We've known for decades that the FBI waged a campaign of harassment against Martin Luther King which culminated in attempts to goad him to commit suicide or face public revelations about sexual liaisons the Bureau had uncovered through pervasive surveillance. We've also known for years that there was a 1964 letter to King leveling this threat. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/jay-dropping-when-you-see-it
What If There's Nothing We Can Do?
One reason the GOP is making so much noise about the surprise climate change deal with China is that the lack of action by China has long been a central line of attack on any US efforts to take action on carbon emissions. So long as China wasn't moving, what difference would it make if the US moved, other than to further disadvantage US business? At least that's how the GOP argument went. Climate Desk has a great reel up showing just how prevalent this line of attack was from Republicans. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/us-china-climate-change-deal
First They Came for the Bakers ...
I keep getting asked to explain this piece or hearing from others who are responding to my follow-up this morning without having read the piece it was based on. So I'm reupping my post about wage stagnation , the Democratic party and the dearth of policy initiatives the latter has to deal with the former. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/inside-the-firestorm
We've All Been There, Right?
Man points rifle at teen daughter after game of Battleship goes wrong. "The girl tried to leave the trailer where they were playing, but the man dragged her back by her hair and pointed the loaded rifle at her head." http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/weve-all-been-there-right
Why The GOP Is So Flustered By US-Sino Climate Change Deal
First they came for the bakers. Then they came for the rental pseudo-farms. A rural New York state wedding venue has become the latest religious liberty martyr in the fight against marrying gays and lesbians , drawing a $10,000 fine for refusing to host the wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/first-they-came-for-the-bakers
Is She Ready?
Is Joni Ernst ready to pick up the Mantle of the Mayor of CrazyTown from Michele Bachmann after her years of glory in the House? More than you can you ever imagine . http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/is-she-ready--2
Jaw-Dropping When You See It
Thanks for all the thoughtful replies you sent about my piece on Democratic politics and the seemingly unscalable cliff face of wage stagnation that has afflicted the country for roughly four decades. I want to follow up on that post by posing a troubling possibility. What if there is simply nothing we can do? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/what-if-theres-nothing-we-can-do