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Obama And The Mid-Terms
Anonymous | Economist | 28 October 2010
Bush left him in-box from hell. Health reform was self-made quagmire.
Financial crisis, TARP, stimulus added to mess. Wobbles on Gitmo, gay
rights, Afghanistan alienated progressives. Result: rejection
Let My People Go
Yehudah Mirsky | Jewish Review Of Books | 28 October 2010
Review-essay on struggle of Israel and American Jews to liberate Soviet
Jewry during Cold War. Cause won US support, because "identity and ethnic
politics spoke in the register of American liberal values"
By The Book
Greg Beato | Reason | 28 October 2010
History of phone book. First American edition published in New Haven in
1878, before phones had numbers. Yellow pages as precursor of internet. They
generate more revenues, even now, than Hollywood films
Samira Kawash | Atlantic | 28 October 2010
Sociologist wonders why American parents obsess about poisoned Halloween
candy, when this has, in fact, never happened. Answer: they've been
persuaded that only branded, packaged, store-bought food can be safe
Prison Lobbyists Write Immigration Law
Laura Sullivan | NPR | 28 October 2010
Private prison industry helped draft tough new Arizona immigration law—which
could put hundreds of thousands in prison. Typical deal for Arizona, where
lobbyists and legislators have secretive cabal
Debate We Should Be Having
Robert Kuttner | American Prospect | 29 October 2010
Obsession with deficits and debts crowds out more urgent debate on how to
get economy growing robustly. Right path: increase spending on jobs and
infrastructure now, cut spending when recovery comes
Bruno Loubet | Five Books | 28 October 2010
French chef recommends and discusses five favourite cookbooks. Interesting
selection, enjoyable discussion. Top of the list: "Cuisine Gourmande" by
Michel Guérard. "All the words were singing to me"
Playboy's Power Games
Chip Brown | NYT Magazine | 28 October 2010
Big, colourful, chatty profile of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian billionaire
buyer of New Jersey Nets basketball team. Shows him as super-fit,
super-smart, modest, funny. Good read—especially for Prokhorov himself!
Sheelah Kolhatkar | Business Week | 27 October 2010
Report from prosperous Humboldt County, California. Main industry, cannabis
cultivation. Now Proposition 19 may legalise pot. Will local growers profit,
or get wiped out by large-scale competition?
Topic: Rupert Murdoch
Last great old-media mogul. Best recent writing on his newspapers, his
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