“Hope has never trickled down. It has always sprung up.”
- FAIR’s blog found some unfairness in New York Times coverage of healthcare reconciliation.
- We lost some good people this week (The world will miss JD Salinger and Howard Zinn)
- A Malawi gay couple is being held in jail for, supposedly, their own safety.
- I don’t know if you heard but Wisconsin just got a ton of money for a high speed rail between Madison and Milwaukee.
- From The Atlantic’s Daily Dish (via The Awl). Guess who said this:
“To understand the State of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we’re going but where we’ve been. The situation at this time last year was truly ominous. […] First, we must understand what’s happening at the moment to the economy. Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that’s only just now getting under way, as some would have you believe; they are the inheritance of decades of tax and tax, and spend and spend. […] The only alternative being offered to this economic program is a return to the policies that gave us a trillion-dollar debt, runaway inflation, runaway interest rates and unemployment.”
Note: I think “Interesting News From Elsewhere” is going to begin with quotes rather than pictures for awhile.