Kelly English, the chef-owner of Restaurant Iris and Second Line in Memphis was already one of my favorite regional chefs and someone I knew to be a great guy. I’ve had his food a number of times and always loved it. He’s got Oxford roots, too– went to Ole Miss and had his [...]
News reports about Christie’s childhood friend appointed to the Port Authority state:
A letter from David Wildstein’s attorney says “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he [...]
The national media is getting all ready to get worked up with the idea that the primary race between Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel is going to be a real contest. Sam Hall on his Clarion Ledger blog noted a story in the National Journal yesterday. After noting that seven sitting Republicans have [...]
Gov. Bryant wrote Blue Cross Blue Shield and said he was going to issue an executive order mandating they allow the hospitals they’d struck from their system back in, under the prior contract, until a deal was struck.
Blue Cross Blue Shield responded with a federal court civil rights action.
Kingfish has the documents [...]
Some anecdotal evidence that yes, they are tracking internet searches, from the blog of freelance writer Michelle Cantalano.
In a small family, the wife, contemplating a speedier way of cooking lentils, does some internet searches about pressure cookers. Meanwhile, the husband does some shopping for back packs. And, reading up on the news, their teenage [...]
Seriously, that’s what they’re saying. ProPublica did a Freedom Of Information Act Request. They report the response:
[A]sk the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.
“There’s no central method to search an [...]
Hearing this bit from an NPR story this morning…
And on government surveillance of Americans, Obama said, Americans volunteer a lot of this information daily.
“You’ve got private companies that have a lot more data and and a lot more details about emails and phone calls than the federal government does,” he said.
So this bugging-the-entire-internet thing is going to kinda crush Obama’s credibility when he complains to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Chinese hacking, isn’t it?