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  •  And in The Atlantic? Wow. (16+ / 0-)

    I let my subscription lapse years ago when they went neocon, and have not bothered to read them since.

    Guess I'd better go to the library and find this one.

    The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

    by raboof on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 04:30:44 AM PDT

    •  Gotta agree... (8+ / 0-)

      ...The Atlantic is basically a coffee table rag that looks good in a pseudo-neoliberal environment

      (Latest front cover: "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?")

      It has nothing of substance to say and often gives an intellectual veneer to the worst RW tendencies.

      My favorite move by the mag is when they spend 10-15 pages worrying about something and then refuse to condemn it or at least offer a remedy

      Plastic People, Oh Baby Now, Yer sucha Draaaag

      by jds1978 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 06:13:17 AM PDT

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      •  We got a gift subscription once (0+ / 0-)

        and called to cancel it after we read the first issue, lol. Originally (decades ago) I think the magazine was known for printing leading edge fiction, new writers, etc. and it had a respectable reputation.

        ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

        by sillia on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 08:43:45 AM PDT

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    •  About the AUTHOR... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Ray Pensador

      ... is just listed there on top (on-line version). And the author is:

      Nancy Scola is an Atlantic correspondent based in New York City, whose work focuses on the intersections of politics and technology. She has written for Capital New York, Columbia Journalism Review, GOOD, New York, Reuters, Salon, and Seed, and is a frequent contributor to The American Prospect.
      Bravo! Very solid for what appears to be her first piece on ALEC. My "Courage in the (more tradiational) MSM Award"  still goes the ALEC investiagtion team at Bloomberg, hope they are all still there.

      American Prospect has one of the best classic vintage articles on ALEC by Nick Penniman on June 10, 2002: "Outing Alec: The most powerful lobby you've never heard of." (American Prospect 2002).

      ##

      We can NEVER take our collective eyes off these guys again. Did a bunch of work on ALEC in 2006, but dropped it myself, so one of the guilty parties I suppose. Trying hard to make up for that one. Knew they would be behind idiots like Dick DeVos, if he got Gov MICH, but just didn't see the big picture then, the one we all know now.

      Heritage/CNP + State Level Think Tanks + ALEC + State Legislators (and US Congressmen too) = Big $$$ & New Traditionalist takeover by Corporations (Powell Memo) thu the ALEC stooges.

      For the occasional reluctant tweet

      by Hector Solon on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:31:27 AM PDT

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