TWO ANTI-CATHOLIC VULGAR TRASH-TALKING BIGOTS. That is how William Donohue of the Catholic League described Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, two bloggers who were hired by the John Edwards campaign. Donohue then demanded that they be fired. This did not happen, though both bloggers have recently resigned from the campaign.
MINDBOGGLING. I am learning more than I ever wanted to know about government contracting in Iraq from the hearings headed by Congressman Henry Waxman, but I still have difficulty with the last sentence (in parentheses) of this quote from Melinda Henneberger at the Huffington Post:
Remember the flat tax proposals of the 1990s? Well, they're ba-a-a-ck! Both Kansas Senator Sam Brownback and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have adopted the federal flat tax as part of their 2008 presidential campaign platforms. Neither candidate has released details, but usually such plans consist of a fixed percentage tax levied on all incomes over a basic deductible which varies by the number of dependents a taxpayer has. All other deductibles would be discontinued and all "tax loopholes" closed.
A WORLD OF PHDs. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke seems to think that increasing education is the miracle wand which will keep rising income inequality in this country within "acceptable" bounds. Why? Because of this: