Tag Archives: Politics
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
Nancy P. gets all lit-crit on BO.
Disclosures on Palin Raise Questions on Vetting Process – NYTimes.com A series of disclosures about Gov. Sarah Palin, Senator John McCainâ€™s choice as running mate, called into question on Monday how thoroughly Mr. McCain had examined her background before putting … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
diesel sweeties: pixelated robot romance web comic Too true.