Conservatives Try New Tack on Campuses – NYTimes.com
These initiatives, like the Program in Western Civilization and American Institutions at the University of Texas, Austin, or a project at the University of Colorado here in Colorado Springs, to publish a book of classic texts, are mostly financed by conservative organizations and donors, run by conservative professors. But they have a decidedly nonpartisan and nonideological face.
I’ll have to say more later…
Pakistani Troops, Tribesmen Fire On US Helicopters
Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire on two U.S. helicopters that crossed into the country from neighboring Afghanistan, intelligence officials said Monday.
The National Economy
No Americans say that the national economy is getting better, 13% say it is staying the same, and 82% say the national economy is getting worse.
Staying the same
You almost never see 0% in public polls. They must not have any BOA executives, gold stock holders, or other speculators who bet the right way in their poll. Or maybe those folks see that their immediate gain comes with the risk of financial downturn for all?
And Bush’s approval is down to 19% among RVs in the same poll. That has to be some kind of record?
No blank check for Wall Street.
This is worse than a bad deal – this isn’t a deal at all. This is a blank check to some of the richest companies in the world.
This is a blog post with a petition linked to it. I may not agree with all the language, but this is not the time to let the desire for the perfect trump the reality of present action.
We should express our concerns as citizens about the parameters fo this extraordianry action, even if we don’t get to write the legislation.
Krugman on “Cash for Trash.“