Friday, December 05, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Dec. 5, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By J. Thomas Duffy: "Top Ten Cloves: Ways NFL will tweak the rules in wake of Plaxico Burress shooting" -- Duffy lets go with another of his rib-tickling specials, this time on the bizarre story of football player Plaxico Burress.

By Mustang Bobby: "Brooks: Don't know much about education" -- Working in the education field himself, Bobby debunks columnist David Brooks views,
posting about the current needs for educational reform and writing a great tribute to teachers.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Angela Merkel: 'Germany's Herbert Hoover'" -- "Germany is facing the biggest economic challenge since World War II," and not handling it well.


By LindaBeth: "Bailouts and the corporate form" -- Lots of good questions, good facts and info, and good indignation, contrasting the auto makers' plight vs. that of the financial sector.

By Carl: "Another day older and deeper in debt" -- With a good bit of introspection, Carl reflects on his previous year with a very fine piece of writing that drew some supportive comments.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Charting a new course in U. S. foreign policy" -- This is a fascinating bit of news, an announcement that all current politically appointed ambassadors must vacate their posts by January 20.

By Libby Spencer: "Signs of change in the court" -- Hopeful post regarding the actual possibility of one good judge standing up against the government's warrentless wiretap program.

By Capt. Fogg: "Penny for your thoughts" -- Regarding flawed and outrageous airport security measures, "It's entirely possible that it could happen to you if some of the biometric devices being tested to read your thoughts and intentions are adopted."


By Carol Gee: "The truth is still coming out" -- This post exposes this week's RECESSION announcement, Bush's remake of history, the Detroit Three, Charlie Rangle's wrangles and other leadership foibles.

By Capt.Fogg: "The McCarthy Code" -- Fogg chronicles the LA Times' Neal Gabler's analysis of the ideological lineage of today's current prominent Republican leaders.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "With Rice at the U.N., Obama may take tough line on genocide" -- Her nomination, Michael says in his good analysis, "signals that the president-elect is serious not just about working with the U.N. but about confronting genocide.

By Carl: "An emotional choice" -- An interesting exploration of Hillary Clinton's reasoning in accepting the Secretary of State appointment from President-elect Obama.

By Creature: "A rebalancing of America's national security portfolio" -- This tight little post evaluates President-elect Obama's national security team using some useful insights.

Bonus: Feature stories on the Canadian parliamentary crisis, along with lots of interesting comment threads --

By Grace:

By Michael J.W. Stickings:

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