Mitch McConnell says — in prepared remarks, not a slip of the tongue — that “by any measure, Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country.” So here’s another measure: jobs. George W. Bush handed Barack Obama an economy hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month. Barack Obama pulled us back from the brink of [...]
Yes, there was a column yesterday, I was just a dozen hours late posting it. It was much better than today’s column, so if you’re short on time, read that one.
FREE-QUENT FLIER MILES
There is a general point here even if you have no American Express platinum card (and why would you? it costs [...]
I know, I know. A little early for this. Still, I figured you should know.
If it’s Mitt, as teased here in the New York Times, it will come down to: THIRD TIME’S A CHARM versus THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT. But it’s not gonna be Mitt (as explained here in Buzzfeed). Which makes the stakes 32 days from [...]
The good news is that $23,000 in Singaporean dollars is only $18,400 US.
The bad news? That’s just the one-way fare.
But look what you get.
This is someplace between “heaven” and “an obscenity” depending on your world view. (Both, if you share mine.) It’s certainly a lighter carbon footprint than owning [...]
There is so too much “big” money in politics — especially secret money. Most Democrats would like to fix that; Republicans block efforts at disclosure.
Another difference: Democrats want to make it easy to vote so more people will. Republicans want to make it harder, so more people won’t. Look, for example, at how [...]
. . . what Carmen Segarra witnessed going on at the Fed was so alarming, she started secretly making recordings of what she experienced as [...]
And guess which class is winning. The New Yorker brings the story to life. Can you imagine living on $8.50 an hour — in New York! — as Tapia does, after 14 years’ service? Where would be the harm if she and other fast food and hotel employees (to take two good [...]
I thought my friend’s sister’s Facebook post was so beautiful, and — in the event some of us do not get to live forever — so wise, I wanted to share it:
I asked my brother Matt to post this note to you all from my Facebook page after my journey came to an end.
Did you catch Jon Stewart’s clip of the Republican-controlled House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology? You have to watch. It would be funny if — to quote former Republican Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative Monday — climate change were not “the single biggest risk to the global economy.” (Well, in truth, [...]
WORST DAY OF MITCH McCONNELL’S POLITICAL LIFE
Listen, I don’t hate a lot of people and I don’t even hate Mitch McConnell. He’s just entirely and completely awful. I once actually testified before a Senate committee he chaired — on his side of the issue — and he was still awful. I’ve already mocked his [...]
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Quote of the Day
In finance, decay is more colorful than probity, and the prevailing direction of change in the past generation has only enriched the content of the narrative.~James Grant, Money Of The Mind
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