Politics — Barak Obama
- Obama calls economic inequality ‘the defining issue of our time’ – latimes.com
- Matthew Yglesias on Obama Talking Tough On Bank Malfeasance
Politics — Newt Gingrich
- Newt Gingrich Relishes Role Of Antagonist.
- » Quote of the Day Liberal Values
“Newt Gingrich says he wants to get rid of Social Security. Who is more qualified to give this country financial advice than a guy who ran up a half-million dollar bill at Tiffany?” –David Letterman
“Newt Gingrich wants to repeal child labor laws. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the man that we need to lead us into the 18th century.” –David Letterman
- Little Green Footballs – Video: Newt Gingrich Jokes About Public Housing at a 2007 Fundraiser
Politcs — Mitt Romney
- Time to look into Romney’s so-called economic plan and get down to brass tacks in analyzing it so here I go….Romney’s Economic Plan | Power Line ,…The link from this Powerline article that is supposed to be to the actual full length plan returns a ‘Page Not Found’ error but I was able to find it over here on the Washington Post site.
- Romney Economic Plan: Of The 1%, By The 1%, For The 1% | ThinkProgress
- Romney Lays Out Plan to Revive Economy – NYTimes.com
- A Closer Look at Romney’s Economic Plan – NYTimes.com
Now that we’ve had a day to digest Mitt Romney’s economic plan, Matthew Yglesias looks between the lines and finds what he calls an “agenda on social welfare policy that’s basically every bit as extreme as anyone else’s.”
So although Robert Reich calls the plan “unremarkable” and “way too reasonable for the current G.O.P.,” Mr. Yglesias points out that Mr. Romney’s commitment to lower taxes will have to come at the expense of something, and that something could very well be Medicare.
- Robert Reich (Romney’s Jobs Plan)
- Achieving Mitt Romney’s Tax Fantasy Would Require Medicare Repeal | ThinkProgress
- The Gang of 14 is Dead | Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community
- Breast Cancer, PPACA, and a Change of Heart About President Obama | Angry Black Lady Chronicles
- Little Green Footballs – Rick Perry: Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’
- Blagojevich Sentence: 14 Years In Prison For Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (PHOTOS, LIVE BLOG, VIDEO)
- Michelle Kraus: Liberals Our Affair With Jon Huntsman Is Over
Climate & Climate Politics
- Naomi Klein’s Inconvenient Climate Conclusions – NYTimes.com
- 16,000 People Ignore Jim Inhofe’s Lame Video Message, in Which He Claims Durban Talks Are “Being Ignored” | ThinkProgress
- GLOBAL WARMING<br>Just 2 degrees, a prescription for disaster according to NASA scientist | BREAKING NEWS | Sky Valley Chronicle Washington State News
- Global warming evangelist has a message for West Texas – latimes.com
- » Huntsman Joins Rest Of Republican Party In Rejecting Science Liberal Values
- Little Green Footballs – At the Heritage Foundation, Jon Huntsman Goes Anti-Science
- Julia Galef writting on Prof. Massimo Pigliucci’s blog wrote an excellent article on Rationally Speaking: How rationality can make your life more awesome I’ll only quote from the last two paragraphs:
…Rationality breaks your habit of automatically trusting your instinctive, emotional judgments, encouraging you instead to notice the beliefs underlying your emotions and ask yourself whether those beliefs are justified.
It also trains you to notice when your beliefs about the world are being colored by what you want, or don’t want, to be true. Beliefs about your own abilities, about the motives of other people, about the likely consequences of your behavior, about what happens after you die, can be emotionally fraught. But a solid training in rationality keeps you from flinching away from the truth — about your situation, or yourself — when learning the truth can help you change it.
I’ve always enjoyed reading Julia Galef’s contributions to Massimo Pigliucci’s Rationally Speaking blog (Massimo Pigliucci is the author of the book Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk) but today was the first time I took a trip over to the blog she writes with her brother, Measure of Doubt and I just added it to the list I follow via Google Reader.