January 27th, 2004

Scorpion

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On this day in 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. (Courtesy Falco.)

Here's the list of Oscar nominees. I'm discussing it in Regent's journal. But while I have your attention, here's why the Oscars were moved.

The BBC asks: is the United States an empire?

CBO reports deficit could reach *$3.5 trillion* if the Bush tax cuts are made permanent. Paul Krugman looks into the culprits.

"Make no mistake; President Bush is serious about the deficit."
-Treasury Secretary John Snow

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"John Kerry's victory over Howard Dean has completely changed the presidential race around. Now instead of the rich white guy from Yale who lives in the White house facing off against the rich white guy from Yale who lives in Vermont, he may have to face the rich white guy from Yale who lives in Massachusetts. It's a whole different game."
-Jay Leno