This is my tipping point. Unless and until sanity returns to the American political system, I will not participate in it in any capacity. The only exception is the possibility that a sane third party arises with a credible promise of reform. That is all. [...]
The paranoid cynic in me has to ask, given the “Democratic” Senate’s obstructionism on closing Camp X-Ray, did Obama whisper to someone that he didn’t really want this right now? Did he twist any arms to get what [...]
Says Obama Admin, ‘Gays: let’s kick ‘em down [...]
Nobel Prize-winning Paul Krugman despairs over the plan as he understands it now (we’ll see if that changes now that we have an “official” unveiling”).
Also-very-smart Brad DeLong shares a less popular but sunnier outlook and offers an FAQ. He also reassures us that if toxic assets are not already fundamentally under-valued, “then we have worse [...]
If you enjoy the gallows humor, then the last few days since it was revealed that AIG is paying big bonuses to the managers that ran their business into the ground have probably been a real laugh riot for you.
Personally, I think that Dodd, Geithner & Obama deserve every bit of egg they get on their [...]
I guess it’s reasons like this that budgets are hard to balance, but I think this is step in the wrong direction.
If this is really the problem:
Right now, if a middle class family donates a dollar to their favorite charity, they get a 15-cent deduction, but Warren Buffet and Bill Gates make the same donation and [...]
Factcheck.org says he got some stuff wrong… but looking at it, it’s nothing terrible. Certainly doesn’t approach the sixteen word world record for wrongness in a SOTU.
I didn’t watch. I followed NPR’s tweets for a while before I turned in. So not much else from me. I hear Bobby J. didn’t thrill [...]
And says it so much better than I can.
Followers of a cult of personality will allow their leader to get away with almost anything; believers in justice and basic legal principles will remain loyal to those principles first, not to any individual politicians.
Our lives, property, and liberty are best secured through the existence of strong laws [...]
I’m going to take a few minutes to read, per Gibbs’ suggestion, the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan executive summary (pdf). Even after I do it, I won’t know what to think… because I really don’t understand these topics. I just thought the video was funny.
I think it’s funny too, in a sad kind of way, [...]
Human Rights under Obama…
Strike three, and [...]