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05 December 2008 @ 01:53 pm
Top read: Joel Achenbach on the future of journalism.

"US employers axed 533,000 jobs in November, the biggest monthly cut in 34 years."

In other bad news, state finances are deteriorating fast.

* Grand theft America: another rule change by the Bush administration removes some of Congress's oversight over the Interior Department.
* "When the Americans leave..."
* Prime Minister Harper shuts down Parliament, which I didn't know he could do.
* Andrew Cohen on why fighting high seas piracy is so complicated, legally.
* The tough pick for the Department of Education.
* NASA pushes back the next Mars mission.
* Atheists put sign next to Nativity scene in Washington.
* Wowzah. A re-release for The Dark Knight may push its box office take over one billion.

Hollywood's vision of science fiction looks pretty familiar...

Tales from a suburban tourist: Fuckin' ehasimplelife on December 5th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Well the gov general technically did. Man, what a great time to suspend parliament - right in the middle of an economic crisis.
Selkiselki on December 6th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I had read this handy overview passed along from kmusser:
but that was before the gov general went along with suspending Parliament. Wow.