Monday, July 28, 2014

sites for info

I am trying to find a viable link for First Look Media, a new site where Matt Taibbi will be after leaving Rolling Stone. If anyone has a link that works, please let me know. I am trying to keep my blog list alongside relevant to issues, linking to sites that address real problems and give facts as part of their message. I could even have conservative sites if they weren't full of bluster and distortion. I believe we all benefit from reading and hearing multiple analysis-- but not when it's loaded with insults and lies. I am not out to propagandize here but rather to present one interpretation of what I am reading, sometimes with commenters who present another viewpoint from the same data. That is the world in which we live-- where we can look at the exact same facts and see it totally differently. Talk about weird.

We can do this analysis with humor, solid analysis or sometimes cartoons :)


11 comments:

Wally Blue said...

Like you I'm always looking for reliable sources of information. I want to hear the conservative view point without the far right wing looniness. Realclearpolitics.com is a site that leans toward the conservative without the vituperative rhetoric.

Ingineer66 said...

I am curious what the difference is as well. Were the Reagan and Bush ones mostly stupid things like Executive Orders proclaiming National Hotdog day and things like that? How many times did the Supreme Court vote 9-0 that Reagan or Bush exceeded their Constitutional authority? That is where Obama appears to be different on the surface. But I would like to see the data.

Rain Trueax said...

I could probably look for it but you know our supreme court is pretty right wing. It is doing a lot of things that don't make much sense to the average American. What was the 9 vote one?

Rain Trueax said...

here ya go and they look pretty major to me: Reagan Executive Orders

Wally Blue said...

In reference to the number of times the Supreme Court voted 9-0 against Obama it will be interesting to read this article at Politifact.com

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jun/29/bob-goodlatte/gop-leader-supreme-court-has-ruled-13-times-obama-/

Ingineer66 said...

The most recent was the unanimous decision that he exceeded his authority on the Recess appointments.

Rain Trueax said...

They were deliberately trying to never recess so that he could not appoint any judges, ambassadors or fill upper government positions. That was sneaky and dishonest as they were gone but left a few there to block the executive appointments. So let's see how that works for Americans to not have enough federal judges, 1/4 of our ambassadorships, across the world, aren't filled.

We have a Congress who wants to do nothing to keep the president from having any successes which the people gave him the majority to do. So you like that probably but I do not. They have been sneaky and dishonest. And any seat he fills that way only lasts until the next Congress convenes. They have made a big deal out of this so that righties will think they are doing something right. They are doing nothing!

Rain Trueax said...

And i happen to remember Pelosi pulling the same stunt once upon a time and it was just as dishonest. The Supremes know that the right controls the decisions. Not sure why the left went along but it would not have changed a thing if they had not

Anonymous said...

From Julie,

You asked for suggestions about news and opinion sites. I'd like to recommend Vox.com. It has a simple card system
to break down and explain multiple issues surrounding a news story. I get news information from a variety of sources including Vox.com. It might be a site you would like to add to your blogroll. Keep up the good work.

Rain Trueax said...

Thanks, Julie. I added them :)

Anonymous said...

From Julie,

Thanks for adding Vox.com.
Another heads up. Christian Science Monitor has a political site that you can go directly to at:
CSMonitor.com/USA//DC-Decoder. (You can also find it on the Christian Science Monitor page but scroll to the bottom). This is another resource that offers detailed explanations, too. The subheading is "unlocked and explained".