Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday's Daily Brief: Minority Birth Rate, Pinterest Funding, Mitt Romney Fundraising, Plus Marlo Thomas, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Moyers

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Law With 'Chilling Impact On First Amendment' Ruled Unconstitutional
Romney Announces Much Bigger Haul
Mladic War Crimes Trial Suspended 'Indefinitely'
Jon Stewart vs. Fox News Pundits On 'The Daily Show'
Marlo Thomas: Tech Apps: A Few of My Favorite Things
I'm all plugged in at this point. And now I'm constantly discovering new apps, gadgets and gizmos that I just love.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Preying on the Poor
Lenders, including major credit companies as well as payday lenders, have taken over the traditional role of the street-corner loan shark, charging the poor insanely high rates of interest.
James Kwak: Because They Can
It seems as if the Republicans are trying to turn the national debt back into a major political issue. Despite their abysmal record when it comes to fiscal responsibility, it could still turn out to be smart politics, for a few reasons.
Bill Moyers: Is JPMorgan's Loss a Canary in a Coal Mine?
"The fact that JPMorgan Chase lost so much money in a relatively benign moment compared to what we've seen in the past and what we're likely to see in the future suggests that we are absolutely on the path towards another financial crisis of the same order of magnitude as the last one."
Bob Cesca: Black-on-White Crime and the Reasons for a Media Double-Standard
Yes, there's a double-standard. And until there's full equality and the long slow process of racial healing is completed, the double-standard has to remain.

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