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The posts in play...

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First, Do No Fraud: The Unworthy Pardoning of John Davis
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President Biden’s Inauguration: Day One for Forty Six
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Luis A. Mendez
Electoral Trends: Into The Biden Era
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Weekend Plans Post: A Shirt Worth Stealing
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Clare Briggs
The Feast
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Fox News Shouldn’t Have Called Arizona When They Did
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Amazon Turns Out the Lights, The Parler’s Over
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Gabriel Mathy
The Eleventh Decade of Noam Chomsky
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Biden Executive Orders: Read For Yourself
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The comments...

AvatarEm Carpenter in reply to Michael Cain
+ All states have a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Until recent years, they were forbidden to data mine- they could only work off of referrals. Now [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Because Congress wanted to have an easy way to punt to make reelection campaigns easier and the Executive was eager for the power so they [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain

Related:
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/what-matters-january-21/index.html

AvatarChip Daniels
+ One trend that (IMO) has confounded political pundits and analysists is the swing of the conservative faction to identity politics and how this has diminished [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Dark Matter
+ Agreed, it is on the medical systems to insist upon a set of standards, and I just don't see them doing that. And if [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Pinky

Just had to find that one, didn't you?

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain

Probably seemed like a good idea at the time, too. Now, not so much...

AvatarSlade the Leveller
+ Early in our marriage, my wife and I shared laundry duty. One week she washed a brand new green cotton table cloth with my once [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ "no one, right or left, is calling him some kind of messiah" MSNBC's Eddie Glaude: "Thinking about all of those folks who just for the [. . .]
AvatarMichael Cain in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ 130 or so years ago, Congress decided it was hard work to legislate for a very large modern country, so delegated increasing amounts of the [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Michael Cain
+ In a sense this is a repeat of the last major disruptive change in media. Hearst became fabulously rich selling ads over what was essentially Twitter-level [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ This isn't so much a market failure (the market has this option) as a government failure. The gov largely runs HC. It's let [. . .]
+ Supply + Crab Bucket. When Trumpler was in office, it was useful to be partisan to sell papers and get clicks. The serious (or "serious") journalism outlets [. . .]
AvatarFish
+ The first real row K and I had was over laundry. You see, in 7th grade Mom went back to work, so I was taught [. . .]

A tie at dinner.

AvatarMichael Cain in reply to North

Tell Facebook and Twitter and Google that there's no ad revenue any more. Parler's business model was to sell ad placement to underserved businesses.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ Opinion: At a time when large portions of the country think that mainstream media is a tool of the corporate right, its time to tone down [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to North

Another of my favorite dead horses - Why TF have we allowed to POTUS to become so damn important?

AvatarPinky in reply to Pat
+ The complaints against Bork were more often about back-alley abortions, segregated lunch counters, et cetera. I'll grant you that the Florida characterization is debatable, but it [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Pinky
+ Bork Borked himself. And unlike Merrick garland, he got committee hearings, he got a committee vote and a floor vote - where he was defeated in [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain

It's always interesting to me how we can somehow manage to have universal standards for X, but for Y? - Oh HELL NO!

AvatarPhilip H in reply to Brandon Berg
+ Hardly. Parler got in trouble because it refused to police its content. It refused to exercise even a modicum of restraint in a civil society [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Not going so well for Parler so far: "The Court rejects any suggestion that the public interest favors requiring [Amazon Web Services] to host the [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Michael Cain

That's rough Michael, I'm sorry. It's been a brutal year for a lot of us but that's especially awful, dementia is terrifying.

AvatarNorth in reply to LeeEsq
+ I don't see any way to regulate that or involve government in such things that isn't both unconstitutional and also hair whiteningly terrifying to contemplate; [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Chip Daniels

Happily we're starting much further ahead than their situations.

AvatarNorth in reply to Jaybird
+ Ya left out voting rights, which I think he can, should and must tackle early and which we both know the GOP will fight to [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Jaybird
+ This isn't just about supply. Yes we're producing mountains of journalism majors but the media institutions are imploding. The demand is not... collapsing... exactly but [. . .]
AvatarNorth

That right there, on the left, is my Grandmother.

AvatarDark Matter in reply to Michael Cain
+ Hospital Systems are often (normally?) created by vendors who are strongly motivated to NOT make their data/systems portable or compatible with other systems. If the data [. . .]
AvatarMichael Cain in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ Governments. For Medicaid, each state handles the payments so would need a data mining system specific to its software. Tricare and Medicare don't [. . .]
AvatarPhillip Jones in reply to Gabriel Mathy
+ None of the authors of the Anti-Chomsky reader are extreme right! Some are liberal or leftist as a matter of fact! Nothing Chomsky said is [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Jaybird
+ Huh. Turns out that the solution for the unusual set of circumstances in which we now find ourselves is to do exactly what Ezra Klein [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Jaybird
+ This is a real head-scratcher. The NYT firing her over this in order to preserve the appearance of objectivity is like closing the barn door [. . .]
AvatarMaribou
+ My big dream is that there is some number of these shirts I can buy that will result in them not getting moved into Jaybird's [. . .]
+ An additional positive indicator? 1. Some news...Lauren Wolfe, who was an editor on contract for the NYT, has had her contract canceled after she tweeted what's [. . .]
+ It most certainly did not. I mean, CNN isn't even being shown at airports anymore. (To be perfectly honest, I think that it lost every single drop [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Did the article explain what makes CNN mainstream while Fox is not?

+ Yeah, the article (which I don't blame you for not reading!) was mostly talking about the Wal-Mart brands CNN, MSNBC, and the Warshington Post. Who in [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Philip H
+ With very little info I assume that... 1) Serious Fraud is a serious problem to the tune of many Billions of dollars. 2) The real problem (i.e. [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird

Mm hmm.
Mainstream media outlets like Fox, OAN, Sinclair and the Hill are not to be trusted and should tone down the Biden adulation.

Mmmhmm. Got it.

AvatarPat in reply to Pinky
+ A couple of these things are not like the others. I know it's all the rage to say the Democrats borked Bork, but Reagan never should [. . .]
+ Even Politico has noticed! (Or maybe this is one of those things where I'm confusing contrarianism with insight. Again.) Opinion: At a time when large portions [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Pinky
+ I don’t see anything in that definition of equity that a conservative would argue against.I noticed that too. Lots and LOTS about the [. . .]