THIS TWO-MINUTE YOUTUBE WILL CHANGE (AND EXTEND) YOUR LIFE
IF IT DOESN’T SMELL BAD, IT’S PROBABLY SAFE TO EAT
Mark Lefler: “Ever return from a trip with the clocks blinking 12:00 and wondered how long the power was off and if the food in the fridge was still safe to eat? […]
Nick Hanauer – very rich himself – explains that the rich are not the job creators. From Bloomberg Businessweek:
Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators
by Nick Hanauer
December 07, 2011, 10:22 AM EST
. . . I’ve started or helped get off the ground dozens of companies […]
I’M STARTING TO GET EXCITED
Jerry Garrett: “In the past, you have always gotten so excited when the days begin to get longer. That happens on December 22. However, the earliest sunset occurs about two weeks earlier. In fact, last week. Check out this website for a zip code probably near you.”
IS NEWT NUTS?
Arch an eyebrow at armchair psycho-diagnosis, but acknowledge the importance of a leader’s temperament. (Take McCain: a great American, yet – given a lifelong recklessness, including four plane crashes – not perhaps the best pilot for the the nation. Yet look how close he came to being handed the controls.)
(Did you know that smallpox has killed more people than all history’s wars combined? And that the Brits, in an early example of bio-warfare, gave […]
GAY-BASHING LOSING ITS APPEAL?
Rick Perry’s recent 30-second spot has now been viewed on YouTube a great many times. Last I checked, it had 340,059 dislikes and 7,901 likes – encouraging to those of us who believe Rick Perry is on the wrong side of history, like those who once used the Bible […]
Did you have a chance to read or watch the President’s speech, posted here yesterday?
I know it’s long and we’re all busy – I felt a special bond with Alec Baldwin when I learned American Airlines was impeding our common work flow – but Robert Reich rightly calls it “the most important […]
Yesterday was remarkable. Our President gave a defining speech in Kansas on behalf of the middle class, evoking Teddy Roosevelt. Our Secretary of State called on the nations of the world to afford gays dignity and equality.
Watch Secretary Clinton here.
Watch President Obama here.
Or, if you’re pressed for time:
We have a superbly competent, decent man working to make health care better and more affordable . . . and we fire him. Watch Don Berwick’s interview on ‘UP with Chris Hayes’ and you’ll have a better sense of why (a) the Affordable Health Care Act is a good one; (b) how immensely dysfunctional […]
Tomorrow, Don Berwick.
Today, the view from abroad.
But first . . .
Did you see the spread on Charles in yesterday’s New York Times? Here!
Meanwhile, Construction has begun on the Charles Nolan Reading Room at the High School of Fashion Industries, three blocks south of the Fashion Institute […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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