Daily Archive: November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is undoubtedly America’s best indigenous tradition, and I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Even bloggers must rest, however, so things will be a little slow around here for the next...

Standard Operating Procedure

Michael Crowley ruins an otherwise good post on the Obama administration’s engagement with Russia over the Iranian nuclear program with this aside:

Yeah, another reason to raise taxes on the rich

Via Meteor Blades at Daily Kos is Sam Pizzigati explaining that the top 1 percent of income earners have a ridiculously low state and local tax burden relative to their low and middle-income fellow...

The Golden Age

I know the League’s commentariat already went a few rounds over The A.V. Club’s “decade in television” rankings, but The Hollywood Reporter has just released another top ten compilation with more than a few...

Today’s Must Read

Philip Caputo writing on the Mexican drug wars in The Atlantic.  Brilliant (and horrifying) stuff.  There’s no good guys and bad guys.  It’s not entirely clear what the motivations of any of a number...

climate change is off the charts

Remember that big chart Al Gore used in his documentary?  If not, here it is: This chart shows the correlation of high global temperatures and high CO2 levels (though some have argued that if...

China Revisionism

James Fallows has an interesting post on the media’s reaction to Obama’s recent China visit.

No Private Sector Experience Necessary

I’m not sure if this chart on the professional background of Obama’s cabinet appointments is a weird outlier or a telling indicator, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless.

In Defense of Industrial Agriculture

Via NR, the author of “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-Intellectuals” unloads another broadside against critics of modern agriculture.