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The Ryan Budget

Easily the most wonky, policy oriented blog post you’ll read this week. If you want to understand the budgets proposed by Ryan and Obama, it’s important to read. And I’m not saying that spending shouldn’t be reduced… The Ryan Sinkhole –  “Function 920 represents a category called ‘allowances’ that captures the budgetary effects of […]

climate change

So I’m blogging again… The Battle Over Climate Science | Popular Science “In the late 1990s, Mann developed a graph that demonstrated a recent and dramatic uptick in global mean surface temperatures. The hockey-stick-shaped curve has become emblematic to both sides of the climate debate. To the vast majority of climate scientists, it represents evidence, […]


man, I don’t know, but this photo brings tears to my eyes: November 4th, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC (borrowed / stolen from… he is a great source of all things internetty)

Great article from the New Yorker archives

i think this is a great article on Obama, before he was on the national scene. Jan Schakowsky told me about a recent visit she had made to the White House with a congressional delegation. On her way out, she said, President Bush noticed her “obama” button. “He jumped back, almost literally,” she said. “And […]

for those not keeping score at home

here’s a little background on McCain’s campaign manager. This link, circa 2006, comes to us from the always excellent talking points memo. John McCain has signed up GOP operative Terry Nelson as his campaign manager — yep, that would be the same Terry Nelson who produced the infamous, racially-charged “bimbo” ad attacking Dem Tennessee Senate […]

Robert Reich on the Gas Tax

Just one more link about the gas tax, and then I’ll stop. I promise. This comes from Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Listen to Economists When asked this morning by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos if she could name a single economist who backs her call for a gas tax holiday this summer, HRC said “I’m […]

raise it

you have to click through to this article, just for the picture if nothing else: Gas-Tax Holiday = Cheap Votes a gas-tax holiday is the worst idea i have ever heard. it will save you $30. it will create more profits for oil companies (as they raise prices to fill the gap), it will set […]