Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Thursday Roundup

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* In sum, nobody — and I mean nobody — was talking about how weak the presidency supposedly is before Barack Obama was inaugurated: neither in the domestic nor foreign policy realm. Greenwald is debating Scott Lemieux from Lawyers, Guns, and Money, whose posts on the subject are here and here.

* Over my friend Traxus’s objections, Elizabeth Warren will run for Senate. Sorry bro.

* In CounterPunch: Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours?

* “The man sitting in front of you is not a so-called statesman, but a completely normal person”: Mikhail Gorbachev at 80.

* Chart of the day: paid vacation in the developed world.

* Never forget: Economic contraction is a policy choice.

* Tom Coburn forgets how dog whistles are supposed to work.

* Peter Singer: The Troubled Life of Nim Chimpsky.

* Coco Chanel, Nazi spy?

* And two months from now it will have always been appropriate for lawyers to call themselves “Dr.” Looking forward to it.

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  1. Not only not a doctor, Michelle Bachmann is at this point barely a lawyer. (I also question the Christian and basic human being, though I’ll probably grant her carbon-based life-form unless I hear otherwise.)

    Fred

    August 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

  2. Yeah for New Zealand! We’re not the best but we’re better than most.

    Gareth Barton

    August 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm


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