PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
cheetahmaster

The infrastructure, Obama's foreign policy, and Japan's trash

"This is such a classic case of how things work on Capitol Hill. The issue itself is (a) pretty much unknown to the average voter and (b) worth absolute mountains of money to a very small, very influential segment of American industry, namely big banks and big retailers. This makes it the perfect lobbying issue: banks and retailers are highly motivated to spend mind-boggling sums of money on this, while voters barely even know this fight is going on."

SATURDAY NEWS:
* "The Consequentialist: How the Arab Spring remade Obama's foreign policy."
* "Last month's earthquake and tsunami have left Japan with a massive trash problem."
* Where is the investment in America's infrastructure?
* Supreme Court limits class action lawsuits, because, you know, plutocracy.
* Joel Achenbach on the birthers vs. reality. And yes, it's racism.
* Studies show that no, the rich don't leave states because of high taxes.
* The BBC on how to explain, uh, stuff.
* Ooh! The uncensored version of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray finally released.

Tags: 2011, news, welcome to america
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