Mike's Blog Round Up
July 19, 2015

Economist’s View: The Fed seems poised to raise interest rates in September. Better later than sooner.

Crooked Timber: Expense account management from here to Timbuktu.

No Fracking Way: New study from Columbia, University of Pennsylvania reveals higher hospitalization rates for those living near fracking and oil drilling sites.

We Are Respectable Negroes: Knowing what happened after Appomattox is just as important as what came before.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
“Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance. Our cause was so just, so sacred, that had I known all that has come to pass, had I known what was to be inflicted upon me, all that my country was to suffer, all that our posterity was to endure, I would do it all over again.” (Jefferson Davis, former Confederate president, 1881)

Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round for the last time this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Explore more

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.