Somers may lack the “qualifications” to analyze public policy of an Alicia Munnell, but she has written no fewer than 24 books on beauty, aging, weight loss, and other issues relevant to health care generally, and whatever she lacks in traditional analytic skills, she more than makes up for with a strong love of freedom. If your newspaper is going to publish a weekly column by Karl Rove, you have already crossed whatever conceptual boundary might stop you from publishing Suzanne Somers.
Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2002—Mexico won't back US Iraq resolution:
|Why is it that all of Bush's international "friends" are abandoning the US? Russia's Putin, whose soul had passed the Bush test, has already sided with the evil French in opposition to the US's "bomb Iraq" UN Security Council Resolution. In most ways, that was to be expected.
But now Bush's supposed best friend, Vicente Fox, has announced his opposition to the measure. Mexico has one of the rotating seats on the Council, and along with Ireland is one of the swing votes. Yet the Americans, who assumed Mexico would vote with them, are showing they are no one's bitch.
And Bush is pulling one of those famous temper tantrums he throws when he doesn't get his way.
On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin tells us political science says most political arguments aren't working. ACA website issues. The weekend's most interesting long reads: Keller/Greenwald, and Posner. The NSA turns out, probably to no one's genuine surprise, is monitoring pretty much everybody in the world. Lindsey Graham threatens to block all appointments in the Senate, because Benghazi. The House insists it wants to hold a vote disapproving of the debt ceiling hike. The Hill reminds us of the existence of the "Food Stamp Cliff." Brian Beutler (and Digby... and Armando) know there's no dealing with these bozos.