• Gabriel García Márquez
    The Journalistic Education of Gabriel García Márquez

    By Miles Corwin via CJR In 1955, eight crew members of a Colombian naval destroyer in the Caribbean were swept overboard by a giant wave. Luis Alejandro Velasco, a sailor who spent ten days on a life...

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  • Big Oil Tentacles
    The Denver Post’s ‘Energy And Environment’ Section Is Produced By The Oil And Gas Industry

    By Katie Valentine via ThinkProgress The Denver Post has two energy sections these days, but one isn’t like the other. The paper’s “Energy/Mining” section runs stories from Denver Post reporters and the Associated Press on local energy...

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  • Vulture Trolloc
    A Global Search for Money

    By Lyle Denniston via SCOTUSblog The Supreme Court opens its final argument session of the Term next Monday, and it begins with a one-hour argument at 10 a.m. on the latest round in the long-running controversy over default...

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  • Kid Watching Bright TV
    Michael Copps On Media Consolidation

    Michael Copps joins us to discuss the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger and media consolidation. Michael Copps is Common Cause’s Special Advisor for their Media and Democracy Reform Initiative. From 2001 to 2011 he served as...

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  • Money Mouthed Pig
    Miles Rapoport On Campaign Finance Reform

    Miles Rapoport joins us to discuss the McCutcheon decision and the future of campaign finance reform. Miles Rapoport is president of Common Cause, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing...

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  • Cuban Flag
    Cuba Says U.S. Created Other ‘Cuban Twitter’ Projects

    By Marc Frank via Reuters Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to “subvert” the island’s government and that the revelation this week of a U.S.-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just...

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  • Screen In Metal Eye
    ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ in 2014 Ethiopiana

    By Alemayehu G. Mariam via Pambazuka News The secrecy-obsessed regime in Ethiopia has a huge creepy dragnet of secret electronic surveillance programs to sniff out the deeply-buried secrets of the people of Ethiopia. They spend sleepless nights...

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  • John Podesta
    How ThinkProgress Became ‘Real Competition for Scoops’

    By Andrew Beaujon via Poynter One morning in late February, ThinkProgress‘ climate reporting team met in a narrow conference room with the thermostat set to 72 degrees and a selection of Bigelow teas in one corner. There...

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  • Dr. Margaret Flowers
    Dr. Margaret Flowers On Obamacare

    Dr. Margaret Flowers speaks with Danny about the need to replace Obamacare with a national single-payer healthcare system. Dr. Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician with experience as a hospitalist at a rural hospital and in private...

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  • World Trade Center Ruins
    Citing Broad Public Interest, Newspapers Ask Judge to Deny Bid to Block 9/11 Lawsuit

    By Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers via Broward Bulldog Two Florida newspapers have asked a Fort Lauderdale federal judge to deny the Justice Department’s effort to shut down a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking records from an...

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