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Thomas Frank: Paul Krugman’s sloppy, wet kiss — Paul Krugman is easily the best newspaper columnist at work today; for years, he has been the only American columnist who matters. His relentless, one-man war on austerity, I believe, should have earned him a second Nobel Prize. As Salon readers know, Krugman has for years been willing to criticize the Obama administration.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @Salon: Frank: GOP living in ideological make-believe, imagining treason in high places & conquest by malevolent foreigners…

Thurston Moore: Sonic Youth “wasn’t really surprising anymore” — The centerpiece of Thurston Moore's fourth solo album, "The Best Day," is an 11-minute pagan guitar jam featuring some of the boldest lyrics the man has ever written: "You draw a circle around the holy fortress," he sings. "Animals they sing and adore you."
Oct 19, 2014

RT @stephenmdeusner: Interviewed Thurston Moore for @salon and we talked about the new album, London vs. New York, and the Gizmos:

Phil Hartman biographer on the toxic marriage that killed the comedy legend — If you grew up watching "SNL" or "The Simpsons," you surely have many fond memories of Phil Hartman, the versatile character actor who played the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer and Bill Clinton, and voiced Troy McClure in the 1980s and 1990s.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @Salon: Phil Hartman biographer on comedian's hidden side: "He was more of a hippie than anything else."

Why the Gaza aid conference was mostly a charade — This article originally appeared on GlobalPost. CAIRO, Egypt - At the five-star JW Marriott hotel on the sandy outskirts of Cairo, where rooms cost between $210 and $600 per night, the lobby was packed. Young staffers in neutral-toned suits rushed busily past Egyptian security officers, and occasionally a person might find themselves nose to nose with Tony Blair or Ban Ki-moon.

The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy — This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center. It has been six months since the federal government called off its attempt to round up cattle belonging to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy amid a tense standoff with heavily armed militiamen who trained their weapons on federal agents.
Oct 19, 2014

The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy

Oct 19, 2014

RT @Salon: "Not an arrest. Not an indictment. Nothing.": The federal government lost its war against Cliven Bundy

Amazon’s Wal-Mart problem: Why low wages, working conditions and disdain for culture will hurt us all — Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, has weighed in on the Amazon controversy with a piece titled " Amazon Must Be Stopped." The subtitle reads "It's too big. It's cannibalizing the economy. It's time for a radical plan." I, for one, am feeling a little less alone as a result.
Oct 18, 2014

RT @Salon: Amazon's Wal-Mart problem: Why low wages, working conditions & disdain for culture is hurting us all via …