Monday, November 22, 2010

Bits and Pieces - November 22, 2010

One of those days when everyone remembers where they were, although that seems to be fading.

From the others on the trip to the North Korean centrifuge plant.

Palaeoporn. Figuring out the bizarre Ediacaran fauna.

Rearranging the world's countries according to population. The US stays in place.

For those who have had enough of politics, you may stop here.

Steven Walt makes some nice points about how the security America enjoys makes it easier for the Republicans to act irresponsibly.

"This funding issue is a total red herring." Supporting the political interpretation of Jon Kyl's actions.

And, finally, I hardly ever link Paul Krugman, because I assume that everyone reads his column. But today's column addresses the undercurrent that's been bothering me for a while. If one political party in effect declares political war on the rest of us in hopes of winning the next election, how can the country continue? Another thought I've been having is that such a strategy implies an utter absence of a willingness (or ability?) to develop real programs for governing.

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