January 2013 Archive


Latvia’s Economic Disaster as a Neoliberal Success Story: A Model for Europe and the US?

By Jeffrey Sommers and Michael Hudson: A generation ago the Chicago Boys and their financial supporters applauded General Pinochet’s anti-labor Chile as a success story...


Does “Changes” Mean Something Different at the NYT Than in Normal English?

By Dean Baker: Democrats, or at least progressive Democrats, are not concerned about "changes" to Social Security...


The New York Times’ Bizarre and Misleading Praise of Austerity Poster Child Latvia

By Philip Pilkington: Most pieces written and published on economic topics in our newspapers are morality tales rather than economic analysis...

Cruise missile segment

Some Cluster Bombs More Newsworthy Than Others

By Peter Hart: Most people would probably agree that cluster bombs are hideous weapons–deadly, indiscriminate, and likely to kill or injure civilians...

Robert Khuzami

Schadenfreude Alert: SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Issues Wounded Reply to Simon Johnson

By Yves Smith: My, my, SEC head of enforcement Robert Khuzami has revealed himself to be both remarkably thin skinned and not very good at making a case for himself.


The Dead Two-State Dream Remains Alive in Mainstream Media

By Alex Kane: The two-state solution is dead, killed by state-supported Israeli colonies...

Anwar al-Awlaki

Judge Finds Concerns About US Targeted Killing Program Valid But Mostly Dismisses FOIA Lawsuit

By Kevin Gosztola: A federal judge dismissed most of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union...

Makeup - apply liberally.

Also, My Wife’s Morning Breath Smells Like Cinnamon Buns

By Amanda Marcotte: In a bid to demonstrate extreme irrelevance, the New York Times "Room for Debate" section took on the question of women wearing makeup...

Chris Buckley. Photo by Sanghee Liu

China Denies Rejecting Journo’s Visa

By AAP: Beijing has denied rejecting the visa of an Australian journalist working for the New York Times...