Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fake news more informative than real news

In these days of newspaper bankruptcies, one frequently hears the complaint that the younger generation doesn’t read newspapers and is therefore less informed than their elders.  The other day I heard a laid-off journalist on NPR turning that last supposition … Continue reading

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Bankers can’t build cars

Let’s just call it “fair and balanced.”  Yes, GM’s debtholders are crying to the media and the government that the offer they’re getting is not “reasonable” is “absurd,” and “amounts to using taxpayer money to show political favoritism of one … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

A few brief notes on the GM announcement and press conference and the auto bailout in general: From the NY Times live blog After restructuring, GM will be 89% owned by the U.S. government and the UAW via the union’s … Continue reading

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History in the Mix

We’ve all been watching and reading the denunciations, from the right and the left, of Wall Street and Obama’s alleged complicity in enriching the rich.  History has become something of a motif in these “debates.”  For instance, conservatives claim that … Continue reading

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You ought to give Iowa a try…

Justice moves slowly.  But in this case it was worth the wait.  In August 2007, an Iowa district court ruled the state’s Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.  Today, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld that ruling and same-sex marriage will begin … Continue reading

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