One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning in it. We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak. It infects every facet of public life, corrupting our discourse, wrecking our trust in major institutions, lowering our standards for the truth, making it harder to achieve anything…..Share on Facebook
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In early 2012, the two Gulf powerhouses [Qatar and Saudia Arabia ], which are frequently political rivals, were instrumental in setting up a secretive group that operated something like a command center in Istanbul, with representatives from across Syria tasked with funneling free and vital military supplies through Turkey (with the help of Turkish intelligence and Western backing) and across the border into SyriaShare on Facebook
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez tells Univision that the “gang of eight” senators working on an immigration overhaul don’t yet have 60 votes.
“We don’t currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate,” Menendez said, according toUnivision’s translation of the interview, which will air Sunday.Share on Facebook
NYC Mayor….Anthony Weiner is still having issues with photography and technology. His campaign website was erected with a photo of the Pittsburgh skyline instead of a photo of the New York skyline. The misplaced photograph failed to excite New Yorkers and caused a limp reaction.Share on Facebook
This is not to question the qualifications of Penny Pritzker, the Hyatt hotels heiress and Democratic mega-donor Obama nominated. I suspect she’ll be a fine commerce secretary when she is confirmed, as she surely will be.
But her confirmation hearing was a reminder of how wealth is power in Washington.Share on Facebook