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MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Actually, it wasn't
Barone's assessment. He was
reporting, as I clearly
August 12, 2012 03:21PM
- “Michael Barone and Chuck
McCutcheon, co-authors of the
Almanac of American
August 12, 2012 12:47PM
- “Thanks for reading it,
July 31, 2012 12:40PM
- “Nice piece, John. You
live (have lived, continue to
June 29, 2012 09:39AM
cally, I suppose, you are
right about Oswald and Ruby.
May 16, 2012 12:20AM
David Goodloe's Links
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Ian Swanson and Mike Soraghan write in
The Hill, in what seem to be astonished tones,
that the 2010 midterm elections are looking like a "more
difficult political environment for Democrats."
I've been saying this for months — I'm not sure when I first wrote about it in this blog, but I… Read full post »
I'm like most amateur sleuths, I guess. I like to think I'm pretty good, although I'm probably not as good as I think I am.
But I really have to give credit to the inve…
I have mentioned before how much I admire Nobel
Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman. He is intelligent and
he provides great insight in his columns for the
New York Times.
Today's column is a good example. Here is how it begins:
"According to news reports, the Obama administration — whic… Read full post »
I'll take his word for it. I studied economics in college — Arts and Sciences required students to pass two semesters of principles of economics, which I did. But that was not m…
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes."
I find it interesting that 57–year–old Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al–Megrahi — aka the Loc…
There is a place for opinion, they told us. That is the editorial page.
Maybe they taught me that lesson…
There is a lot of rhetoric these days — from both sides
— in the health care reform debate.
For my own reasons, I have been a supporter of health care reform in the past. I supported it when Bill Clinton was president. It was, perhaps, the main reason I supported John… Read full post »
They said "Now Hiring" or "Help Wanted."
Honest. That is what they said.
Now, I would like to believe that is an indication that things are starting to turn around. But…
But that is what Stephanie Rosenbloom is reporting in the New York Times. Rosenbloom says stock analysts expect same–store sales to…
In recent years, Democrats have gained an understanding of what
Tom Petty was talking about when he wrote "It's Good to be
After winning control of Congress in 2006 and following up by winning the White House and expanding congressional majorities in 2008, I think many Democrats have assumed an… Read full post »
Whatever one thought of Sarah Palin's prospects as a
presidential candidate before she announced her intention to resign
as governor of Alaska — and then followed through with her
plan a couple of weeks later — you had to admire her ability
to draw a crowd whenever she spoke.
There haven't… Read full post »
The Kennedy family hasn't been unanimously admired — in this country or elsewhere — over the years.
But today, there is no reason for anyone, regardless of political leanings, not to feel sympathetic to the Kennedys for the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the 88–year–/…
I am an admirer of economist Paul Krugman.
Not only is he a Nobel Prize winner, but he is also a good writer capable of making complex theories comprehensible for ordinary folks. His latest column for the New York Times is a good example.
His premise in the column is that/…
But I am learning that it never goes away. What changes is that a different group gets to play the game.
And the rules — such as they are — get more outrageous each…
If you aren't old enough to remember Aug. 9, 1974, it's kind of hard to explain the mood the day that Gerald Ford took the oath and became the first man to serve as both vice president and president without ever being elected to either office.
But it always seemed/…
The "long, national nightmare" of Watergate, to which Gerald Ford referred in his first speech as president, ended with Richard Nixon's official resignation on Friday, Aug. 9, 1974.
But the nightmare really came to an end for Nixon on Thursday, Aug. 8, 1974, when he spoke to the nation and/…
Among other things, Watergate had a profound influence on American vocabulary.
A good example was John Ehrlichman's suggestion to allow acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray to "twist slowly, slowly in the wind."
It was one of those phrases that seemed appropriate for many people on many occasi/…
As Chris Isidore of CNNMoney.com observes, economists expected more than 300,000 jobs to be lost in July. Actual job losses were a shade under 250,000 — "the fewest job losses sin… Read full post »
Nearly a century ago, Booth Tarkington wrote a series of novels
known as the "Growth" trilogy.
It followed a fictional prominent family, the Ambersons, and its prestige and influence in a fictional Midwestern city from the end of the Civil War to the early years of the 20th century — during whic… Read full post »
If you're over 25, you surely remember the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave her father forty–one."Anonymous
But you would have to be over…
Of all the non–issues I have seen that distract attention away from the real issues that need to be discussed, this so–called "birther" matter takes the cake.
As I see it, here is what you need to know. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, nearly two years after it became a…
With health care reform the hot topic of discussion these days — that is, when the president isn't sitting down for a beer and a "teachable moment" on race relations — it's a good idea to revisit something that has caused a great deal of preventable suffering and death in America… Read full post »
On Friday, Aug. 2, 1974, the noose really began to tighten
around Richard Nixon's neck.
That was the day Nixon surrendered tapes of 13 conversations, among them the damning June 23, 1972, conversation with H.R. Haldeman that came to be known as the "smoking gun." Before he did so, chief of staff… Read full post »
At least, that is what the main headline on Newsweek's article says. But the ugly truth is to be found in the subhead: "Now what we need is a new kind of recovery."
"The Great Recession ... is most likel… Read full post »