May 2, 2016 archive

The Daily Late Nightly Show (Nerd Prom)

So Saturday was Nerd Prom and Larry seemed to be telegraphing he would out-Stephen Stephen. Did he succeed? Here are some reactions- Chin up, Larry Wilmore. History might vindicate your speech — like Stephen Colbert’s Did Larry Wilmore bomb or slay at the correspondents’ dinner? Yes. Larry Wilmore didn’t “bomb”: His Washington performance was precisely …

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Big Ag

Perhaps you think Big Agriculture’s influence over Congress and the Executive is limited to Monsanto and other Monopolist Mega-Corporations? Well companies like that have their own lobbying budget, but many Agri-Businesses are also members of mandatory marketing, public relations, and yes, lobbying groups. In the sense that these ever had a purpose it was to …

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Trade Deals Losing Momentum over Investor State Dispute Settlements

In a potentially fatal blow to Investor State Dispute Settlement 3 cases have recently become prominent. The first is a Chevron suit against Ecuador– The company is currently pursuing a $9.5bn suit against Ecuador’s government at an ISDS court in the Hague, for allowing indigenous people to sue the firm – for the same amount …

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The Breakfast Club (Building Walls)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to …

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