Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Not a good start: “Tea Party NY Gov Candidate’s E-Mails Exposed: Racism, Porn, Bestiality“, Zachary Roth, 12 April 2010 — “Caputo accused Democrats of wanting to change the subject from substantive issues to ‘having sex with horses.'” Well, yes.
- Great headline, but false (as the article explains): “Yes, 47% of Households Owe No Taxes. Look Closer“, New York Times, 13 April 2010
- “Gods and Monsters – Fighting American Wars From On High“, Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch, 13 April 2010
- “One Reason U.S. Health Care Costs So Much“, blog of the New York Times, 13 April 2010 — Fortunately we’re not learning from other nation’s; that would be wrong.
- General Robert E. Lee did not oppose slavery: “The Ghost of Bobby Lee“, Ta-Nehisi Coates, blog of The Atlantic, 13 April 2010
- Blindingly obvious, widely predicted: “‘Ignorance’ leads to botched Afghan raids“, Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service posted at Asia Times, 14 April 2010
- “It’s Time To Retire Kabuki – The word doesn’t mean what pundits think it does“, Jon Lackman, Slate, 14 April 2010
- “Everything Is Illuminated – Inexpensive, handheld Raman scanners will soon enable anyone to identify just about anything“, The Atlantic, May 2010
- About the realities of COIN: “The Myth of a Kinder, Gentler War“, Michael A. Cohen, World Policy Journal, Spring 2010