Boehner's dogged pursuit of budget cuts has led to the shutting down of an Army plant in his own backyard. Now the heroic budget slasher is lobbying the Army to keep the plant open. Hopefully this scenario will not provoke another tearful meltdown from Congress' fearless leader.
I agree with basically everything in this article except its constant references to "conservatives" in general. I think he means to say conservative writers, pundits and politicians, because a grouping of conservatives all together would be a pretty wild generalization. This seems to play into the "ruling class" argument made by the authors we read last week.
I am surprised that TJE has not yet posted this article. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing Co. that Boeing cannot build a new factory in South Carolina (a right to work state), but must instead build the factory in Washington state (which has unions). The reason? A Boeing official said that the company could not afford another work stoppage (not a problem in South Carolina). The NLRB immediately condemned this as unlawful employer speech. I am amazed that the NLRB has the audacity to try and tell a private company where it can build its own factory. Needless to say, Boeing has appealed the decision.
So sad that it has gotten to this point. While I think some of the birther freak show will fade away, this article suggests that the birth certificate has led to a whole new wave of conspiracy theories.
One of the reasons I personally dislike Micro-finance. This sounds like fun, lets make poor people buy loans with HUGE interests rates for stuff they don't need. Seems to me that money for food would help out more than giving them money so they can be more "political".
Is this American Spectator article serious? I'm halfway done and I know we will discuss it tonight but I am having some very serious problems with it's discussion of some grand conspiracy by universities to create and promote a "ruling class" run "mostly by Democrats" that seeks evermore power and makes decisions on the grounds of "'science'" (how can an author that seriously puts quotations around the word science be taken seriously?) and secularism. This reads like something off Glenn Beck's chalkboard.
This video shows an NBC news reporter asking a black man at a tea-party rally if he ever feels uncomfortable. Ironically enough, she is actually the one who makes him uncomfortable about his race. His answer is classic, "No, these are my people: Americans."
This is an interview from the NYTimes with Caryl Stern, the CEO of U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She discusses her role as CEO and how she got there - speaking from the "North" as Haass would say. She gives some good advice and tells some interesting stories on how she runs the non-profit. "Her background in the theater has also helped her as a leader, because 'You need to be able to get up and deliver good news and bad news'". Is John Whitney doing what we all should be doing (besides nuzzling up to a drag queen)?
This is kindof similar to something Megan put up a while ago. The author doesn't have any economic evidence, and doesn't really give an explanation of any opposing views, but I thought the argument was interesting and sortof made sense. What do you guys think?