My only regret is that I didn’t know to suggest this in time for you to see the first three episodes. But you’ll quickly catch on. It is to the Legislative Branch what the West Wing is to the Executive. Tonight on NBC at 8pm.
Donald Millinger: ‘While you may be heartened by […]
Click here. Enjoy. (Where would we be without great Texas women like Ann Richards, Liz Smith, Marie Brenner, and – as per this latest column – Molly Ivins?)
AH, THE BIBLE CLUB
And here. This one’s not about your money, as Molly’s is. It’s about teaching kids in Kentucky […]
Jim: ‘I say my tax-deferred interest income is not like money coming into my budget; my wife says it is part of my income. We don’t receive it as cash; it compounds. Should this be included as part of my income to budget with?’
☞ I prefer your approach because it’s more conservative. Ideally, your […]
[Sorry if you had trouble reaching yesterday’s column – and for its length, if you did reach it. It was the Internet worm.]
MOVE OVER, LAKE WOBEGON!
Paul Lerman: ‘In regard to your wonderment at . . . ‘the Republicans’ skill at persuading so many folks, who don’t earn $300,000 or $3 million, that […]
Dan Marcucci: ‘Thanks for that idiotic thing about ten men going to dinner. It is truly idiotic. The part of the story that really grates is the premise that all ten men are eating the same dinner. In reality, the first four men receive a crust; the last man, a feast.’
☞ Also grating: […]
Going out on a date this weekend? Need a little confidence builder? You will surely want to click here.
Ever wonder how fast you are cruising the internet? Click here and you’ll see. (Thanks to Alan Light for this link.) I have two laptops running simultaneously from the same […]
SAVINGS BONDS WILL NOW HAVE TO BE HELD A YEAR
A small change to be aware of: The minimum holding period for Series EE and Series I bonds has been extended from 6 months to 12 months beginning with bonds issued next month. But you can still buy them on-line with […]
You probably saw that the Supreme Court upheld Congress’s 20-year copyright extension. The Court said it may have been bad public policy, but the Congress was well within its bounds to make bad policy on this.
(Basically, copyrights already applied for the lifetime of the author and 50 years beyond, or for 75 […]
The market was closed yesterday, but I couldn’t hold back with the idiotic thing about 10 men going to the $100 dinner any longer. For those who missed it, Rick Hertzberg does it much better in this column from last week’s New Yorker. Rick’s essay does not deal with the dinner parable directly. […]
Here it is. It’s been going around the Internet for nearly two years, but judging from the increasing frequency of late, it seems to have enjoyed new life. [My comments are in brackets.]
I was having lunch with one of my favorite friends last week and the conversation turned to the government’s recent round of […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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