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Austerity Made Simple

By • on January 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

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Olympia Gathers for Chaos

By • on January 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

KAOS is Olympia’s very cool longstanding community radio station. It would be awesome if thousands of people were congregating on our state capitol complex to celebrate it. Alas, they’re descending on Oly Monday to celebrate a different kind of chaos: this year’s state legislative session. And while it’s usually chaotic when, each year, the state [...]

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Media Follies 2012: Local!

By • on January 4, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Here, for the 17th year, is our ETS! list of over-hyped and underreported stories of the year. There’s so many entries that this year we’ve split our list three sections. Our national and international lists are here and here. Add your own in the comments! And as always, here’s to better local news coverage in [...]

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Media Follies 2012: National!

By • on January 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

2012′s Most Over-Hyped National Stories Mitt Romney might win! All year, elite national media persisted in perpetuating the myth that Romney and Obama were running neck-and-neck. The idiocy reached a fever pitch in October. But it was never even close. While media focused on national polls, which are irrelevant to how we elect presidents, adding [...]

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Media Follies 2012: International!

By • on January 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

2012′s Most Over-Hyped International Stories The free market will fix Europe’s financial problems: The free market has been playing hell with Europe for over four years now. It’s past time for other solutions to be tried, ones that don’t use the word or principles of “austerity,” but our media and politicians keep talking about yet [...]

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Year Full of Crazy – Part the Second

By • on January 4, 2013 at 4:31 am

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Year Full of Crazy – Part 1

By • on January 3, 2013 at 4:13 am

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Reclaim Our History Jan. 1-15 2013

By • on January 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

Special Slave Rebellion Issue Jan. 1, 1804: Haitian slaves, led by Jean Jacques Dessalines, declare independence. Haiti becomes first free black nation-state in the world; US refuses to recognize Haiti for the next 70 or so years. 1832: First meeting of New England Anti-Slavery Society. 1834: “On the first of January, 1834, I left Mr. [...]

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