A coup by inches

Waiting until the last possible day, Gov. Schweiker signed legislation yesterday granting the suburbs more power than Philadelphia in running the Convention Center – and Mayor Street immediately responded by saying the city might no longer support financing half of the center’s much-coveted expansion. Read the rest in in today’s Inquirer. I tell ya, I […]

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Year In Review

Some sites for your browsing pleasure… CNN: Year in Review – No one can compete with CNN. See reports on previous years as well. CSMonitor: Monitor Milestones: 2002 Year in Review – Culling their coverage of the big stories this year. The only year end review that mentions the horror and progress simultaneously occuring in […]

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Shorter careers than athletes

CSMonitor: Faced with foreign competition and an ever-faster pace, many engineers are dropping out of a once-safe field. In 2000, near the end of the high-tech boom, industry CEOs convinced Congress to nearly double the number of H-1B visas, allowing up to 195,000 skilled workers from India and elsewhere into the US. Some engineers contend […]

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Connecting The Dots…

The Philadelphia Inquirer: New woe as jobless aid ends. The NYTimes: Dividend Tax Cut: Winners and Losers. via Garret. CommonDreams.org: Corporate Personhood Is Doomed (boy that title is a little too optimistic…). via Garret. via a great MetaFilter thread. Democracy Unlimited: First Local Government in the United States Refuses to Recognize Corporate Claims to Civil […]

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Founding Brothers

To understand the news of today, you gotta have an appreciation for the history of the past. Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis is a terrific book for just that. You get what feels like genuine insight into the politics and relationships of the revolutionary generation. By sharing the conflicts that occured between Franklin, Washington, […]

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Merry Christmas Everybody

Wanted to wish you all a safe and happy holiday. I don’t know about you, but as far as I’m concerned – this is my true thanksgiving holiday. Garret shares the following wishes, that I gotta repeat… no more lives torn apart, that wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts. every one […]

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Founding Brothers Is Timely

I’ve been reading Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis and can’t believe how timely it is. The book focuses on six moments in the early history of the nation and the main actors in them. You get a real sense of who the Founding Fathers were, what they cared about, their characters, […]

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