Friday, May 07, 2010
GLAD SHE'S NOT PRESIDENT Just saying
Several major Democratic officials spoke positively about the proposal, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Noting that the State Department already had the authority to rescind the citizenship of people who declare allegiance to a foreign state, she said the administration would take “a hard look” at extending those powers to cover terrorism suspects. “United States citizenship is a privilege,” she said.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Based on what I've read so far, Solicitor General Elena Kagan doesn't seem like that good a fit for the Supreme Court.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This is some
dark, dark business
Thursday, February 18, 2010
CNN and I seem to have different ideas about what counts as
The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN. Federal officials told CNN the plane was a Piper Cherokee PA-28 they believe belonged to Joseph Andrew Stack. Two F-16 fighter jets were sent from Houston as a precaution, but federal authorities said preliminary information did not indicate any terrorist connection to the crash.
the principle at work here?
Friday, February 05, 2010
is disturbing on a lot of levels.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
President Barack Obama?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Remember back when Rahm Emanuel used to tell
people they were
Friday, December 04, 2009
Brad DeLong, a long-time fan of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, seems to be having
Thursday, December 03, 2009
There's been a lot of
of the hold Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has placed on the Bernanke reappointment. In each piece I've read, there's inevitably been a boilerplate line stipulating that, despite the criticism the Fed Chair has come in for, he has more than enough votes for confirmation.
But is this so? Has anyone actually counted heads?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The next Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care event focusing on Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is
Tuesday, November 24 at 11:30 a.m.
A WORTHY CAUSE
Monday, October 26, 2009
PART OF THE PROBLEM?
The New York Times
what must be said. Good for them.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
ANOTHER JULIE MYERS? This
is troubling. Especially if you read all the way to the bottom.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
WES ANDERSON? REALLY?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Guess we better close all the libraries--with their public funding and their peculiar business models.
I mean, how are private bookstores supposed to compete when the government just goes around loaning books to people
Friday, May 01, 2009
HE'S STILL ARLEN SPECTER
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
CLARIFY HIS MIND
Doesn't it seem like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would benefit more than a bit from a
Sunday, March 08, 2009
, top Federal marginal tax rates from the 1920s to the present:
The slight uptick shown in the final column (at right) is
--it assumes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The New York Times says that Harold Pinter, the playwright behind THE CARETAKER, THE HOMECOMING and other seminal works is dead at 78.
CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel . Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.