Today’s links to interesting news and analysis, much of which is catch-up from the past week. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.
- Hidden insights to our leaders’ thinking: Word clouds (wordles) for the Bush and Obama National Security Strategy papers, Charli Carpenter, Lawyers Guns and Money, 28 May 2010
- The big word in both the Bush and Obama National Security Strategies: “Must”, Robert Farley (Asst Prof, Patterson School), Lawyers Guns and Money, 31 May 2010
- “The Millionaire Cop Next Door“, Rich Karlgaard,blog of Forbes, 1 June 2010
- Good sense; more than they used on the Deepwater Horizon rig: “BP, Halliburton, Transocean Build Legal Teams“, New York Times, 2 June 2010
- Even smarter, and probably more effective: “Halliburton campaign donations spike“, Politico, 2 June 2010 — But only $17,000 in May. Don’t our representatives have any pride?
- Underground blowout: How the oil spill could quickly get much worse, which is why BP has moved so carefully, Daily Hurricane, 5 June 2010
- No, you probably cannot correctly guess the answer: “Can You Guess How Many Studies Financial Reform Requires?“, Daniel Indiviglio, blog of The Atlantic, 5 June 2010
- “Nicolas Carr on the ‘Superficial’ Webby Mind“, blog of The Atlantic, 5 June 2010 — Author of The Shallows, discussing thinking in a post-print world.
- “With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds Afghan Empire“, New York Times, 5 June 2010
Question of the day
Is the Tea Parties movement a serious political force, or a symbolic (or even quixotic) collective effort of people seeking ceremonial purification for our society? (Hat tip for the idea to Leslie Savan, blogging at The Nation).
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