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Missing the point (of the obelisk)

September 29, 2008

WorldNetDaily reveals that the new visitors’ center at the Capitol in D.C. is presenting a slanted view of U.S. history: American taxpayers have spent more than $600 million on a new visitors’ center at the

Congress drafts bailout

September 28, 2008

Except that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says, “People have to know that this isn’t about a bailout of Wall Street. It’s a buy-in so we can turn our economy around.” A buy-in? So

My advice to Lou Piniella

September 27, 2008

Taking a break from the economic news, here are my recommendations to Lou Piniella for the Cubs 25-man playoff roster. I mean, some things just shouldn’t be left on the shoulders of just one man.

Vultures circling over Wachovia

September 27, 2008

Potential investors are waiting to see if they can get the same sweetheart deal JPMorgan got to buy Washington Mutual: Wachovia Corp.’s suitors may use a template honed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive

Newt savages the president

September 26, 2008

Bill O’Reilly is not usually on our TV viewing schedule. I only happened to flip to Fox News tonight because it appears that ESPN is blacking out the Cubs/Brewers game here in central Indiana. Anyway,

McCain flubs his advantage

September 26, 2008

John McCain just announced he’s going to be in Mississippi for tonight’s televised debate. Big mistake. McCain’s unexpected announcement that he’d suspended his presidential campaign was a bold stroke, the kind of move that tends

Economists warning against rush to legislate

September 26, 2008

166 economists, including 3 Nobel Prize winners, are asking Congress to slow down and think before they vote: To the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate: As

The feeding frenzy continues

September 25, 2008

As the rich get richer: JPMorgan Chase & Co is expected to acquire the deposits of Washington Mutual Inc, the largest U.S. savings and loan, in a government-brokered bailout, the Wall Street Journal reported on

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