Category Archives: News To Make You Furious

News To Make You Furious- Greg Palast’s “Best Democracy Money Can Buy”

It seems like a column called “News To Make You Furious” is an exercise in redundancy these days.  The last year (at least!) of news has been a virtual volcano of vitriol as our nation’s election system has sputtered and … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Wells Fraudo

There’s always a LOT of horrible things to choose from for News To Make You Furious, but the things that actually make us most Furious aren’t the ones that are just bad, but where there’s an obvious solution that’s being … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- The Dumbing Down of America

Where does the word “idiot” come from?  It goes back to the inventors of democracy, the Greeks, who coined the term to describe people who didn’t (or couldn’t) participate in public life.  Athenian “idiots” lived under laws and rules written … Continue reading

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Bad is bad, but EXACTLY how bad is it?

For four months we’ve heard Bernie Sanders, one of the first in a growing chorus, decry the large and growing income inequality in our country.  You’re probably familiar with most of the headline facts; the widest income gap since the 1920’s, … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- SCOTUS kills the 4th Amendment

Once upon a time there was a king who felt sure some of his subjects were breaking the law, but he wasn’t exactly sure which ones.  “I’ll search everyone!” said the king.  “If they’ve done something illegal I’ll slap them … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Puerto Rico in the Crosshairs

Puerto Rico isn’t a state, and it’s not a country.  It’s been a territory of the United States since 1898, meaning although Puerto Ricans pay tax and are subject to American law, the don’t get to vote and their decisions … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- On the Edge, with 47% of America

Google “47%” and you’ll get a lot of hits for Mitt Romney’s comments from 2012.  They’re scary enough, but dig deeper and you’ll find a recent article from The Atlantic magazine that’s even scarier.  Neal Gabler writes about the ups … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Doubt is a disease.  Meet the carriers.

The certainty of Science is paradoxically built around questions and doubt.  The most revered theories can always be overthrown by better ones, and some big ones have fallen in the past.  No matter how sure we are of today’s science there’s … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Kiss Your Courts Goodbye

Do you remember paragraph 14 of the User Agreement you accepted when you signed up for the Pickle-of-the-Month Club?  No?  Well, of course not, no one reads those things!  But maybe we should.  Nowadays, paragraph 14 contains an innocent-sounding clause … Continue reading

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2015’s Amalgam of Acrimony

You might think people would avoid a column that specifically promises to make them angry, but News To Make You Furious is one of our most consistently popular columns.  We think it’s because every month we try to talk about … Continue reading

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