Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bits and Pieces - September 3, 2009

Max Blumenthal's reminder of Eisenhower's concerns for responsible public dialogue would be more convincing if he could have resisted the partisan cheap shot that we must remember that the other side was doing it too.

A summary of what we know (and don't know) about colony collapse disorder in bees.

We need to hear more about how the drug companies are ripping us off.

That gigantic Southern California fire may have been caused by arson.

Thoughts on Afghanistan from Chuck Hagel and Anatol Lieven. Hagel:
No country today has the power to impose its will and values on other nations.
Paul Krugman convinces me that economics is not now, and is unlikely to become, a science. Have to admit it didn't take much.

The Russians are pleased with how the arms talks are going. Cue right-wing hysteria.

The Orwell Diaries. Relive the beginnings of World War II with George Orwell.

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