Daily Archive: October 30, 2009


quote for the afternoon

“When Newt Gingrich is trying to pull you back to the center, you’ve gone so far right that the average voter can’t see you any longer.” ~ Ezra Klein Pretty much.


Friday Open Thread

Image via Daylife. Speaking of defenestration….this picture seemed oddly appropriate for an open thread.  If you’ve ever been to Prague Castle, perhaps the most amazing thing about the defenestration monuments (which denote where several...


Deflationary Quote for the Day

Credit contraction dwarfs debt monetization, leaving us in a state of net contraction, even though we have just experienced a large rally lasting months, which should have been the most favourable condition for reigniting...



A clarification.  Kevin Drum and Andrew Sullivan both linked to my recent post re: The Pope’s recent communique allowing for an expedited form of entrance into full communion with Rome for Anglicans (while maintaining...


The Flake-y GOP

Over at True/Slant, E.D. makes a valuable and important comparison between Jeff Flake and Michelle Bachmann and the future of the GOP.  I’m not looking to re-open the whole “reformer” vs. “base” vs. establishment...


The changing face of the apocalypse

Here’s an interesting nugget: Research shows that apocalyptic fiction has changed dramatically over the past 20 years: It’s not the idea of Ending itself that has faded – that will be around until we...


Moody’s the whore…

Here’s an interesting article on the way Moody’s Investor Disservice Service whored itself out to Wall Street and then purged executives and employees who expressed concerns about what the firm was doing.