hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Henry K. Lee,Will Kane - War vet hurt in Occupy Oakland protest improving

Susie Madrak - Google

TOM FINN AND NOAH BROWNING / SANA'A - An American Teenager in Yemen: Paying for the Sins of His Father?

Melissa Mckewan - FYI
MASSIMO CALABRESI - Hillary Clinton and the Limits of Power: ". . .we polled her against Romney and Perry, and found that she does better, by far, than Obama, leading Romney by 17 points and Perry by 26*. Her closest aides strongly dismiss any 2012 ambitions and say 2016 is very unlikely: she’d be 69 the day of the vote that year. We don’t speculate on the source of her popularity. . ."

Juan Cole - Surprises of the Tunisian Election

Obsidian Wings - The future of Libya open thread
Donald Johnson - Libya & Self-righteousness

Nigel: "The incredibly rapid fall of Tripoli indicates (to me at least) that the vast majority of the population sided with the rebels. Western airpower did not and could not have achieved that on its own - as has been clearly demonstrated by all our other failed efforts. . . ."

Corrente Wire

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