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20 August 2011 @ 01:03 pm
Military spending and a Tea Party country  
* "In this month's market upheavals in the United States and Europe, we are witnessing the end of a seven-decade economic experiment. But does anyone have any clue what comes next?"
* On military spending in the decline of the American empire.
* How the bills passed by the House show the country the Tea Party would like to have.
* The EU plans to charge airlines over emissions.
* The case for internet anonymity.
* Follow-up: Jonathan Bernstein on press bias and coverage of candidates. Bonus bit on Ron Paul here.
* Whew: Burger King to drop the King.
* Big win: the cast of the most recent season of Doctor Who reading celebrity tweets in American accents.

Selkiselki on August 20th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Seems fair to charge airlines for dirtying the air. Otherwise, it's taxpayers subsidizing their costs, in the long run (cleanup). Yes, this will make flying more expensive.
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on August 20th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Joe Klein on the current state of the Republican race.