From on-the-ground coverage of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in London to our ongoing series investigating the incarceration of transgender people, Shadowproof has big plans for 2020.
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Ron Wyden clearly has a secret, something he cannot tell. But he also clearly wants to tell it, to let Americans know how their privacy has been compromised by the surveillance state. So he had an opportunity yesterday, when he got to question an NSA lawyer in a Congressional hearing.
The Labor Department’s report on first-time jobless claims dipped below 400,000 for the first time since April. It shows that all this excuse-making about the debt limit debate affecting the economy is pretty much hokum. The economy is rising and falling on the fundamentals, and right now we’re in a
Here in this age of austerity, it’s fashionable to point out that the world just doesn’t work the way it did when John Maynard Keynes was the talk of the town. You just can’t find any shovel-ready projects, so weighted are they by environmental impact reports and the other red
The Treasury Department at least has to make a contingency plan for what to do in the event that the debt limit is reached. They have very few options that are legal, and the legal options, like minting a trillion-dollar coin with Ronald Reagan’s picture on it (because who would
John Boehner gets a major test of his leadership today when his plan to increase the debt limit gets a vote in the House. I think he’ll pass, as he’s designed the test and can give out the answer sheets, to use a pretty poor metaphor. I don’t believe Boehner
Standard and Poor’s rogue actions violate the Securities and Exchange Act, by giving the impression to the political class that they must reduce the deficit by $4 trillion in the next 90 days to avoid a credit downgrade (S&P, mindful of this violation, is now saying that they’ve been misquoted).