Morning Musings for Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Paddy’s Day to everyone on the day when everyone is supposed to be Irish (so they tell me).

  • Today’s snippets and tidbits begins with a link concerning the story of the now identified killer of the Afghanistan civilians, Soldier accused in the Afghan shooting  spree identified as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.  However, I’m linking not for the story but for the comments section.  While no one is condoning the killings, half the comments are in sympathy, the other half  are nasty.  Vietnam 2012.
  • Another interesting piece from yesterday’s Washington Post, (which I must have missed due to the excitement of having two of the remaining four Republican nominees in Illinois campaigning. Republicans in IL are an endangered species, you know) How the Roberts Court could save Obama’s health-care reform.  Oral arguments are a little over a week away, and some of the Justices are viewed as “in play.”
  • Health care reform: Four inconvenient truths.  As usual, the good, the bad, the ugly.
  • US economy recovering? Unemployment holding at 8.3%?  Washington Distracts Us as Fiscal Disaster Looms.  We keep approaching the precipice with mounting trillion dollar deficits, and the candidates and President talk about contraception, porn on the internet, algae and whether Puerto Rico should speak English.  Only in the United States.

Enjoy your coffee.


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