10 things you need to know today: March 7, 2015

The Week 1.Sen. Robert Menendez will reportedly face criminal corruption charges The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), sources said on Friday. Menendez is accused of doing political favors for a Florida doctor, Salomon Melgen, a close friend and benefactor. CNN, which first broke the news,… More 10 things you need to know today: March 7, 2015

Paul Krugman: Europe Is About To Plunge Back Into Right Wing Fascism

Paul Krugman is no left-wing hack trying to get attention.  American economists should take heed to what he has to say… Addicting Info Paul Krugman has a warning for Europe: Continuing to wage economic war on yourself in the form of austerity will have ugly and violent consequences. Not that they’re listening — austerity is… More Paul Krugman: Europe Is About To Plunge Back Into Right Wing Fascism

10 things you need to know today: August 17, 2014

The Week Unrest returns to Ferguson, pro-Russian rebels down a Ukrainian jet, and more. 1. One shot, seven arrested in Ferguson, Mo. One man was left in critical condition Sunday after being shot in Ferguson, Missouri, as protests continued over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. In addition, seven people were arrested for failing… More 10 things you need to know today: August 17, 2014

10 things you need to know today: June 27, 2014

The Week Obama makes his first request to train and equip Syrian rebels, the U.S. advances in the World Cup, and more 1. Obama requests $500 million in military aid for Syrian rebels President Obama on Thursday asked Congress for $500 million to “train and equip” Syrian opposition fighters — his first request for such… More 10 things you need to know today: June 27, 2014

Huckabee Stokes Fear With Nazi Gun Control Comparison

This story is a few days old, but in light of the persistent fear tactics from the Right to crash and burn any and all attempts at gun safety legislation, it’s still relevant… The National Memo Pastor-politician Mike Huckabee continues to stoke fear and paranoia regarding the sensible gun safety measures proposed in the aftermath… More Huckabee Stokes Fear With Nazi Gun Control Comparison

Fox News Claims Solar Won’t Work in America Because It’s Not Sunny Like Germany

Can they really be that dense over at Fox News or are they just playing to their low-information base? Slate Thanks to Fox News and its expert commentators, millions of Americans now understand the real, hidden reason why Germany’s solar-energy industry is so much further along than ours. Turns out it has nothing to do with… More Fox News Claims Solar Won’t Work in America Because It’s Not Sunny Like Germany

Fox’s Nazi fetish: Beck, O’Reilly, others repeatedly invoke Nazi imagery

Media Matters  reports:  Led by Glenn Beck — who was once condemned by the Anti-Defamation League for saying Al Gore used “the same tactic” as Adolf Hitler — Fox News personalities have frequently invoked Nazi Germany in their political commentary, often comparing progressives to Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and the Nazi “brownshirts.” Beck regularly invokes Nazis, Hitler, Goebbels,… More Fox’s Nazi fetish: Beck, O’Reilly, others repeatedly invoke Nazi imagery