Grab bag of stories, late May 2012


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Trumpet spit value

All those tabs with interesting stories are clogging up my browser!

It’s time to empty the spit valve — that is, to close some browser tabs with stories about which I’ve thought about writing.  Here’s some from the past few weeks:

Bad News for Obama: Democrats Have a Registration Problem.”

The New Wall Street Racket: Looting Your City, One Block at a Time”

Paul Krugman on How to Fix the Economy – and Why It’s Easier Than You Think”

“Right-Wing Lauds Facebook Co-Founder’s Decision To Renounce US Citizenship: He’s ‘An American Hero’

Zappala won’t charge officers in Jordan Miles case [A police brutality case from Pittsburgh]“

The Top Four GOP Responses To Obama’s Bain Attack”

Chief Dan Hughes: we shouldn’t have let the cops look at the photos; here’s how it happened.

Why Do We Really Get Tattoos? (Posted without comment, but I’m guessing that more than half of the comments here may be about this one.)

And finally, because we know how romantic all of our readers are, there’s this:

Add your own links to read and remember in comments.  Happy reading!


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.