Anyone who writes a party’s obituary six weeks before an election is always in danger of penning the headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman.” But if the debacle of 2010 does come as expected, and Democrats either barely hold the Senate and lose the House or lose both Houses of Congress, they will have to make something of how they lost historic majorities in record time, and two stories will undoubtedly battle it out.
September 28, 2010
In less than a week two billionaires have joined the anti-teacher “Billionaires Club”: a group of ultra-wealthy individuals hell-bent on destroying public education and teachers
Nothing more symbolizes how the temptations of power can corrupt youthful values and idealism than Secretary Hillary Clinton’s invitation to Henry Kissinger and Richard Holbrooke to keynote a major State Department conference on the history of the Indochina war. As an idealistic college student, Clinton protested Kissinger’s mass murder of civilians in Indochina. She knows full well that had the international laws protecting civilians in war been applied to Kissinger’s bombing of civilian targets in Indochina he would have been indicted for crimes of war.
I agree with everything Paul Krugman has to say about Max Abelson
You’ve probably heard that the FDA is considering whether to approve the first-ever genetically-engineered fish . Developed by a Massachusetts-based company called AquaBounty Technologies , this new supersalmon is basically an Atlantic salmon with genes from Chinook salmon and a fish called the ocean pout . In theory, this could be a good thing: The new genes allow the fish, called AquAdvantage, to grow twice as fast  as regular salmon, meaning more salmon for everyone, and less stress on wild stocks.
The news about Obama’s health care reform just keeps getting worse — and we only find these things long after the bill has passed, of course. The newest revelation concerns a 3.8% tax on income from home sales and home rentals which will go into effect in 2013. (Note: This story has been updated to clarify who the 3.8% tax impacts, see below.)