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

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Friday, July 24, 2009

President Obama, Professor Gates and the Cambridge Police (NYT)

supreme court packed

President Obama has never played down the significance of racial discrimination, despite the American obsession that he has transcended race.

The Right Way to Register Voters (NYT)

the Chicago model

America should follow the lead of nations that have put in place the right systems to bring eligible voters into the electorate.

Where the Jobs Are (NYT)

economic reasoning applied

With low-wage work expected to be the most plentiful in the years to come, raising the minimum wage and growth opportunities should be a priority of the White House.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Costs and Benefits (NYT)

next reasoning plateau: perverse side effects.

Pending bills do an excellent job of providing health insurance for uninsured Americans, but Congress must also address the rising cost of health care itself.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Secretary Clinton Goes to India (NYT)

bread cast upon the waters

The United States and India can do a lot to deepen their relationship, but for that to happen India needs to take a more active roll in trade talks and stabilizing the region.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Census Gets a Leader (NYT)

spin called for

The bipartisan support for Robert M. Groves as director of the Census Bureau must not end with his confirmation; lawmakers also need to get behind effort to build public confidence in the census.

Illegal, and Pointless (NYT)

enemies list

A full investigation of the many laws that were evaded in the name of national security during the Bush administration is the only way to ensure these abuses don’t happen again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Promises to Keep (NYT)

elections are the trouble

Having done his damage to a severely damaged campaign finance system, President Obama now has a clear responsibility to fix it.

Fair Pay for Caregivers (NYT)

market justice called for

Further delay in rescinding a measure that denies caregivers fair pay raises the danger that their plight will get mired in the broader debate over health care costs.

The Governor’s Mr. Fix-It (NYT)

Blind leading the blind.

The lawyers will start dueling about Gov. David Paterson’s legal right to appoint a lieutenant, but first he should be applauded for his wisdom and assertiveness.

Friday, July 03, 2009


Palin is doing a Ross Perot.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

An Advocate for Women (NYT)

islam will not come up

We welcome President Obama’s decision to create a new post, White House adviser on violence against women, and his appointment of a seasoned advocate for victims to fill it.

Climate in the Senate (NYT)

iou based economy

The Senate needs to resist calls to weaken the House’s bill capping greenhouse gases and instead make it even better and approve it.

Firefighters and Race (NYT)

close analysis

In ruling against New Haven, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to diversity in the American workplace.


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