May 18, 2009

Links for 18 May 2009

Another light day; people must still be sleeping off the weekend. ;)

Michael Steele uses former Gov. Christie Todd Whitman as proof Republicans are a 'Big Tent' party. She quit the GOP in 2003.

The Chris Matthews Show: Has Cheney Influenced Obama's National Security Decisions? ("Centuries from now, when historians want to know how it all went so terribly wrong for the United States, all they need to do is look at this clip. They'll listen how these talking heads--people allegedly employed for the purpose of informing the public--these supposed erudite and informed members of the pundit class just yawned and shrugged at the notion of the torture of human beings, preferring to look at it from a political point of view." The problem goes deeper than that, of course, but it's a start.)

Obama-Netanyahu must not be Kennedy-Khrushchev ("If Obama can cow Netanyahu, his Middle East policy may have a chance. If Netanyahu comes away thinking he can thumb his nose at Washington, the whole Middle East could be in flames by the end of Obama's first term.")

"The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness" ("By many objective measures the lives of women in the United States have improved over the past 35 years, yet we show that measures of subjective well-being indicate that women’s happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men." Perhaps because more women must work today compared with women in the early- to mid-70s?)

How Sand Dunes Grow Huge

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