Monthly Archives: February 2009

Investment Corner

Hey fellow US taxpayer, do you remember that $45 billion that former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson dumped into Citigroup? Take a guess what the market value of that $45 billion investment is right now, a mere three and a half … Continue reading

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When Journalists Attack

Over at Huffpo, S.D. Liddick goes off — and I mean really goes off — on another Huffpo journalist, Dahr Jamal, for this article, Iraq’s Teflon Don. A random excerpt: “You hide behind political artifice to lob your mines of … Continue reading

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Republicans Throughout History

Newsifact ponders and conjectures and scratches its head over what response today’s Republican party might have had to some of the great moments in human history. By around 46BC, the Romans had sewage systems to drain waste from homes. In … Continue reading

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Memo from an Alternate Universe

You know what the problem with the Bush Administration was? Too friggin’ liberal, that was the problem. At least according to John Bolton: The former United Nations Ambassador packed the largest ballroom at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel and delivered a … Continue reading

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Is Obama Asking America for Too Much Snackrifice?

Today’s commentary on President Obama’s address to the nation yesterday missed what I thought was one of the key passages, highlighted below, in which the president practiced tough-love by asking America for greater snackrifice in the days ahead. Excerpt from … Continue reading

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Call it the Laugher Curve

As if the Jindal speech didn’t reveal the utter intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the current crop of Republicans, along comes Matthew Yglesias to highlight more financial lunacy from the Grand Old Party: “[Republicans] are also preparing to use the … Continue reading

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Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye

Do you smell that? It’s the acrid stench of Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions going up in flames. Nate Silver: If it sounds like Jindal is targeting his speech to a room full of fourth graders, that’s because he is. They … Continue reading

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