Bezos Might Also Like. . .

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My Atlantic colleague Marc Ambinder tweeted an Amazon like set of options for Jeff Bezos, who is making a wow wow wow purchase of the Washington Post: Marc Ambinder ‏@marcambinder Based on your previous purchases, Jeff Bezos, you might also like: — The Los Angeles Times — The Orlando Sentinel — Newsweek Based on your interest in this post, you might also like to check out at Amazon Marc Ambinder’s Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry.

Why Would the Muslim Brotherhood Believe in Voting Now?

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Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are heading to Egypt, apparently as symbols of democratic magnanimity that losers in political contests should not be rounded up and thrown in prison. Graham told CNN that President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry believed it would be useful to send Obama’s presidential opponent to Egypt to reinforce to Egypt’s military a message of political inclusiveness. Senator Graham said: I think it really does demonstrate how democracy works. They didn’t…

Hindery Report on Real Unemployment

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For those interested in following the “real unemployment” rate, which businessman Leo Hindery and others have been promoting as a better measure of unemployment than the more limited data on official unemployment which the government and media tend to prioritize, I attach his letter: In July 2013, the number of Real Unemployed Persons decreased by 412,000 to 22.2 million and the Real Unemployment Rate decreased by 0.25% to 14.0%, as summarized below. Friend, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced…