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Week's High Impact Posts: April 25-May 1, 2015
Note: Yesterday's High Impact Posts might be postponed or cancelled - the calculating machine appears to be malfunctioning. :( This week 602 Kogs posted 1236 posts of which 1187 were ...
ericlewis0 05/04/2015 5
High Impact Posts: May 2, 2015
Yesterday 76 Kogs posted 85 posts of which 80 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 892 recommending readers; 50 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 23 by 30 or more, and 5 ...
ericlewis0 05/03/2015 13
First Public Appearance for Baby Princess
Just ten hours old, the Princess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance with her parents Prince William and Princess Kate. Unfazed by the cameras, noise and flashlights of the British press ...
Mopshell 05/02/2015 48
High Impact Posts: May 1, 2015
Yesterday 174 Kogs posted 218 posts of which 210 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1781 recommending readers; 123 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 54 by 30 or more, ...
ericlewis0 05/02/2015 4
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #249 - Bending Towards Justice Edition
ericlewis0 05/02/2015 89
UPDATED: Britain Welcomes a Baby Princess
With Prince William by her side, Princess Kate, gave birth to a daughter at 8:34am local time (3:34am EDT) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital. The baby girl weighs 8lbs 3oz. Her Royal Highness ...
Mopshell 05/02/2015 22
Nigerian Army Rescues 234 More Girls Today, Bringing Week's Total to 677
(photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) From AP via The Huffington Post : LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's ...
ericlewis0 05/01/2015 43
High Impact Posts: April 30, 2015
Yesterday 150 Kogs posted 203 posts of which 185 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1738 recommending readers; 106 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 48 by 30 or more, ...
ericlewis0 05/01/2015 6
Chairman of Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee says private equity will not fix problem
Yesterday afternoon, I heard this stunning interview with Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. In the interview, Mr. Basu said ...
akadjian 05/01/2015 7
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
High Impact Posts: April 29, 2015
Yesterday 157 Kogs posted 199 posts of which 190 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1748 recommending readers; 113 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 46 by 30 or more, ...
ericlewis0 04/30/2015 9
Waiting for Good Dough: Wisconsin Budget Process Put on Hold
Wisconsin Budget Committee Waits for New Revenue Estimates, Despite Other Options The Wisconsin budget process came to a halt this week, and the surprising hiatus in Joint Finance Committee ...
WI Budget Project 04/30/2015 2
Wisconsin Governor Walker Failures Not Evidence of a “Style” Problem
(Wisconsinites see much deeper deficits. The Press has a duty to broadcast these to the nation.) A recent puff-piece suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the white-bread Republican ...
Heywaitaminute 04/29/2015 2
"In any place that there's tension with police officers, there's abject poverty."
Chuck Canterbury, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, on NPR yesterday : I think the tensions are there in a lot of areas, and I think there's one common denominator. In any place that ...
akadjian 04/29/2015 12
High Impact Posts: April 28, 2015
Yesterday 165 Kogs posted 204 posts of which 198 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1934 recommending readers; 124 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 53 by 30 or more, ...
ericlewis0 04/29/2015 8
Hillary to Call for an "End to the Era of Mass Incarceration" in Big Speech Today
(photo credit: Marc Nozell ) From The Huffington Post : WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton will deliver a major speech on criminal justice reform Wednesday, calling for fundamental ...
ericlewis0 04/29/2015 19
Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls, 93 Women from Boko Haram - UPDATED Not Chibok Group
(photo credit: See Li ) From Reuters : (Reuters) - Nigeria's army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military ...
ericlewis0 04/28/2015 28
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
Hey Martha Raddatz, (SKW) Scott Walker has the answer!!Would you ask??
Undeclared Presidential Candidate Scott Walker has claimed a "Partisan Witch Hunt" in relation to the past and present John Doe Investigations. SKW has spent Hundreds of Thousands of $$ in his ...
bearsguy 04/28/2015 1
Throwing the Bones of Dreams
There should be voices singing laments, old songs for a new burning time. There should be drums pounding, feet marching, by the hundreds of thousands. Black feet, white feet, ...
Onomastic 04/28/2015 19
High Impact Posts: April 27, 2015
Yesterday 134 Kogs posted 170 posts of which 167 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 1738 recommending readers; 114 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 66 by 30 or more, ...
ericlewis0 04/28/2015 11
A question for Peter Schweizer: If you're against money in politics, what should we do to stop it?
George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer yesterday in advance of his book “Clinton Cash”. He asked some decent questions focused on whether Schweizer has any evidence of criminal ...
akadjian 04/28/2015 20
WIGOP Legislator Dangerously Close to Doing Something Good
First-term Assembly Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice lake) took his first substantive policy stand in Madison last week, and --at least on the surface-- it seems not terrible . Quinn wants to spare the ...
lufthase 04/28/2015 19
Top Comments: Saying Good Bye to Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's announcement that his last night on the Daily Show will be August 6 has started a mourning process. He's seemed so incredibly perfect for the show and engaged a young audience into ...
Puddytat 04/27/2015 51
Scott Walker's campaign plan: Find a sugar-daddy donor and don't gaffe too hard on policy
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knows he's outmatched ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 44
Wisconsin Police Association puts up billboard featuring officer who shot two people in 10 days
Too soon? Officer Pablo Torres may yet face charges. Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Pablo Torres was involved in two shootings in only 10 days. One involved a mentally distressed veteran who was ...
Jen Hayden 04/27/2015 35
Peeling my skin in America - getting down to the root
Thoughts are swirling like Fall leaves on a windy day. But it's Spring in America. A time of rebirth, renewal, of May's green rush after a long winter. Even so, too much of our country remains ...
Onomastic 04/27/2015 43
Scott Walker complains about 'political witch hunt'; Republican prosecutor fires back
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) It takes some chutzpah to run for president ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 63
Park the PARCC: Elyria 5th grader's editorial on Pearson testing
Is a 5th grader smarter than Ohio's PARCC testing initiative ? Ayden Pol won 3rd place in the Lorain County Chronicle-Telegram editorial contest with his aptly titled piece "Park the PARCC".
akadjian 04/27/2015 12
❁ petals of fury - vengence of the tiny flowers of riverside park ❁
blueyedace2 04/26/2015 20
Japan laps US with new high speed train
In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the ...
Mark E Andersen 04/26/2015 169
Beethoven Mushroom Soup Sonata
For this recipe, you will need: 1 precisely-tuned concert grand piano 1 Daniel Barenboim (The first two ingredients may be substituted with any Barenboim recording that includes Beethoven/...
ruleoflaw 04/25/2015 38
Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 7
Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
Rep. Gwen Moore House and Senate conferees are meeting to reconcile the two chambers' budgets, and one Democratic member, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Joan McCarter 04/25/2015 9
Reflections - The Kinnickinnic River, River Falls, WI Photo diary
The South Fork of the Kinni - in the University of Wisconsin - River Falls campus. It's a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin, and I'm off to enjoy the outdoors. About a month ago, I took my camera ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 12
Walker keeps sliding in Wisconsin now, and for 2016
You may have read about our fair Governor's approval tanking in another poll over the last week, but you may not realize how bad those numbers really are. When you take a bit of a closer look, it's ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/25/2015 12
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #248 - Bullets & Bracelets Edition
ericlewis0 04/25/2015 100
Scott Walker's scary plan for your water
From Gov. Walker's Friday "E-Update": As a part of our trade mission, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and Veolia, an international water company based in ...
Ludwig1251 04/25/2015 20
Scott Walker Claims He Will Start Paying for His Own Security Costs During Campaign Visits
Running a non-stop Presidential ...
Puddytat 04/24/2015 42
Scott Walker and Chris Christie show off the GOP's job-creation chops
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Republicans have been itching to show how much better ...
Laura Clawson 04/24/2015 27
Confronted with his awful record, Scott Walker blames non-existent Democrats
Trolling for support from neighboring Republicans, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this week made another of his interminable presidential campaign stops (he hasn't yet formally declared, but for months ...
rlegro 04/24/2015 25
Walker's UW Budget Cut - Some Context
Scott Walker's proposed $300 Million cut to the UW System combined with conservatives' complaining about high tuition made me curious about the history of UW funding and the root cause of rising ...
lufthase 04/23/2015 58
Schweizer Admits He Conflated Paid and Unpaid Clinton Appearances
From Media Matters : On April 23, ABC News explained that their independent review of the source material used for Clinton Cash "uncovered errors in the book, including an instance where paid and ...
ericlewis0 04/23/2015 203
I. Want my. Robots.
Isaac Asimov promised me a robot that would obey the 3 laws of robotics. Many other promises were made.
akadjian 04/23/2015 42
Scott Walker: Mobilizing Resentment
It’s early in the Republican presidential primary process, but at this point former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a slight favorite. However, the latest CNN/ORC poll indicates that Wisconsin ...
bobburnett 04/23/2015 8
Is the RW screwing with the Democratic Party of WI chair election?
Update 5 pm CST 4/23/2015 - See my update at the end of the diary. This issue has gone to the highest level of the DPW. Other delegates have reported receiving this phone poll, and we have an ...
Mike Kahlow 04/23/2015 26
Schweizer Admits He Can't Prove Allegations in Hillary Smear Book
What a load From Media Matters : Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash reportedly does not prove its speculative attacks on the Clintons and even relies on a hoax press ...
ericlewis0 04/22/2015 116
Scott Walker Admin fires scientists, hides taxpayer costs
Two stories that broke this afternoon show just how low-class the Scott Walker administration has become. The first you've probably heard of already, and involves 57 employees of the Department of ...
Jake formerly of the LP 04/22/2015 6
Walker Chooses Earth Day to Fire Half of DNR Scientists
In 2011, Scott Walker famously declared, "We're broke," and used that as cover to make the biggest cut to education in state history and make historic cuts to everything else-- including the ...
Jud Lounsbury 04/22/2015 36
Zillionaire Republican senator: Students taking longer to graduate because 'college is a lot of fun'
Ron Johnson (in stupid hat) having "a lot of fun" at a tailgate Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is one of the most vulnerable Republicans seeking re-election next year. He's also one of the ...
David Nir 04/22/2015 94
POTUS Launches Collaborative Executive Action Against Climate Change with Nation's Largest Utilities
(photo credit: Neil Tackaberry) BLAM! From whitehouse.gov , in the announcement of the release of the initial installment of the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) : Building on today�
ericlewis0 04/21/2015 20
The Koch Bros draft Scott Walker
Look out everyone the nation’s billion duo The Koch Brothers have found their Pinocchio for the 2016 Presidential cycle and his name is Scott Walker the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Scott ...
Leftcoast Bill 04/21/2015 13
Wisconsin Residents Oppose Budget Cuts that Would Damage Wisconsin’s Schools and Universities
The damaging budget cuts proposed by Governor Walker have very little support among Wisconsin residents, a new poll from Marquette University shows. People in Wisconsin are particularly opposed to ...
WI Budget Project 04/21/2015 8

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