(One House Republican, Paul Broun of Georgia has even proposed lowering the debt...– “Is There A Debt-Ceiling Deal: Yes And No,” Ron Elving, NPR
Who knew L.A.'s red-light camera fines were... →
latimes: Drivers who paid the tickets, some of which are $476, fume at the disclosure that authorities cannot force violators to pay up. But don’t expect to get a refund. What!
Get your ass in line.– House Speaker John Boehner, instructing his fellow GOP lawmakers to stand behind his debt bill. (via officialssay)
It is absolutely impossible for someone to fix their own hernia,” said Sam...– “Man attempts surgery on his hernia with butter knife, police say,” LA Times
Plans, by Band of Horses
Center for Investigative Reporting: Climate change... →
centerforinvestigativereporting: Despite a global decrease in the production of certain toxic chemicals, we may be in for an onslaught. That’s because rising global temperatures are causing the release of persistent organic pollutants, such as DDT and PCBs, which have been locked in arctic ice for more than half a century. That awful movie, The Happening… It’s real!
Why the debt ceiling hasn't floored the markets →
My latest blog post for MONEY/CNNMoney.com. When last Friday’s debt ceiling talks came to a frustrating end just hours after the market closed, it made sense to expect a repeat of what happened during the TARP debate. In 2008, the Dow plunged 777 points after the House voted against the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Congressional representatives turned around and later approved the ...
ShortFormBlog: On that New York Times chart we... →
jvbrewer said: My problem with this graph is that it misrepresents presidential decision-making as the creation of new initiatives. President Obama has chosen to continue many of President Bush’s military and tax policies, yet this is not indicated in the graphic. markreagan said: Also important to note is 8 years of spending compared to three years. It’s really not fair to use projections...
The camp will have a store where kids can buy things using hard, wrapped candies...– “Tea Party summer camp: Indoctrination for kids?,” The Week
The way I put it is that Congress has already ordered the pizza. They approved...– “7 mistakes journalists make when covering the debt ceiling debate (& how to avoid them),” Poynter
Yes, Larry Summers did call the Winklevoss twins...
cnnmoneytech: Last night at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech dinner, the former Treasury Secretary was asked if that scene in the Social Network really did happen. Check out what he had to say about the two reasons an undergrad is wearing a tie and jacket at 3 in the afternoon on a Thursday:
Lost in Translation: The 50 Americanisms That... →
nightline: As collected by the BBC: 14. I caught myself saying “shopping cart” instead of shopping trolley today and was thoroughly disgusted with myself. I’ve never lived nor been to the US either. 23. To put a list into alphabetical order is to “alphabetize it” - horrid! 36. Surely the most irritating is: “You do the Math.” Math? It’s MATHS.
The Hated and the Hater, Both Touched by Crime →
Not only do I have all My friends and supporters trying to Save my Life, but now i have The Islamic Community Joining in … Spearheaded by one Very Remarkable man Named Rais Bhuiyan, Who is a Survivor of My Hate. His deep Islamic Beliefs Have gave him the strength to Forgive the Un-forgiveable …that is truly Inspiring to me, and should be an Example for us all. The Hate, has to...
Yes, I want to be president—president of Princeton.– David Petraeus in Newsweek. (via isiawashere)
Seriously, if you had to choose between covering the White House and pestering...– An interesting take on business journalism “Compelling Tales, Rarely Told Well,” Bryan Burrough, The New York Times
But there are major caveats to the study: Surveying users of a Web site for...– “He Sexts, She Sexts More, Report Says,” by Pamela Paul, New York Times
Whose job do you want: Obama's or Bieber's? →
(CNNMoney.com) When asked which job workers would rather have for one day, most men chose the leader of the free world, while most women opted to try a hand as First Lady, according to a survey released Thursday by job search site, Snagajob. This is unbelievable on so many levels.