Archive | June, 2013

Breaking News: President Obama’s Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline…with Caveats/Conditions by Ivy Harper

June 27, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper A neighbor in Maryland – who is a thirty-year EPA employee in the know – said today that President Obama is going to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline with a list of “conditions.” This woman would know as she’s the quintessential Washington insider. She wouldn’t say much more than […]

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America’s Ratings Agencies: “Lord, Help our F*#*ing Scam!”

June 26, 2013

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The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis It’s long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents shows how they did it The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis Victor Juhasz By MATT TAIBBI June 19, 2013 9:00 AM ET What about the […]

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NU Health Center Should Remain Public by Ivy Harper

June 25, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper What’s up with Chancellor Perlman + privatization? Seriously. In 2004, the Good Chancellor stood before the NU Regents and – in nearly identical wording made a similar plea to “privatize” student loans: “Student loans are not our core competency. Let’s “partner” with NELNET and cut costs…” [not to mention […]

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A Sterling “Mad Men” Finale

June 24, 2013

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SUNDAY, JUN 23, 2013 11:59 PM EDT The suprisingly hopeful “Mad Men” finale After spending all season repeating himself, Don Draper finally makes a change BY WILLA PASKIN   This season of “Mad Men” made 1968 palpable. It filled viewers with a tremendous sense of uneasy mood, made us paranoid, encouraged us to expect the worst, and, […]

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America’s Collapse: Farms, Factories, Public Schools Fall Apart While Walton’s Winners Take All

June 24, 2013

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A Nation, Its Seams Fraying ‘The Unwinding,’ by George Packer By DWIGHT GARNER Published: May 28, 2013 If you were to take apart George Packer’s ambitious new book, “The Unwinding,” as if it were a car’s engine, and spread the parts across your garage, you’d essentially be looking at 5 large pieces and 10 small ones […]

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FBI: We Were NOT Investigating Journalist

June 21, 2013

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FBI: No investigation involving journalist Michael Hastings By Adam Silverman , Burlington Free Press9:12 p.m. EDT June 20, 2013 (Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Conspiracy theories have emerged since Hasting’s death Tuesday The FBI, though, is saying there was never an investigation surrounding the journalist He died at the scene of a car […]

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Questions Raised About Journalist Michael Hastings’ Unlikely Car Accident ~

June 21, 2013

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News Michael Hastings Death Conspiracy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know posted22 hours agoby Matthew Guariglia   Around 4:30 a.m. early Tuesday morning journalist Michael Hastings died in a fiery car crash while driving through Hollywood. The 33-year-old Hastings was an infamous thorn in the side of the Obama administration when, in 2010, he exposed the scandal […]

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Death of a Journalist

June 19, 2013

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Award-Winning Journalist Michael Hastings Dies At 33 SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER JUNE 18, 2013, 10:36 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said. Hastings, who was 33, was described by many of his colleagues as an unfailingly bright […]

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Guess Milliken Missed the Memo: “School [Penn State] can Already Claim to be More Efficient, more Transparent and More Accountable, a National Model for University Governance.” June 17: How NU Regent Hal Daub is Headed Towards Land Grant Hero-dom ~ to be contined…

June 16, 2013

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Penn St. Fallout Lingers Year after Sandusky Trial By MARK SCOLFORO | Associated Press – 1 hr 3 mins ago  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the year since eight young men took the stand to testify they were sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the scandal has played out in the courts, in the halls of the […]

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Brits Beat Omaha World-Herald on Buffett’s “Britt” + in their Own Backyard, No Less!

June 14, 2013

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  The new Warren Buffett: Billionaire ‘is grooming 28-year-old Harvard grad to take his place when he retires’ Tracy Britt, 28, is currently Warren Buffett’s go-to girl with an office next to his, and chairwoman of four of his companies which bring in a combined $4 billion annually Buffet, 82, hired Britt four years ago […]

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