The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes: He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2008
The Economist does not have a vote but Back in 2000 America stood tall as the undisputed superpower, at peace with a generally admiring world. The main argument was over what to do with the federal governmentâ€™s huge budget surplus. … Continue reading
That’s not Malted milk ball eyes atop a noodle monster! The Times is going downhill. Pretty soon they’ll be using captions like man with beard and sandals on a cross or boy with elephant head.
I came across this again. No, seriously. Remember Republicans? Sober men in suits, pipes, who’d nod thoughtfully over their latest tract on market-driven fiscal conservatism while grinding out the numbers on rocket science. Remember those serious-looking 1950’s-1960’s science guys in … Continue reading
This triggered my gag reflex the first time I read it but after I read it a few times my stomach settled down and now I think I might kind of like it. Many people have tried to articulate what … Continue reading
Obama made his name by giving great, set piece speeches like the magnificent Walls of Jericho speech at the Ebineezer Church but, since the primary election has been over, he seems to have very consciously toned it down a little. … Continue reading
The reason VP Candidates need lots of money to spend on clothes.
Why should someone earns more pay more taxes than someone earns less? Old McCain: “I think it’s to some degree because we feel, obviously, that wealthy people can afford more.” Doctor’s daughter: Aren’t we getting closer and closer to, like, … Continue reading
Greenspan Concedes Error in Regulatory View – NYTimes.com Mr. Greenspan said he had made a â€œmistakeâ€ in believing that banks in operating in their self-interest would be sufficient to protect their shareholders and the equity in their institutions. Mr. Greenspan … Continue reading