Monday, February 09, 2009

Psyche's News Roundup

Leahy: Investigate Bush Now (your "f*#! you" is going to cost you, Dick)
Who Will Throw the Book at the Bushies?
Ben Smith's Blog: Lugar turns down Air Force One Invite - (Republicans in destroy-the-country mode)

jdledell's Blog | Talking Points Memo | My Israel: (questioned by Shin Bet thugs for blog post -- Israel only wants right-wing Jews)
Preventable deaths at Fort Carson | Salon News Adam Lieberman tried to kill himself when he returned from Iraq. Only then did the Army take his mental health seriously

Obama Aides Rip Cable News, D.C. Media And Political Elite | The Plum Line (You mean The Washington Post?) - Wiki White House: Obama Admin and Technology
Lawyers, Guns and Money: The internet made me a potty mouth

Think Progress » Lieberman: Republicans In The ‘Gang Of Moderates’ Are ‘Heroes,’ Deserve The ‘Congressional Medal Of Honor’ (patting each other on the back)
Ann Coulter Under Investigation For Voter Fraud
Meg Whitman, Former eBay CEO, To Run For Governor Of California (eMeg!)

Resilient Strategy for Times Despite Toll of a Recession - ("Last Grey Lady Standing")
Rick Wolff, "Flip-flops of Economics" (serving business interests)
New Statesman - Glad to be grey?

Obama Pushing Stimulus Plan Through Grass-Roots Support
Obama Backs Rule Change to Modify Mortgages (cramdowns)
On handling the stimulus: 67% approval vs. 31% approval (Republican resurgence!)

The $800 Billion Gamble: Economists Say Stimulus Cuts Could Be "Disastrous" The Senate has compounded the weaknesses in the bill by sharply cutting what economists agree are essential ingredients of a stimulus bill (Susan Collins and Ben Nelson remove the only part of the bill that was stimulating)
Why The Stimulus Is Too Small - "The most shocking thing to me has been to see the Republican Party playing chicken with the economy"
States' only option now is budget pain - Los Angeles Times

Can We Transform the Auto-Industrial Society? - The New York Review of Books
Recruiting Drops at Business Schools -
Boston Review — Always at the After Party

Essays: 'Darwin the abolitionist' by Adrian Desmond | Prospect Magazine February 2009 issue 155
First Things: The Forgotten Story of Postmodernity by Rein Staal
The Joy Of Violent Muslim Sex |

Mythic Birthplace of Zeus Said Found | LiveScience
First Principles - The Regionalist: Vonnegut’s Cradle
Courtenay Semel: Ex-Yahoo CEO Dad Cut Her Off

Op-Ed Columnist - Slumdogs Unite! - - The tsunami of populist rage coursing through America ... is bigger than Obama
Thomas Ricks: War In Iraq Is Not Over ("A lot of people back here incorrectly think the war is over. What I say in this book is that we may be only halfway through this thing.")
Man who led Sen. John McCain's presidential-campaign office in Pueblo arrested for child molestation | Crooks and Liars

Criticized, Putin Says Europe Has Rights Abuses of Its Own - Worldwide Stimulus Battle May Signal Tough Sell for Bank Rescue (yep)
Economic Collapse: the Japanese solution | Spero News: The shareholders and bondholders of Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and any other insolvent banks need to be wiped out

GOP senators 'caved in' on stimulus, Paul says - "It is like they're born-again budget conservatives," Paul said. "Where were we in the past eight years, when we could have done something?
Daily Kos: NY Times: "You Try to Live on 500K in This Town" (Times: rich New Yorkers need their rich)
Trying to Live on 500K in New York City -

Foreign Policy: The List: The World's Most Notorious Prisons
The Virtues of Godlessness - The least religious nations are also the most healthy and successful
IQ vs. Religiosity
Slumdog Millionaire's Child Actors Still Live in 'Grinding Poverty' in Mumbai | PEEK | AlterNet

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