PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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Refejcting fear, Saturn's rings, and a wolf shirt

"You know, I haven't really written about this as much as I should have, but I think Obama made a pretty big mistake in not more assertively rejecting fear earlier in his presidency. Fear is the ultimate Bush legacy. It's a hugely effective political weapon. But it tends to lead to really lousy decisions. We need to reject fear as a country, but I doubt even Obama can get that done in one speech."

THURSDAY NEWS:
* FiveThirtyEight on carbon taxes vs. cap-and-trade.
* New opposition to the Taliban in Pakistan.
* "As more states legalize same sex-marriage, the lack of outrage is striking."
* Related news: it's been five years since Massachusetts legalized gay marriage.
* Matt Frei on politics and mandates.
* The Explainer on why car companies close dealerships.
* Phil Plaint with an awesome pic of the rings of Saturn.
* Heh. Joke review on Amazon drives wolf shirt popularity.

Tags: 2009, easy sell, news, pics, quotes, science!
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