January 22nd, 2010

Politics

the all-powerful Left?

Today's great read: Glenn Greenwald on the Democrats' new trend of blaming the left. As I've noted before, a lot of people who voted for Obama wanted someone really progressive, to get things changed for the better, and conservatives would flip their collective lids if he started pushing through what we really wanted to see.

News

Rebuilding Haiti, casting Conan, and buying America

FRIDAY NEWS:
* "I don’t see how this is good for anyone except a handful of CEOs." multiplexer on the campaign finance reversal.
* "One year after Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, Israel has discovered that it is easy to win military battles against its 21st century-antagonists - but infuriatingly difficult to win the war of public opinion." (I can think of some suggestions...)
* How to rebuild Haiti: start over.
* Haitian survivors seek solace in voodoo. (Courtesy ninjacooter.)
* What if you were arrested and couldn't make bail?
* Good read: how Coakley's defeat tells the White House it's time to shape up.
* If When will Paris flood again?
* Whoah. Guess what the most-watched show in America this Monday was. Just, wow.
* Jason Momoa set to star in Conan.