Wednesday, November 12, 2008

wednesday reads

National Protest Against Prop 8

The 2008 Global Gender Gap Report predictably ranks the Nordic countries as having the greatest equality between the sexes, with Norway now replacing Sweden at the top of the list. Saudi Arabia, Chad and Yemen were the lowest ranked in the survey of 130 countries. [The United States was ranked 27th, behind powerhouses Latvia (10th), Lesotho (16th) and Mozambique (18th).]

R.I.P. Beth Ann Kucinich

Dim Prospects for Financial Reform Summit

Robert Reich: The Real Difference Between Bankruptcy and Bailout

A Tiny Revolution: Our "Woefully Inadequate Grasp Of History"

QOTD: Assrocket
Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.

Wonky fruits and veggies.

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