The Daily Word in election hangovers, papel picado, Canuck art
State election results, unofficially.
Nate Silver FTW.
Are super-PACs in fact just big, fat money pits?
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake jolted our neighbors to the south.
Big gains for gay marriage equality yesterday...
... but it was a " dark day" for FetishMovies.com and friends.
New Hampshire elected an all-female delegation to Congress.
Indian country victories.
One of many third party bummers.
GMO labels fail in California.
"Below the pagoda a spontaneous, medieval army was massing."
Newspapers are still useful.
Mass MoCA is too far away.
Dark Money Outspends Super PACs
Across the Great Divide
State PAC contributions show deep partisan fissures
Super PAC Special: Big-money phantoms
In the news section this month, we’re running an ongoing series about super PACs, those outside political groups that can spend as much as they want to influence elections. And spend they do, to the tune of more than $185 million so far. We looked at state PACs in the edition of the Alibi on stands right now. For extra fun, we scoped out national PACs in a web exclusive, too.
In our next issue, you’ll get a look at who New Mexico’s top PAC contributors are.
For all the talk about PACs and their fat wads of cash, it turns out two other groups have spent more money on this year’s election than all of the PACs combined—Crossroads GPS (which Heather Wilson used to work for) and Americans for Prosperity, a major Tea Party funder. Because they’re nonprofits and not super PACs, they don’t have to disclose who their donors are.
Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico
Top 10 National Super PACs
With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.
The Daily Word in freedom fighters, not-so-soothing warmth and dark money
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela.
Top Syrian defense ministers, including President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law, were killed in Damascus by a suicide bomber.
Shrinking Greenland ice sheet birthed a Manhattan-sized iceberg.
Track the extent of countrywide drought conditions.
City cracks down on illegal dog breeding.
Investigation of the Little Bear Fire initiated.
Santa Fe is the "best food town."
Senate Republicans heart secret donors.
"Outsized level of influence": an infographic.
The end of Penn State football is a possibility.
Should we be required to vote?
Sorry, but the Olympic mascots creep me out.
Ugh, I need some good news.
Life in an undersea space station.