One of the recent signs that the airline industry is not doing well is American Airlinesâ€™ decision to charge $15 for your first checked bag. But, hey, now the airline is saying itâ€™s not that big of a deal. Apparently only one in four passengers checks a bag. But the real kicker to AAâ€™s statement [...]
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The blogosphere can cough up a lot of interesting controversies. This weekâ€™s revolved around a Dunkin Donutsâ€™ online ad featuring Rachel Ray in a scarf similar to the Arab keffiyeh which has come to symbolize Palestinian militantism. The company pulled the spot after conservative commentators, most notably Michelle Malkin, harshly criticized Rayâ€™s clothing choice, claiming [...]
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In reading blog coverage and comments about the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, Iâ€™ve gotten the sense that there are a lot of people who think this is no big deal. The underlying assumption is the either prostitution is not worth enforcing or that this particular case should be a private matter for the Spitzer family. [...]
Senator Dodd speaks with authority and clarity about a complex problem that affects millions of Americans facing foreclosure on badly constructed and/or misrepresented loans, as well as a panicky credit market and business community. The interview is conducted on CNBC – the business channel of record – where he has a dialog with business journalists, not as presidential candidate, but as an important actor on the American economic stage.
On NPR a guy who missed the bridge collapse by a minute. He says, (my best recollection) “If I hadn’t brushed my teeth, if I hadn’t changed a Band-aid, I’d have been on that bridge.” On MSNBC a girl who was in the car with her mother right behind the famous school bus. They pulled [...]
Biden was best, again.Richardson exceeded low expectations. Obama fell short of high expectations. Edwards fell short of low expectations. Kucinich met zero expectations. That other guy has white hair. Mike GravelÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s shtick is not as entertaining as YouTube videos. YouTube questions were better and more entertaining than Britt Hume. YouTube questions were not that entertaining. It is Hillary ClintonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s nomination to lose. She didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t lose it Monday night. Chuck Hagel is the GOPÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s only hope. The GOP has no hope. None.
If a high-ranking official lies under oath, you take that official to the wall. No one is above the law. No one has the option of lying under oath without paying the consequences.
IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve yet to comment on the recent immigration debate, though I have previously shared my thoughts on the topic at Thought Theater. Having recently spent some time ruminating on the relevant issues, along with todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s reading of George WillÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s latest commentary, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m ready to take another swipe at the subject. There seems to be a [...]
Saturday morning, I woke up and went downstairs to start making breakfast. Sleepily, I turned on the radio to listen to the news. My head was in the refrigerator when I thought I heard the announcer say that Greensburg, Kansas, had been destroyed by a tornado. I popped my head out of the fridge and [...]