The Smirking Chimp: The money spent for laws in campaign contributions, issue advertising, lobbying, ear marks, and bribes have provided an unequaled return on investment for some U.S. and international corporations. But their value for the U.S. public turns out to be negative, and the greater the price, the more severely negative.
thump and whip: Ever heard of the “Atlantic triangular trade?” Me neither, but the Texas education board has decided it sounds better than "slave trade."
Rumproast: Blogosphere demands as-yet-nonexistent super-science fix for Gulf oil disaster
The Reid Report: Six degrees of George 'Rentboy' Rekers: Jeb Bush edition
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