``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

All Fall Down (NYT)

generalized scolding invented

by Thomas L. Friedman
After a near total breakdown of responsibility at every link in our financial chain, now we either bail out the people who brought us here or risk a systemic crash. These are the wages of our sins.

‘The Savior of Broadway,’ Written and Directed by Gerald Schoenfeld (NYT)

you have to be so careful with plaids

Gerald Schoenfeld and his professional partner, Bernard B. Jacobs, saved New York’s commercial theater industry when everyone else had left it for dead.

A Promise to Help Nebraska’s Families (NYT)

every man a king

The state needs to move toward early-intervention programs that help families where they live and expand access to federally subsidized aid for the working poor.

So Who Picked Up the Tab? (NYT)

venality deplored

Speaker Nancy Pelosi should insist that the ethics investigation into Representative Charles Rangel’s affairs move forward.

A Catastrophic Silence (NYT)

the bathos strategy

After the killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant on Long Island, the silence that echoes most painfully is that of the Latino victims of these and other hidden crimes.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Price of Our Good Name (NYT)

self-image considered

Barack Obama must repair this nation’s image and restore its self-respect by closing George Bush’s outlaw prison at Guantánamo Bay.

Eight Years Is More Than Enough (NYT)

joblessness proposed

Barack Obama will need energized federal workers to make effective change, which may mean dumping Republican civil servants intent on sabotaging that effort.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Help Is on the Way (NYT)

veterans as helpless fluff

by Bob Herbert
A new advertising campaign may help troubled veterans come in from the cold and piercingly lonely environment of post-wartime stress.

Ms. Lewis Refuses to Listen (NYT)

Palin for Park Superindendent

Suzanne Lewis, Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent, should be dismissed if she ignores scientists’ warnings that 720 snowmobiles a day would have “major adverse impacts” on the park.

Harmful Lending Practices (NYT)

fault discovered

Federal regulators could have done a great deal more to avert the mortgage crisis by reining in predatory lenders.

If Bankruptcy Hits Detroit (NYT)

free money to be used

Failing to bail out Detroit’s automakers would be a truly irresponsible act and could cause other bankruptcies and mass unemployment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gambling With Lives (NYT)

unauthorized antecedent

The City Council’s decision to suspend a ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos threatens the health of the people who work in them.

The Wrong Place to Be Chronically Ill (NYT)

shame urged

The care the chronically ill receive in this country — or more often did not receive — ought to be a cause for shame.

Honesty About Ethanol (NYT)

hoaxes in conflict

For the sake of the planet, not a particular industry, the E.P.A. must give an unbiased, accurate accounting of ethanol emissions.

Pass the Colombian Trade Pact (NYT)

sound economics should be embraced only when it aligns with feelings.

Walking away from the Colombian free-trade agreement now would alienate many people in Colombia and undermine Washington’s credibility.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Moose Stops Here (NYT)

mind lost

by Frank Rich
The post-election Republican soul searching has featured a convenient amnesia about the party’s race-based “Southern strategy.”

Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (NYT)

many cliches needed

by Thomas L. Friedman
To fight a global financial panic like this, you have to go at it with overwhelming force — an overwhelming stimulus that gets people shopping again.

A Military for a Dangerous New World (NYT)

Al Quaeda Military

To protect the nation, the Obama administration will have the incredible task of rebuilding a military that is overtaxed and ill-equipped.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Prediction - McCain Wins

Based on my ongoing bicycle commute route lawn sign survey, in Central Ohio, it's McCain 25, Obama 7, in the final count.

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