Can You Smell The Recovery? The IMF says that the US economy, which fell 2.9% in the first quarter, will end up the year with a net GDP growth of 1.7%, the lowest 'since the recession ended' [ sic ].
Principles: You'' be glad, but unsurprised, to know that the US was the only nation to vote against an official UN inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law" in the Gaza conflict.
Let Me Count The Ways... Taking a page from Paul Ryan's economics, Obama has expanded the net by which the average citizen can be landed on the Enemies of the State list – requiring neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence”, “fragmentary information” will do the job. Also rumor, hearsay and innuendo. Remember when, in the course of human events...
Comparative Evils: We are generally dismayed to learn that – after years of austerity and associated looting by certain Northern European nations - one out of three Greeks are living in poverty. It doesn't trouble us near as much to learn that one-third of the Earth's population lives in poverty after centuries of Euro/American exploitation.
Fish/Barrel: Who bled Detroit dry?
Eppur si muove: In general, those who deny things like global climate change and evolution do not do so because they do not know better. Surveys show that they in fact do know the information; they just don't believe it. Speaking louder and more distinctly will do no good.