Category Archives: Important Current Events

Obama’s answer to Rudy/Palin mocking of Constitution

From the Washington Post: It was in St. Paul last week that Palin drew raucous cheers when she delivered this put-down of Obama: “Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he’s worried that someone won’t read … Continue reading

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DNC Cable News Coverage

If the Democrats lose this election, I’m pointing a finger at cable news networks. In the last 2 minutes of coverage on CNN, from the 70,000 people in the stadium, they panned to Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Matthew Modine, and … Continue reading

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Obama/McCain Tax Cuts/Hikes

I try not to be too political in this space, but I’m glad to see a fair amount of balanced (or at least investigative rather than speculative) pieces being written about the issues dominating the upcoming presidential elections. This past … Continue reading

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All the Oil We Need?

The New York Times has a very interesting, and refreshingly unbiased (IMO), opinion piece today about how vulnerable the US really is to geopolitical causes of oil supply shocks. A key point: Some policy makers and analysts worry that these … Continue reading

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Street Art Memorial For Solve

My neighborhood, River West, has developed more slowly than I’d like in my six years living here. Part of the reason for that is the many buildings and plots owned by one man who has refused to sell or fix … Continue reading

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The Real Test

So I suppose the real test here is to measure Barry Bonds’ balls. Explainer: Can Steroids Enlarge Your Head? [Slate]

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The International Politics Version of Bad Idea Jeans

From the NYT: A new and classified American military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to … Continue reading

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But Did He Ask Her to Keep the Change?

There are so many disturbing angles to this story, that one can’t read this without being outraged — nor without hearing boump-chicka-boump-boump and imagining Tara Reid’s star turn after it’s optioned for Skinemax. Via Defamer.

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