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|Leaderless Groups Have Tendency to Elect Self Centered Individuals as Leaders
leaderless groups have a natural tendency to elect self-centered, overconfident and narcissistic individuals as leaders That is the finding of a 2008 study from Ohio State researchers. A recent ...
|Journalist Michael Scott Moore still a hostage one year later. Where's US action?
On Januare 6th, 2012 Michael Scott Moore, an American surf journalist and progressive writer was kidnapped by Somali pirates . He was there researching a book on Somali pirates. From The Inertia ...
|Is Krugman's Liquidity Trap really an Inequality Trap?
As I watched Paul Krugman Sunday night on Bill Moyers, I felt a familiar sense of despair. Krugman cares deeply about unemployment and inequality, as did John Maynard Keynes before him. Yet like ...
|Liberalism on a Collision Course with Liberty
The terms “liberal” and “conservative” are widely used in our political discourse. We apply them without much conscious thought. Yet, many of us who might willingly describe ourselves with ...
|Reckoning: Gun Violence and America's unreckoned violent past
Over the weekend on Up with Chris Hayes Chris and Glen Greenwald exchanged thoughts on the new film "Zero Dark 30" as a theatrical apology for ...
|Land Use and Fiscal Cliff/Curb/Step/Drama issues
crossposted with permission from wealthandwork.com What people seem to know, at this point, is that A. Our economy remains weak; unemployment is high and growth is faltering (but we’re better ...
|Recovered Econ History: Everyone knows the poor must be kept poor, or they'll never be industrious
I have been incensed about the whole "dignity of work" talk lately from Romney and Ryan and others. Particularly Ryan and his whole "social magesterium" talk. But I came across this article today ...
|Shale Gas Industry Using PsyOps Tactics Tested in Iraq
This piece is reprinted here in full with the permission of the author @sylvainlapoix and was originally published here Oil companies are making use of techniques and personnel from the ...
|Public Meat Markets to Derivatives Markets: A Lesson from Old New York
I have the permission of Polly Cleveland to repost this here. She isn't particularly DailyKos savvy. It was originally ...
|Social Control: Is this why Republican fight over school issues?
In Uganda the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forcibly recruited thousands of youth and plied them food, lack of food, threats and violence in order to make them stay as devoted members. By all ...
|Leaning into obstacles or my unlikely political fantasy of the moment
Oh the debt ceiling. Whatever your feelings about it we all want better outcomes the next time. But it seems that the game is played the same way every time which gets us similar outcomes.
|Inside Job: Strauss-Kahn and Spitzer
You all saw the film Inside Job , right? In the film Strauss-Kahn and Spitzer come off as the sane visionaries to counter the insane ...
|Mass Retirements: something else Walker has forced in Wisconsin?
I was speaking with some friends who live outside Madison today who have worked at the university for 33 and 43 years respectively. Neither are teachers but are part of the union. They have been ...
|How political ads should be treated like pollution
The problem of too much money in the political system shows its face in numerous ways. We all rightly hate Citizens United and the revolving door of special interests into and out of government ...
|Cuomo's Property Tax Cap is a terrible idea
I am all for Andy Cuomo running for New York Governor - hooray. Broadly speaking he has been a steadfast supporter of progressive ideas, he's not my dream candidate but he should be fine I guess. ...
|Kicking Joe Lieberman in the balls
Comedian Jackie Clarke has a dream to raise $5,000 to pay a homeless man to kick Joe Lieberman in the balls. to make this dream possible she has started a blog ...
|Conservatives eat differently from Liberals
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|Ballot initiative to save California?
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|Since Senators respond to bribery for HCR
Often here in the blogosphere we jump to embrace people who do the right thing or stand up for what we care about. Often part of that embracing is demonstrated monetarily. Alan Grayson and Russ ...
|Help tease fact from fiction in "Netanyahu at his best" email
I rarely get political email forwards but today I got one that seemed to be a true mixture of fact, fiction and mischaracterizations. The email is designed to garner sympathy for Israel and while I ...
|McAllen, Texas and Collaborative Medicine
This was written by my friend and colleague Polly Cleveland, an economics professor at Columbia/Barnard. This piece was published at Dollars and Sense and I ...
|Why Georgists Correctly Predicted the Crisis, and Why Conventional Economists Couldn't
This was written by friend Polly Cleveland who teaches economics at Columbia/Barnard and writes for Dollars and Sense which is a great resource and is ...
|The Bank Stress Tests have already failed
this was written by my friend Chris Martenson of chrismartenson.com who I think gives excellent and sober insight into the financial situation world wide.
|Fed to print $1 trillion out of thin air
This piece is written by the excellent and insightful Chris Martenson. His website chrismartenson.com is an excellent resource for all matters economic. ...
|NYC Kossacks see my film about orgins of Poverty? See Jerome a Paris on camera!
December 10th at 6pm Cowin Center, Teachers College 525 W. 120th St About three years ago after a long career in television I thought that I should/could write a treatment for a film about why ...
|How We Can Fix The Economy v. 2.0
Inspired by bonddad’s latest post I thought I would chime in with what might be an even broader perspective on the ...
|you want a progessive solution to the bailout? here it is...repeal the Federal Resrve Act of 1913
Our banking system, established by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, works essentially like a spring. When the Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, wishes to create new money, it simply does so, but ...
|Brave? You might be liberal. Scare easily? You might be conservative.
The National Science Foundation has done some nifty research showing a relationship between political leanings and biological tendencies.
|Advice to a prospective congressional candidate in Harlem
A friend of mine is a long time Democrat and neighborhood activist in Harlem and has been in the news a bit as a very progressive voice for the people of Harlem. He feels that Rangel is out of ...
|Will a 16 year old science fair winner save us all from plastic pollution?
While I am delighted for Daniel Burd...why on earth was he the first person to come up with this? To DailyKos readers the problems of plastic pollution are not new - it sits in landfills for ...
|On Paulsons' regulations: an animal farm analogy
The Fox knocks on the Farmers door and offers him a bribe if he will give the Fox access to his Chickens. The Farmer takes the money and gives the keys to the Hen House to the Fox, who then ...
|NY- Gov Spitzer involved with prostitution - Resigning - UPDATE 3 with statements
WHAT? Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring By DANNY HAKIM Published: March 10, 2008 ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he ...
|Kossack does good - now help name my film
I have been around dailykos since its Movable Type days. I have gained immeasurably by the writings and efforts by the front pagers and the community as a whole and the places they have directed my ...
|Another reason why monocrops and extinctions are bad
I think we sort of react instinctively when we hear that an animal or plant goes on the endangered species list. Even though different species or plant and animal have come and gone over the ...
|Obama wants WHO as VP? Rumor from DNC friend
Here is where I am...I was a serious Edwards guy. I was excited by not only his positions but his potential to empower the party and move Democrats forward into a new style of governance. I have ...
|NYC - The Spin; Improvised Political Satire, UCB Theater - Tuesdays at 11pm
We all know liberals are funnier than well...anyone. But while we love our Stewarts and Colberts and Bill in Portland Maines- they get time to prepare their eviscerations of political foolishness, ...
|Laura Bush expresses profound economic idea about poverty - clearly doesnt share it with her husband
According to this article Laura Bush is really interested in Burma/Myanmar. ...
|What Fox says about Fake News vs. Real News||stillman||10/06/2006||5||10||-||-|
|Dear New Orleans, Here is how to recover from destruction. Love, San Francsico||stillman||06/26/2006||59||9||2||-|
|Do you really want progressive taxation? - Henry George has got one for you||stillman||04/27/2006||74||13||2||15|
|End of Suburbia - Has anyone seen this film?||stillman||12/12/2005||11||3||-||-|
|Philly Kossacks - Fix your property taxes the progressive way this Saturday||stillman||12/01/2005||7||3||1||1|
|The architecture of Robert's confirmation||stillman||09/21/2005||-||1||-||-|
|Petrocollapse Conference: Oct. 5, 2005 NYC||stillman||09/19/2005||7||9||2||-|
|Lindy Davies, longshot for President in 2008||stillman||06/02/2005||9||2||-||-|
|Make Kansas blue by invading it||stillman||05/16/2005||12||4||-||-|
|Last nail in the "Is Kurtz really a hack?" coffin||stillman||05/13/2005||-||1||-||-|
|Thoughts on Passover, Dayenu and the West Bank||stillman||04/26/2005||6||2||-||-|
|Why are the Dem candidates for NYC mayor so dull? Should I run?||stillman||04/22/2005||17||-||-||-|
|Using abortion as a wedge to win - Minimum Wage||stillman||03/08/2005||4||3||-||-|
|C4 lines up Guantánamo-style torture show||stillman||02/08/2005||4||-||-||-|
|Get Paid a living wage to blog full time abut Henry George?||stillman||01/11/2005||8||1||-||-|
|Get Paid a living wage to blog full time abut Henry George?||stillman||01/07/2005||11||4||-||-|
|Get Paid a living wage to blog full time abut Henry George?||stillman||01/06/2005||10||4||-||-|
|Fowler just took a step up in my estimation for DNC chair||stillman||01/03/2005||8||2||-||-|
|Howard Dean continues to be my only politcal hero||stillman||11/19/2004||7||2||-||-|
|The next question that must be asked of Bush||stillman||11/19/2004||14||2||-||-|
|A terror and crime free America has been achieved||stillman||11/10/2004||1||-||-||-|
|"Expert" who thinks TANG docs are fakes emails me back||stillman||09/10/2004||34||4||-||-|
|Republican delegates show their true colors||stillman||08/27/2004||2||1||-||87|
|Opening night at "Uncovered" - Ray Mc Govern and Israel||stillman||08/23/2004||1||-||-||-|
|Another small example of how BushCo is creepy||stillman||08/02/2004||-||-||-||-|
|The Soil wasn't Loosened by Rainfall...Jackass||stillman||07/27/2004||11||-||-||-|
|Kerry and the Void of Course Moon||stillman||07/12/2004||11||-||-||-|
|No fanfare for the new Bamford book?||stillman||06/09/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Rumsfeld to ban cell phone cameras and video recorders||stillman||05/23/2004||13||-||-||-|
|Two more reasons to vote for Kerry||stillman||05/17/2004||11||-||-||-|
|How does prison abuse happen? Here's how...||stillman||05/10/2004||1||-||-||-|
|Bremer Faulted Bush Before Terror Attacks||stillman||04/30/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Oh Jeez - now they want Ronald Reagan University||stillman||04/28/2004||20||-||-||-|
|Techno Illiteracy and the state we are in||stillman||04/15/2004||31||-||-||-|
|Job for political writer at MTV News covering the election||stillman||03/12/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Department of Justice Hypocrisy, surprised?||stillman||03/11/2004||3||-||-||-|
|Wilson to Reveal Alleged Leaker of Wife's Name to Novak||stillman||03/04/2004||2||-||-||-|
|Is the Gay Marriage issue a trap set for Dean?||stillman||03/04/2004||6||-||-||-|
|A way for Edwards to get a sneaky Dean endorsement||stillman||02/24/2004||11||-||-||-|
|FT on tax reform that even Republicans should love||stillman||02/23/2004||16||-||-||-|
|Joe Lieberman says he'll get out if he doesn't win today||stillman||02/03/2004||7||-||-||-|
|Blogging the Presidency||stillman||01/23/2004||1||-||-||-|
|Slate on How and Why The Globe hates Kerry||stillman||01/22/2004||5||-||-||-|
|God Damn Stupid Crossfire...||stillman||01/19/2004||21||-||-||-|
|American Idol and the 2004 Election||stillman||12/19/2003||8||-||-||-|
|A Dean Guy thinks Lieberman was pretty OK on Hardball||stillman||12/15/2003||12||-||-||-|
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