Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bill Maher Says $1 Million to Obama Super PAC Is ‘Practical’

The satirist says he’s writing a very big check to support Obama in hopes that other rich liberals wake up to the looming threat from Republicans’ super PACs in November.  Who knew that professional cynic Bill Maher was such a … Continue reading

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Playboy interview with Paul Krugman

Read the whole story in Playboy.

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Congress’ Job Approval at New Low of 10%

A record-low 10% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 13% in January and the previous low of 11%, recorded in December 2011. Eighty-six percent disapprove of Congress, tying the record high for disapproval set in … Continue reading

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Dylan Ratigan: Our election system is a mess

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Climate sceptics – who gets paid what?

Source: The Guardian Leaked documents show US thinktank the Heartland Institute has been making payments to experts and scientists to cast doubt on climate science. Here, we profile some of the figures. Anthony Watts Who they are A former TV … Continue reading

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How American Elections Became a Criminal Enterprise

Part One Part Two

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The big difference between red and blue states

Andrew Gelman’s work (pdf) showing that the big difference between red and blue states is how the relatively affluent vote.

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