McCain's already on record as supporting the bill the Senate is scheduled to take up tonight. (If Obama has also said he's voting yes, please feel free to disregard the rest of this post. I haven't heard news to that effect.) Suppose... [Read more]
(text of email sent this AM to one of my senators. I left a voice message for him and for Majority Leader Reid to the same effect, as succinct as I could make it.) Senator: I am a strong supporter who... [Read more]
Of course, we know that tomorrow and Wednesday, with the Congress out of session because of the Jewish holiday, the markets will calm down. So the thought of Congress taking another vote on today's or a revised proposal before Thursday... [Read more]
Recognizing the Republican gambit is to get one debate, at least, nixed, or else try to raise the bar on Obama's performance and lower it on McCains if it does go through by trying to force Obama to argue for going ahead with... [Read more]
Dear George: For years I have regarded you as a true conservative in most respects. In my view the most important and valuable personal quality of the true conservative is what I would describe as passionate sobriety. This year, at... [Read more]
Rove: John, we're going to you. Remember, when you see the ball coming to you and you get nervous, just keep saying your special word over and over again...POW. POW. POW. POW, and you'll be fine.Rove: Ok, now Jail Bait, you go over... [Read more]
Obama used the former rather than the latter phrase last night and I heartily approve. Consistently in his public life he has talked about complementing our famed American individualism with the promise that we have to make sure that all... [Read more]
--Washington, August 21 In a stunning development, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has chosen Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili as his vice presidential running mate.A beaming McCain said "Mikhail and I are a couple of daredevil guys who speak from... [Read more]
I am delighted that Senator Kennedy will be honored at the Convention and only wish I could be there to add to the rousing, sustained ovation he will so deservedly receive.His is one of the most prolific records of legislative achievement in Senate history. Regardless... [Read more]
The US agreement with Poland on missile interceptors that Rice is going to sign seems particularly ill-timed. It accomplishes the worst of both worlds--it is clearly a provocation to the Russians. But it does nothing to address the current situation in... [Read more]
By Jane Mayer of the New Yorker. If you are wondering how far PBS is willing to go to placate David Koch to keep their funding? It gives you a look into the special documentry "Citizen Koch" and its fall out. The program was never aired except at Sundance. David Koch resigned from WNET on May 16th.
Syrian rebels under siege in a strategic city on the Lebanese border are increasingly turning to social media to wage psychological warfare, according to Vocativ analysts monitoring the region.
The town of Al Qusayr has become ground zero in the war between rebel fighters on the one side and the joint forces of President Bashar Al Assad and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on the other. Some of the most intense fighting has taken place there over the last few days. The New York Times reports both sides consider this battle a turning point in the larger civil war that has been raging for more than two years.
A cheap regimen of vitamins in use for decades is seen by scientists as a way to delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a goal that prescription drugs have failed to achieve. / Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) have spent billions of dollars on ineffective therapies in a so-far fruitless effort to come up with a treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s. / Now, in the latest of a steady drumbeat of research that suggests diet, exercise and socializing remain patients’ best hope, a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that vitamins B6 and B12 combined with folic acid slowed atrophy of gray matter in brain areas affected by...