Here’s the New York Times take on the Solyndra fiasco: In Rush to Assist a Solar Company, U.S. Missed Signs
Get that? The “U.S” missed signs. You, me. All of us. Cost us half a billion of our own dollars. Vanished, gone. Down the drain.
In possibly related news: Majority in [...]
The major media outlets are all a-twitter at our president’s new deficit reduction plan. Here’s the WaPo headline: “Obama’s debt-reduction plan: $3 trillion in savings, half from new tax revenue”
Note to the editors: If you take money from one person, or a group of people, and give it to another person or group [...]
The executive editor of the New York Times is leaving his head shed position and going back to the op-ed ranks. Today he spent nearly 3500 words lamenting his part in facilitating the “mad rush to war” in Iraq (I remember it differently).
Somehow, he appears to think that any of what he said [...]
I rather like Wired.com, including Noah Schactman’s military themed “Danger Room”. The online version of the magazine has managed to become successful through its edgy-hip-beholden-to-none-outsider vibe while avoiding the dread sobriquet of ”sell out.”
But sometimes being on the outside means failing to understand what’s on the inside. In her “Ready, Aim, Attire” post, [...]
That sort of thing used to be the exclusive province of the left, back when W was in charge and Guantanamo was a bad thing – the editors of the WaPo today find much to recommend it. Now that Barack Obama holds the presidential reins, the Weekly Standard has some questions of their own:
A local reporter gets to go flying with the Blue Angels.
He takes a little nap at the 6:40 mark.
Bored, I [...]
Last week, freelance journalist Nicholas Schmidle ran a piece about the bin Laden raid so detailed it implied personal interaction with the operators on the mission, if not actual presence. The story quickly made its way around the blogosphere, including these pages.
This week an acquaintance of the writer questions the underpinnings of the [...]
Who said that Hollywood was out of new ideas?
Babes and battleships?
It’s full of awesome.
Andrew Bolt reminds us how we were chidden from wondering whether Nidal Malik Hassan’s Muslim faith had anything to do with him shouting “allah akhbar” before gunning down 13 of his Army comrades. Discussing the faith of New York’s Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was also taboo. Because we oughtn’t jump to any conclusions [...]
I like listening to NPR to and from work, if only because, 1) I’m a bit of a news junkie, and b) shouting at the radio is about the only aerobic exercise I’m getting these days. Yesterday’s program had one of those “human interest” stories that clearly attempt to prepare the ground for the [...]