Archive for September, 2008

Everyone seems to acknowledge that California’s financial system has on the verge of collapse. The 80-day budget crisis that we are just now, hopefully, past and the sham of a budget that emerged from the crisis are only the latest, brutal, undeniable pieces of evidence. The major reform being suggested is elimination of the 2/3 […]

“Lazy iconoclasts will win in the end.” — William Safire, in the New York Times

Obama is Boring


The newspapers, the last couple of days, are full of headlines about John McCain the “risk-taker” and the “maverick” due to McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. I’m not going to talk about Palin, except to note that taking an inexperienced, provinicial, secessionist-loving, creationism-promoting, polar bear-hating, global warming doubting, Federal earmarks addict […]

McCain wanted to announce his pick for Vice-President on Friday in order to steal media attention away from Obama’s capstone speech at the Democratic Convention. Well, that worked brilliantly. No one is talking about anything but McCain’s selection of Palin.

Here is an excellent discussion of Obama’s economic program from David Leonhardt at the New York Times; after reading it I certainly I feel like I have a better grasp of Obama’s overall vision of the economy. What is interesting is the way that Obama integrates a very real appreciation of the virtues of unfettered […]

This is funny. It almost makes me believe in the power of prayer.