Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

The Social Safety Net Is for Closers (and More Links from the Weekend)

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* Salman Rushdie is to make a sci-fi television series in the belief that quality TV drama has taken over from film and the novel as the best way of widely communicating ideas and stories. Are you listening, English department hiring committees? Look for my dossier this fall. (Thanks, Erica!)

For the first time in years, the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA), the largest union representing coal miners, has found common cause withenvironmental and community advocates who are seeking to end mountaintop-removal coal mining.

* Ten Charts That Prove the U.S. Is a Low-Tax Country.

* In a Pure Coincidence, Gaddafi Impeded U.S. Oil Interests before the War.

* Democratic Leaders Perfectly Coordinate Message on Anthony Weiner, Can’t Do It For Anything That Actually Matters. I happen to agree that Weiner should probably resign—if only to finally end the story—but why aren’t Democratic leaders sending synchronized press releases on jobs or Medicare?

* MetaFilter covers the weird, sad decline of David Mamet. We’ll always have Glengarry Glen Ross

* And the first bit of remotely interesting news from the D.C. relaunch: Grant Morrison will be writing Action Comics. Now that’s something I might actually read.

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  1. There was an aspect of the attack on Qaddafi (Gadaffi, Gaddafi, Qadhafi, etc.) that didn’t make any sense to me. Why did he go from being “reformed dictator and friend of the west” to the “enemy of freedom” almost overnight. My question was, “Is the U.S. just being opportunistic?” This article clears it up for me. Thanks.

    Alex

    June 13, 2011 at 5:10 am


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