This piece by Sachs in the Huffington Post caught my eye. And this quote jumped off the page:
In the end, we have gotten from President Obama what we feared from Senator McCain: an expanded war in Afghanistan, an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, sharp cuts in spending for communities and programs for the poor, a continuation of Guantanamo and military tribunals, unchecked bankers' pay and bonuses, and enough loopholes to reduce corporate taxes to less than 2 percent of GDP this year, despite a boom in corporate profits.Yippee! Not.
That's not the whole story. But, alas, it is part of it.
ALONG THOSE LINES, here's a political rant.
DEALING WITH BULLIES. Capitulation doesn't work too well.
RISKY BUSINESS. The House Republican plan to gut Medicare carries political risks.
URGENT DINOSAUR/SAUROPOD UPDATE here.
FRACK! Marcellus shale drilling methods might wind up polluting more than burning coal.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED