The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)

While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound. WSWS: Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its London, Ontario...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Planned Parenthood (and Poor Women): ‘Drop Dead’

Ok, I WAS going to post a Maddow clip relating to Mittens’ overwhelming, inevitable victory in Florida. But come on — you already know the Sunshine State score: Big money, kosher food, negative ads, moon colonies. This is WAY more important:  the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation, one of...

Jesse Jackson Shows Glenn Beck How It’s Done

With the 24/7 cable channels and national dailies (seriously, WaPo?) uniformly transfixed by Beckapalooza (ZOMG THOUSANDS OF ANGRY WHITE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON!!1), one wonders if anybody will bother giving this timely, infinitely more relevant event any serious optics: The chants of thousands of people...

Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

(Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 on the strength of a newly energized and ideologically aroused conservative...

Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and then, hopefully, a respite from perpetual somnolence): As expected, LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed...