News of the World – Approved by the Anti-Robot Inundation Army

Democracy & Politics:


  • Mother Jones’ 18-Month Investigation Into Private Prisons Was Just Nominated for an Emmy
    by Mother Jones on July 25, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    It’s been more than a year since Mother Jones published its blockbuster multimedia investigation into human rights abuses in private prisons, senior reporter Shane Bauer’s “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard.” Since then, the exposé has gone on to win more than 18 wins and nominations, including the National Magazine Award for Best [… […]

  • Senate Votes to Proceed With Something or Other
    by Kevin Drum on July 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    While I was out to lunch, I guess the Senate voted to proceed with debate on the Republican health care bill. They still don’t know which bill they’re going to debate, but they’re going to debate anyway. Welcome the world’s greatest deliberative body. […]


Culture Wars:
  • Ryan Defends Mueller Against Trump
    by Ed Brayton on July 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Donald Trump is trying like hell to paint Robert Mueller as some sort of partisan figure bent on destroying him, a portrayal that is laughable to anyone not completely blinded by their own partisanship. Even Paul Ryan says this is the opposite of reality. Asked why Republicans aren’t defending the President, Ryan stressed that Mueller, [Read More... […]

  • Wallnau: Witchcraft is Hurting Trump’s Family!
    by Ed Brayton on July 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Christian con man and Trump sycophant Lance Wallnau (also a self-declared prophet) says that prayers are working to protect Trump from spells cast by “witches,” but now those spells are bouncing off him and on to his family. So you have to pray for them too, you know. “People are praying for the president, but [Read More... […]


Anarchy:

Media:
  • Doubt It
    by WNYC Studios on July 21, 2017 at 4:00 am

    There’s new research about how people process information, errors, and corrections. A look at what those findings tell us about the efficacy of journalism. Plus, how unethical research practices and liberal bias have created a cloud of doubt in the world of social science research. And, eight months after the election, Brooke and Bob reflect on OTM’s coverage of the […]

  • Not Repealed, Not Replaced
    by WNYC Studios on July 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    After the Republican Party’s seven-year attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act kicked the bucket this week, Donald Trump declared that he would “let Obamacare fail.” He has plenty of options for moving that failure along and his actions inevitably would hit poor people the hardest, a fact that does not surprise Jack Frech who spent 30 years serving the poor […]