August 20th, 2011


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.


go go go

Tonight: packing, last minute laundry, etc.

Tomorrow: driving out to the beach for a couple days, one last vacation before school starts.

Rest of next week: plans every night; I will try to make it to at least half of them. Caring for M.'s foot takes priority, of course.

Next weekend: Z. starts third grade, yo.