Category Archives: Everything We Know is Total BS

Hoist on their own petard: Republicans without IDs turned away from polls

By Olivia LaRosa, May 21, 2014 The Constitution was written before the Industrial Revolution. Republicans want you to believe that such an ancient document needs no modern interpretation. To which you should reply: “Nonsense.” I will be keeping track of … Continue reading

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NYT: How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research

by Olivia LaRosa, Decembrrr 19, 2013 I responded thusly: Elsevier and the like exist only to make money. That can best be done by stifling academic freedom. And if you can pile up a few dollars while throttling free thought, … Continue reading

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The Rise of Establishment Reporting; viz. the Mainstream Media

http://fair.org/slider/the-rise-of-establishment-reporting/ A crisis in journalism lasted from the 1890s until the 1920s. Party-driven journalism had disintegrated, the increasingly lucrative and powerful newspaper magnates ruled their independent empires and exercised considerable political power, and the pursuit of profit sometimes led to … Continue reading

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My Take: Average Age For SSDI Recipients Increases to 53

By Olivia LaRosa, May 24, 2013 Here is an example of what a health care system that really actually takes care of people’s health might do for the “health” of the Social Security Disability system. My original injury occurred in … Continue reading

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The Shale Recipe: Public Relations at its Best

By Olivia LaRosa December 20, 2012 The first of the “Everything We Know is Total BS” series. Thank you Scott, my West Coast energy correspondent, for sending on the article that got me started here. It used a line from … Continue reading

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