Fri, 1 August 2014
The CIA's been spying on the Senate, and I forget to read the articles about it. Greg Dworkin leads off with "The Tea Party's Image Today," providing hours of fun with some fantastic word cloud illustrations. Also: "Why Am I Moving Left?", one journo's political journey towards Cheeto-muncherism, and the cult of political manliness examined, in "No More Mr. Tough Guy." The mystery of the Google barges is solved, and it's dumber than you might have guessed. Via Atrios, Afghanistan's now more expensive than the Marshall Plan. More about "Moving Left." Making labor organizing a civil right. "Palin of the South" storms out of "Palin-style interview." A for-profit late-stage cancer treatment company pays for FreedomWorks to fight making early detection affordable.