Archive for November, 2009

Dana Milbank – Sweeteners for the South

November 22, 2009

And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote — and to trumpet the financial “fix” she had arranged for Louisiana. “I am not going to be defensive,” she declared. “And it’s not a $100 million fix. It’s a $300 million fix.”…

Landrieu and Lincoln got the attention because they were the last to decide, but the Senate really has 100 Blanche DuBoises, a full house of characters inclined toward the narcissistic.

more fun in the Washington Post.


David S. Broder – David Broder: Fears of health-reform cost are justifiable

November 22, 2009

David Broder: deficit hawk? When you’ve lost DB, you’ve lost the right of left of center of the mainstream media.

Bret Stephens: Two Ground Zeroes –

November 18, 2009

I’ve often admired Bret Stephens clarity of thought, but this takes it to 11:

I have long thought it would be a good idea to bring 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his accomplices to lower Manhattan. In my concept, the men would be taken by helicopter to a height of about 1,000 feet over Ground Zero and pushed out the door, so that they, too, could experience what so many of their victims did in the awful final flickering seconds of their lives.

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