Think Progress tells us that "The Government Crackdown on Offshore Tax Dodging Just Got Real." We can only hope! How long before Republicans tell us that the the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a job-killer?
A group called In the Public Interest releases a report on the ill effects of privatization. Long story short: privatizing public services makes corporate CEOs richer and workers poorer, and some of those workers become poor enough that they need taxpayer assistance, which naturally makes the cost of privatization higher than advertised! None of that should shock you, unless you snort Free Market Fairy Dust.
Dave Lindorff cuts through the right-wing hysteria and puts the release of five Taliban soldiers from Guantánamo Bay in a little historical perspective. I do find it amazing that right-wingers who brag about their knowledge of history seem to forget all of it whenever Mr. Obama does something.
Speaking of Mr. Obama, here is one of the worst blog posts I've ever read, courtesy the Wall Street Journal, comprising 12 paragraphs of autofellatio riffing off Reagan was the Teflon President? Well Obama is the Velcro President because everything sticks to him ha ha ha snort. It never occurs to John Feehery, whom we will never talk about again, that maybe the "liberal" media has had something to do with both phenomena. Certainly the "liberal" media treats every anti-Obama diaper-loaded tantrum as a serious matter deserving serious discussion, whether it is or not.
Finally, USC study finds that politicians who support voter ID laws just so happen to demonstrate more racial bias against nonwhites than politicians who don't support voter ID laws. And THAT! Is the MOST! SURPRISING! THING! I! Have EVER! HEARD!