Tuesday, June 30

And to follow-up on Sanford with a quote from Dowd: The Republican Party will never revive itself until its sanctimonious pantheon — Sanford, Gingrich, Limbaugh, Palin, Ensign, Vitter and hypocrites yet to be exposed — stop being two-faced.

Friday, June 19

Gaia's evil twin: Is life its own worst enemy?
A number of recent discoveries have cast serious doubt on the Gaia hypotheses. Two lines of research are especially damning: one comes from deep time - the study of ancient rocks - and the other from models of the future. Both overturn key Gaian predictions and suggest that life on Earth has repeatedly endured "Medean" events - drastic drops in biodiversity and abundance driven by life itself - and will do so again in the future.

Thursday, June 18

Radley Balko had my exact thoughts when I learned about the new tourism promotion plan.

Wednesday, June 3

History shows the prospects for Government Motors are poor.
History also shows that the prospects for Detroit need not be as bad.

Tuesday, June 2

NY Times:
It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism. But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry.
Wait, they call it capitalism but more accurately it would be called corporatism.
With the publication of today's ridiculous headline, "GM Collapses Into Government's Arms," the Wall Street Journal has self-downgraded its journalistic integrity.
Most overused cliché of the recession: "The next shoe to drop..."