The easiest way to separate the yolk and the white
Amazing. Via buzzfeed:
Michael Cohen on Michael Grunwald's book: Why Obama should run on the success of the stimulus.
I stopped counting these a while ago, but I can't claim to have totally lost interest. When I saw the piece this week, I thought it looked more serious ("Facebook stock decline shows Wall Street is wary of give-it-away-free approach").
Suffice to say, the "self-reliance" schtick is something Paul Ryan made up. And, generally, a lot of the media bought.
Paul Krugman sums this up nicely on his blog this morning.
Regarding the police shooting of a knife-wielding man on 7th avenue on Saturday, WSJ reports:
As the disturbing scene played out Saturday afternoon on a busy Midtown street, police considered using a Taser to subdue the man, identified Sunday as Darrius Kennedy, 51 years old, of Hempstead, N.Y. An officer authorized to carry the non-lethal weapon was one block away when two officers fired 12 shots, striking Mr. Kennedy at least seven times, Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said.It's extremely likely, though not certain, that tasers could have prevented Kennedy's death.
The Post editorial page is all giddy: "The best thing about Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan to be his running mate is that it offers the chance to transform what has been a dismally substance-free campaign into a serious clash of ideas."
It was 12:44pm or so on Monday, and in the White House briefing room, Jay Carney was asked about taxing olympic medals (well, mostly the prize money from the US Olympic committee that comes with the medals). You see, on Tuesday of last week, Grover Norquist had written a blog post saying the medal and prize should be exempt from income tax. Marco Rubio quickly made it into a bill. And now the White House was being asked about it.
AP would have you believe today that airplane flights in the United States are more on-time of late.
Laura Maggi in Tuesday's Times-Picayune:
The most recent arrest occurred on July 25, when Zeitoun allegedly struck Kathy Zeitoun with his fists and a tire iron and attempted to choke her outside a lawyer's office near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Prytania Street. Zeitoun was on probation for attacking Kathy Zeitoun, his then-wife, in front of their children at one of their Dart Street properties in March 2011. Last summer, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent injuring in that assault and was sentenced to anger-management classes
Kathy Zeitoun offered several possible reasons for her husband's changed behavior, including his adoption of a "radical" religious philosophy that she emphasized does not reflect true Muslim beliefs. She also questioned whether his imprisonment could have changed him.
"They took his control away; he took mine and my children's," she said.
The Post has a great behind the scenes look at what it takes to set up and take down 18 truckloads worth of equipment for a show like J-Lo and Enrique Iglesias. In under 24 hours.
Corrections on NYT Gore Vidal obit getting better and better.
Lacz, a mild and steady young guy with blue eyes and a beard, trains Mike among the tortoises on a small patch of topsoil near the giant-river-fish tank.More here. Go Ryan!