I whooped for joy this morning when I read over at the Times that Doris Lessingwon this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. As the Guardiannotes, she's only the 11th woman to win the prize, and the oldest living person to be awarded the honor.
There's an interesting article in Sunday's Times about attempts by Countrywide borrowers to keep their houses. Countywide has "a 2,700-member unit, called the HOPE Team, that it says helps borrowers modify their loans and hold onto their homes."
But Mark Seifert, executive director of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People, a consumer advocacy group in Cleveland, is dubious. He said his experience with Countrywide, one of the dozen or so lenders and servicers with whom he works on behalf of borrowers, has been unsatisfactory.
If business and labor had joined together in 1970 in the fight for health insurance, unionized and non-union auto companies would now be on a level playing field, and GM would not be at such a financial disadvantage against producers like Toyota because of retiree health care costs.
Kate Sheppardreports back from the UN summit on climate change.
I went to the American Constitution Society's Supreme Court Term Preview today. Lots of interesting stuff, (I'll be writing a run down of the fall docket for TAP Online early next week) but I thought the most interesting comment came from Virginia Seitz of Sidley Austin who discussed the civil rights, or as she put it "the labor and employment law " docket :
CRAIG’S PISSED. I assume my fellow GadflyerPaul had to file his column, as I did, before we learned that Larry Craig is fired up about being entrapped, and is now re-thinking his resignation announcement.