Tag Archives: Politics

The world today

Together The Economist’s article on automation and rapidly increasing technologically-created productivity and a NY Times piece on being in the middle of a paradigm shift in power and influence form the best, most complete summary of the world today that … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics, Society, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Past is prologue.”

Nancy P. gets all lit-crit on BO.

Posted in Politics, Writing and Literature | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Disclosures on Palin Raise Questions on Vetting Process – NYTimes.com

Disclosures on Palin Raise Questions on Vetting Process – NYTimes.com A series of disclosures about Gov. Sarah Palin, Senator John McCain’s choice as running mate, called into question on Monday how thoroughly Mr. McCain had examined her background before putting … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Way To Rub It In

Judge rules White House aides can be subpoenaed – International Herald Tribune Bates, who was appointed to the bench by Bush, issued a 93-page opinion that strongly rejected the administration’s legal arguments. He noted that the executive branch could not … Continue reading

Posted in law, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Those Ungrateful Bastards!

Normally I really like Roger Cohen’s columns but today’s, “The EU in an Irish bog,” is atrocious. He buys hook, line and sink into the rediculous argument that because the Irish have benefitted significantly from EU membership their No vote … Continue reading

Posted in EU, Politics, Writing and Literature | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pot, Kettle

Bushs veto threat provokes skirmish on housing bill – International Herald Tribune Bush, in threatening to veto Franks bill, has called on Congress to pass those two measures as stand-alone legislation. As Democrats tried to bring their bill to the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Peculiar Type of Populism

Big Tax Breaks for Businesses in Housing Bill – New York Times The Senate proclaimed a fierce bipartisan resolve two weeks ago to help American homeowners in danger of foreclosure. But while a bill that senators approved last week would … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Constituents

In Washington, a Split Over Regulation of Wall Street – New York Times The Treasury Department is rushing to complete its own blueprint for overhauling what is now an alphabet soup of federal and state regulators that often compete against … Continue reading

Posted in law, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buckley

(Say his name with some real pop to the B) The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley

Posted in Politics, Writing and Literature | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cynics: Realists you don’t agree with yet

diesel sweeties: pixelated robot romance web comic Too true.

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment