June 2012 Archive

Supreme Court health care ruling

New York Times Lauds Supreme Court’s “Exquisite Delicacy” in Health Care Decision

By Joseph Kishore: For anyone seeking to follow American politics, there is a certain professional obligation to read the New York Times, the “newspaper of record.” This ...

Health Care Debate

The Old “Solidarity vs. Rugged Individualism” Diversion on Health Care

By Dean Baker: The elites continually try to give us phony political frames to divert the public from the real issues in politics. We have an ...

Bad Apple

Creative Workers or Servants? Apple’s American Workforce and the Service Economy

By Matt Vidal: The New York Times recently published an in-depth article on “Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay,” as part of ...

Anthony Shadid

Did the New York Times Lead Anthony Shadid to His Death?

By Alison Weir: Anthony Shadid was an astounding journalist. By 43 he was legendary for his courage and lyrical, powerful reporting.

President Obama's signature on the SCOTUS-approved Affordable Care Act

David Brooks, Constitutional Scholar

By Marie Burns: There has been smart commentary on the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act from the left, the center and the right.

Supreme Court health care ruling

David Brooks Never Heard of Prescription Drugs

By Dean Baker: That is what readers of his column today on the Supreme Court's health care ruling would learn. Brooks sort of praised the restraint the court ...

Sheldon Adelson

Why Is Sheldon Adelson Donating Millions to Romney? NYT: “His Disgust for a Two-state Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

By David Harris-Gershon: During the height of Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign, the Sheldon-Adelson-backed Republican candidate caused waves when he called the Palestinians an “invented people” ...

Honduras Drug War

Honduras: What’s in it for the United States?

By Keane Bhatt: A June 20 blog post by Harvey Morris, featured on the website of The New York Times, pointedly asks in its headline, “Asylum for Assange: What’s ...


Politicians Do Not Always Say What They Mean: Romney on Health Care Costs

By Dean Baker: A NYT article on Mitt Romney's approach to health care told readers: "Mr. Romney’s plan, like those being proposed by Republicans in Congress, would put more ...

Traders work at the post that trades JP Morgan on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

London Whale Trade Explodes, Current Estimate of JP Morgan Losses as High as $9 Billion

By Yves Smith: So again, what did Dimon know when? Under the hot lights at the House Financial Services Committee, he repeatedly brushed off the losses ...

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