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Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Things That Really Matter

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 2nd, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Things That Really Matter
Charles Blow, New York Times
Another week of presidential politics, another outbreak of faux outrage and media manipulation.President Obama’s campaign released an ad trumpeting Obama’s decision to conduct the military raid that ended in the killing of Osama bin Laden. Republicans — and some liberals with too much time and too-short memories — hit the roof. How dare he? How tacky. Below the office and out of bounds.

Bailing Out Bad Choices Isn’t Academic
Charles Hurt, Washington Times
Once again, this town has ground to a halt in another one of its interminable squabbles about how to spend even more of our money that we do not have.The only thing everyone can agree upon is that they do want to spend $6 billion on yet another indefensible bailout.That’s right, years after this town turned the word “bailout” into a dirty word by bailing out banks, car companies, Wall Street, credit card companies — all while we were struggling to pay the light bill and buy groceries — they’re right back at it. 

Obama Reveals New Details of Bin Laden Raid
George Condon, Natl Jnrl
President Obama returns a salute as he steps off the Marine One helicopter upon his arrival on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Obama was returning from an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.