Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

Boxing Day edition! The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

Why can't Democrats do a damn thing right?

Here in America, we sight "terrorism" as the reason we do almost everything, but never do we consider what our own actions abroad impact.

In a related story, Israel admitted this week to illegal organ harvesting.

It's time to end Wall Street's accountability deficit.

NPR has a great story on how a bone disease was invented by marketing.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

Paul Krugman discusses disaster and denial.

According to Glenn Greenwald's spot-on analysis, we're fighting in Afghanistan for reasons other than what our government tells us. We're also spending $58,000 a MINUTE to occupy that country.

The debate in Copenhagen this week is also a debate about colonialism and the Industrial Revolution. Alternet lists eight things climate change will force us to kiss goodbye.

Restoring Glass-Steagall won't be as easy as common sense dictates.

Finally this week, an important division is beginning to show within the "center-left" community, as articulated on Salon and The New Republic.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

Liberals are pathetic.

The New Republic profiles the man tasked with saving U.S. manufacturing. Also, John Nichols reports that Obama is finally moving on job creation.

A classic case of swiftboating: how the right-wing noise machine manufactured climategate.

The Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United vs. the FEC could open the door to foreign corporations donating without limits to U.S. elections.

Finally, it's time to break up Monsanto for anti-trust violations.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

Free market delusions destroyed the economy.

Michigan's economy is what our national economy will be.

What happens when your country drowns?

Obama is wrong on Afghanistan.

Elizabeth Warren imagines American without a middle class.