Archive for July 26th, 2011

July 26th, 2011 - 10:00 pm § in Misc.

Math, McKenna, and Doing Away with Higher Ed.

Pudge at Sound Politics Rants: So speaking of how Robert Reich can’t add, I wonder whether Rob McKenna can. He says we should spend the same amount of money — as a percentage of our budget — should be the same now as in 1980. I don’t have all the numbers (and would greatly we[...]

July 26th, 2011 - 11:06 am § in Misc.

GOP Assault on Truth: Why Do Conservatives Pretend They Know More About Science Than Scientists?

Who needs the careful application of the scientific method when congressmen with absolutely no scientific training are making decisions?[...]

July 26th, 2011 - 9:14 am § in Misc.

Who Pays For The Tea Party’s Excesses?

Republican posturing over the debt ceiling is increasing our national debt Patrick Sharma, postdoctoral fellow, The Bancroft Library | 7/20/11 | , Berkeley Blog One of the most important yet least acknowledged aspects of the debt ceiling drama currently gripping Washington is the fact that Republica[...]

July 26th, 2011 - 7:42 am § in Jews, Misc.

With Friends Like This, We Jews Need More Enemies!

By BEN HARTMAN  07/24/2011 Jerusalem Post Anders Behring Breivik lays out worldview including extreme screed of Islamophobia, far-right Zionism, and venomous attacks on Marxism and multiculturalism. Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed nearly 100 people in a combined terror attack Frida[...]

July 26th, 2011 - 4:37 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary Clinton on the Debt Crisis

Euronews: ….in Hong Kong US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to reassure Asian investors. “I am confident that Congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling, and work with President Obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long-term fiscal outlook. W[...]