17 September 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Media fairness, artificial blood vessels, and Spielberg  
* Good read: the problem with the modern media is the struggle to appear balanced.
* We need to reform the whole education system, not just blame teachers.
* Matt Taibbi on the very real possibility of political revolt.
* "One of the big errors of our time is believing that what happens online is separate from what happens offline."
* Kevin Drum on political cynicism and Pennsylvania gerrymandering.
* Dana Milbank on why Democrats should be pulling for Romney.
* Joel Achenbach on the lost world of 9/10.
* "Artificial blood vessels made on a 3D printer may soon be used for transplants of lab-created organs."
* Nice! Spielberg admits he regrets changing E.T..

PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on September 17th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
boiled down
"The modern Republican Party does not want to nominate Mitt Romney. As we've said many times on this site, he's of the wrong religion, the wrong region and he's the author of Romneycare. GOP primary voters and caucus attenders will only nominate him after they've exhausted every other available (and viable) option.

"Perry need only meet two tests to win the nomination. Test #1 is that he has the knowledge and experience to serve effectively as president. Test #2 is that he has an even (or better than even) chance of defeating President Obama next November. All the other pieces of the puzzle are there. He has a very powerful base. He has the money. He has (enough) established political support.

"Perry has so far failed Test #1. He needs to pass it, again and again, in debate after debate, to win. If he continues to fall short in these debates, then he won't be the nominee. He'll be in the discard pile with all the others."
-John Ellis
PMMJ: What the hell?!cheetahmaster on September 17th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
wait, even better
"Mitt Romney is like somebody you hook up with periodically until you get serious and you want to meet somebody serious... He [is] friends with benefits. And Perry is marriage material."
-Greg Gutfeld, Fox News
Selkiselki on September 19th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: wait, even better