Lunchtime Photo

12 hours 4 minutes ago
Today was the day of the great Mercury transit of the sun. Obviously NASA is the place to go for pictures of this event, which is, to be honest, not super exciting. However, I was curious whether my little camera could capture the transit. I wasn’t hopeful, and when I woke up in the morning […]
Kevin Drum

Here’s How Corporate America Took Over America

12 hours 25 minutes ago
Have American businesses become more concentrated over the past 30 years? Anecdotally, it seems like the answer is yes. The Big 8 accounting firms are now the Big 4. There are only four cell phone companies, soon to be three. Four airlines control 80 percent of the American market. The car industry consolidated into the […]
Kevin Drum

Trump Says Whistleblower Should Be Investigated. Here’s Why That’s Terrifying.

12 hours 34 minutes ago
This morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand that the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal—along with the whistleblower’s attorney and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)—be “investigared [sic] for fraud!” There is, of course, no known evidence that any of those individuals has committed fraud. Rather, the misspelled tweet is a horrifying escalation […]
Jeremy Schulman