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Monday, December 26, 2011
Arthur Silber - ONCE UPON A TIME...
. . .Besides, I'm very sick right now. My major concern is trying to avoid having to call 911. For the third time. I don't want to do that. . .
Susie Madrak - Syria
There are 2 questions re: Manning. One, did he do a good or bad thing? On this, reasonable people can disagree. Second, if it was bad, how bad was it? This is the question on which the US government has lost its mind, its bearings, its morality. It has whipped itself into a hysteria, and allowed itself to become evil. Ali Soufan's recent interview with Charlie Rose exemplifies what good national security work looks like, as opposed to the chilling control-freak excesses of the Manning (and Aaron Swartz) prosecutions.
Glenn Greenwald - must-read piece comparing Manning and Ellsberg
KEVIN GOSZTOLA - Manning is charged with aiding terrorists
[Fein] Manning “knowingly gave intelligence through WikiLeaks to the enemy.” He “wantonly caused the release of this information.” It was “not just good for declared enemies” but also accessible to “all other enemies with Internet access.” . .
If you accept the prosecution's argument, is there any difference between "informing the enemy" and "informing the American people"?
Kevin Jon Heller - Did Bradley Manning “Aid the Enemy”? Did The New York Times? (Updated)
Paul Krugman - Springtime for Toxics
. . .mercury is nasty stuff. It’s a potent neurotoxicant: the expression “mad as a hatter” emerged in the 19th century because hat makers of the time treated fur with mercury compounds, and often suffered nerve and mental damage as a result.
Diane - A Sign Of Hope
(Via Hannah Mae) I.A.R. Wylie - "The Little Woman" (November 1945)
THOMAS B. EDSALL - The Anti-Entitlement Strategy
THOMAS B. EDSALL - The Trouble With That Revolving Door
I think it was Michael Barone who called Edsall a "gloomy Irishman", a political pessimist who, because he was liberal, kept writing articles about the problems with or obstacles to liberalism. Anyway, a very good political journalist.
Matthew Yglesias - Central Banking & Humility
Scott Sumner - Central Banking & Ego
Modeled Behavior (Karl Smith) - Why Not Plutocracy: Apathy Runs Deep Edition
. . twitter was ablaze a few weeks back over the fact that Jamie Dimon objected to his taxes being raised, but thought that he was already paying what Obama proposed raising his tax rate to.
One example my Dad gives is when a regulated monopoly was forced to lower their rates, to their surprise, profits increased. You would have assumed they would already be maximizing profits, but you would have assumed wrong.
Noahpinion - The liberty of local bullies
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