Friday, August 17, 2007

Random Updates

The Saudi Arms Deal and the MidEast Management Plan, Rev. 48

What's the latest twist in Bushmanic Middle Eastern policy? Michael Young, opinion editor of the Daily Star in Lebanon, may have spotted it. Surprise! (Not.) Bush is resurrecting a venerable consensus tradeoff he and the Neo-Cons once denounced. See Young's "Profit or Principle: The West is Back to Engaging Lucrative Dictators," on Reason Online, August 16, 2007.

Panic on Wall Street and the Market's Unmanagement Plan
Would you like to understand what's behind the stock market shakes? Read Andrew Leonard's explanation on Salon, called "Panic on Wall Street." Thanks to Alisa for the tip-off.

Kucinich KOs Rumsfeld; Story Canned by Bushscribe Chip Reid
Thanks to Media Bloodhound for this one.

Former Aide to GOP Officials Arrested in Prostitution Sting
Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to a U.S. senator and a Minnesota governor, was arrested Tuesday in a midafternoon prostitution sting on St. Paul's East Side. From Poynter Online