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July 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm § in Misc.

UPDATE UPDATE from Huff Post: 4:10 p.m. — A coalition of Tea Party chapters and conservative lawmakers on Monday rejected the debt proposal put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), despite his efforts to sweeten the deal with provisions favored by his conservative base. The Cut, Cap, Bala[...]

July 25th, 2011 - 10:07 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: British Finance Minister ‘Right-wing nutters’ stop debt deal’

The ‘biggest threat to the world financial system’ comes from the U. S. Congress, Cable said. | AP Photo Close By REID J. EPSTEIN | 7/25/11 Politico Speaking to the BBC about the European rescue package for troubled Greece, U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable said Washington’s politica[...]

July 25th, 2011 - 8:13 am § in Schools & Colleges

American liberal arts colleges: Where art meets science

“America has found a way to bridge a gap that Britain still often stumbles into.” from the Guardian by Jessica Moore In 1959, the British scientist and novelist CP Snow warned of a divide between scientists and “literary intellectuals”. He explained that few of hi[...]

July 25th, 2011 - 7:20 am § in Misc.

Obama’s Weekly Address

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July 25th, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Misc.

Norway suspect member of Swedish Nazi web forum

I truly love Sweden.  This is painful. Two views of Sweden The suspect in the twin attacks that killed at least 92 people in Norway was a member of a Swedish neo-Nazi Internet forum, a group monitoring far-right activity said Saturday. “He created a profile in 2009, with a pseudonym that can [...]

July 25th, 2011 - 1:51 am § in America, Hypocrisy

BREAKING NEWS: TWO REPUBLICANS MAKE SENSE!

Coburn: It’s ‘Stupid And Naive’ To Think We Won’t Have Tax Increases | Combining a bit of basic economic common sense and hard political calculus, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said on CSPAN today that it’s “pretty stupid and naive” to think that anti-tax absolutists like activist Grover Norq[...]

July 25th, 2011 - 1:30 am § in Misc.

Attack of the Dim Bulbs

Dan Farber, professor of law | 7/13/11 | Berkeley Blog The country may be flirting with deadbeat status and risking another financial meltdown, but some people keep their eyes on the prize — they know what’s really important. The House of Representatives yesterday voted on the BULB Act, repealin[...]