Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
CNBC: New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, pointing to a labor market that is struggling to regain momentum after job growth faltered in the last two months.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Federal employees' job security is so great that workers in many agencies are more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
HotAir's Green Room has comments and links: Wynn - "Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman."
J.E. Dyer: Senator James Webb (D-VA) told David Gregory on Meet the Press three weeks ago that he thinks the US is facing a “Munich moment” with China in Southeast Asia. While no exact analogy is on the horizon to the original Munich moment – Neville Chamberlain proclaiming “peace in our time” after agreeing with Hitler to the partition of Czechoslovakia – Webb’s larger point is that China’s career of aggression in the South China Sea needs checking.
The South China Sea dispute is about whether the US will enforce an international “rule of law” environment in which longstanding conventions are honored, smaller nations are not imposed upon, and threats to shipping are not allowed to gain the upper hand.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Snails migrate by getting eaten by birds and pooped out elsewhere.
New Method for Making Human-Based Gelatin. I didn’t even realize there was an old method.
WSJ: the unions can weather the Republican attacks of 2011. But the real threats to their power are more subtle, slowly developing—and potent.
19 of 26 decisions: the 9th Circuit was often out of step even with the high court's liberal justices.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Times of India: Has money begun playing a bigger role than ideology? And are the motivations and anger of fringe groups being translated into action executed by criminals, sometimes so lowly that they are conveniently anonymous?
Gateway Pundit has comments and links.
Carpe Diem: market-based, consumer-driven, convenient and affordable health care delivery as an alternative to government-managed Obamacare.