Archive for April 5th, 2012

Bob Rae: Government MPs and ministers misleading Parliament on F35s

- April 5th, 2012

Today in the House of Commons, Liberal Leader Bob Rae asked the Speaker to rule on this point of privilege, claiming that the House has been misled by government ministers and MPs on the F-35. Here is his argument:

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TAL the week after: Take the Money and Run for Office

- April 5th, 2012

The weekly NPR radio show This American Life made headlines last month for retracting a story it aired about Apple’s manufacturing problems in China. One of the reasons this was such a big story was because TAL, as it’s known, had a history of doing excellent, detailed, long-form journalism. So when it had to pull back from the Apple story, well, that was big news.

Well, the week after it spent the entire episode retracting the Apple story, it’s back with a hallmark example of the kind of work that’s made it such a popular show — a somewhat depressing inside-the-Beltway look at fundraising in U.S. politics. Read more…