The stations' interests and NPR's interests are no longer aligned. That is the elephant in the studio. Schiller tried to improve the stations' lot, but in the end, the stations will fear a stronger NPR.
There were indeed flaws in the investigation of the anti-gay abuse I experienced while a sailor in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain. But AP's conclusion is wrong. The notion that I asked to be hazed is egregious and painful.
Amidst all the blather about "shared sacrifice," there is one other group of powerful people that are largely escaping budget pain, in the plans of leaders of both parties, besides the super-rich: the partisans of the Empire.
The AP story confirms what critics of drug war have said for years: The government is quick to boast about large arrests and seizures, but its efforts result in little, if any, slowdown in the drug trade.
Using skewed numbers and cherry-picked anecdotes, an AP reporter paints a widely misleading picture that hardly relates to what is actually happening in cities across the country grappling with the most fundamental housing issues.