the implementation of so many of its provisions were constantly being delayed). So here comes the Crapo bill written (by ALEC?) to ostensibly ease regulations on community banks.


Twelve Democrats support it. I wonder if they have even read the bill, much less analyzed its potential effects. Even Elizabeth Warren is pushing back against these Democrats. When a Democratic politician is more right-of-center than centrist, I have to wonder if we can't field candidates who have the general good in mind rather than that of the good of their donors in this post-Citizen United world. Do we truly need to back certain incumbent Democrats because of the fear that if they lose to a challenger in the primary, then the Republican candidate would likely win?

These are only musings and not intended to challenge anyone's opinions.
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Mar 11, 2018, 02:47 PM (0 replies)

Former head of CIA spooks

I apologize if this has been previously posted.


When the form head of the CIA comes out of the shadows to speak on national TV, I pay attention. What John Brennan had to say and, even more importantly, what he particularly did not say, made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up even further.
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Fri Mar 2, 2018, 10:11 PM (4 replies)

Wave of the future?

If you think that Walmart is a horrible employer, read this. I urge you to please think about what this means for the workers before you order from Amazon.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:22 PM (5 replies)

Distinguished constitutional scholar/professor nails the significance of tRump's order to

fire Mueller.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Fri Jan 26, 2018, 09:20 PM (8 replies)

Kurt Eichenwald vs. Jesse Watters & Fox Neus


I read this article and am wondering if there will (finally) be push back against right-wing media attacks on people/entities they deem enemies. The article describes actions that Eichenwald has been taking that have the uncanny feel of laying the legal groundwork (aka "paper trail" for a significant lawsuit with major media impact.

Any thoughts, or am I letting my battered hopes get the best of me?
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:16 PM (5 replies)

Tom Cotton calls Dick Durbin a "liar"

But apparently he has no problem violating the Logan Act by signing (likely authoring it) and sending an open letter to Iran (regarding the negotiations of the deal to freeze Iran's nuclear program) in March 2015.

Logan Act

The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. 953 [1948]) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.

There is no doubt that the motive for the letter was to undercut Obama's diplomatic foreign policy goals.
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:46 PM (15 replies)
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