Monthly Archives: January 2010

Nope and Noper: House Repubs, Senate Repubs






Nope and Noper: House Repubs, Senate Repubs —Haley Barbour: Dems “trying to ram health care down our throats”Not much heat or light from the Sunday talk shows today, with prominent Republicans understandably subdued after the president’s very persuasive appearance at the GOP retreat in Baltimore Friday. Video links of Obama’s speech and Q&A with GOP House Read More

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Good State of the Union address; self-serving ‘analysis’ the morning after






Good State of the Union address; self-serving ‘analysis’ the morning after Two days after the Massachusetts special election for the senate was safely over, Goldman Sachs announced its fourth quarter 2009 earnings and projected bonuses. The huge bank, a top recipient of Bush

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News coverage in Haiti






Keith Olbermann on Countdown is giving a commendably succinct but eloquent description, with interviews, of what is happening in the quake region in Haiti right now.This BBC overview fills in; near-continuous coverage on CNN and MSNBC help clarify the picture. The bright side is the global and U.S. outpouring of support. The dark side is Read More

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Haiti needs primitive transportation






In Haiti, collapsed roads threaten to keep desperately needed supplies–water, food, medicine–from the people who need them. The airspace at the airport is currently saturated, all flights barred until 8:00 EST tonight. And when supplies get to airport or piers, how to get them to where they are needed is a quandary. There is no Read More

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Rudy Giuliani: A noun and a verb and a What was that again?






Rudy Giuliani: A noun and a verb and “We had no domestic attacks under Bush”   Giuliani has outdone himself, not easy to do. After campaigning

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