Some excellent reporting at the Washington Post has raised serious question about Rolling Stone’s widely celebrated (initially) account of campus rape at the University of Virginia. The pop culture magazine has since sought to distance itself from the story, and has admitted to fact-checking errors. The magazine will almost certainly face lawsuits as a result.
Future Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is profiled in today’s New York Times. Amazingly, the Koch brothers are not mentioned once.
This year’s midterm elections produced a number of winners and losers. Among the losers we can count the likes of Hillary Clinton, Tom Steyer, Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, Ron Paul, Barack Obama (obviously), Harry Reid, and other enemies of freedom. Winners include: America, Mitch McConnell, moral progress, and, above all, the Koch brothers.
The Republican wave was a crucial step on the road to Kochtopia, which would be like heaven on earth for pot smokers, gay marriage advocates, bald eagles enthusiasts, art lovers, people who like hospitals and equality in education, and those who love America.
The entire world, but more importantly America, is in the midst of an Ebola outbreak that could threat the existence of life on Earth as we know it. Things are looking pretty grim for humanity, and President Obama’s failure to lead has made things even worse.
If we are to survive the epidemic, we are going to need heroes. Several individuals and conglomerates have, in Obama’s absence, already stepped up to the plate and, through their selfless actions, given us hope. It’s worth recognizing those heroes now, before it’s too late.
Paul Krugman thinks Amazon.com is too powerful and that the federal government should do something about it. In his latest column, Krugman criticizes Amazon over its dispute with publishing company Hatchette, and even compares the online retailer to Standard Oil, the Gilded Age conglomerate that was declared an illegal monopoly by the Supreme Court:
Senate Majority Leader (for now) Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has led a rambling crusade against right-leaning philanthropy barons Charles and David Koch. Over the last several months, Reid has called the Koch brothers “un-American” and suggested they were the “main cause” of climate change, among many other incoherent tirades. Democrats running in close races across the country have followed suit, and tried to attack their Republican opponents by linking them to the Kochs.