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Tex’s Daily Thought: Franken Avoids the “Mob”

Senator Franken, being an upstanding member of Congress, is spending the recess meeting with constituents and discussing the hot topic of health care. That’s commendable. Except, I noticed something quite peculiar about an email I came across this morning from Franken. MINNESOTA – U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) has spent his August recess traveling to [...]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Elizabeth Bernstein wrote a keen piece in the WSJ today about the potential for relational peril in social media. Clearly, the communicative drawbacks of typing have held many an “IM” conversation in a state of comprehensive limbo. Whether in a tweet, a status update, a text, or an IM, forgetting that “:-)” can be the [...]

“Justice” for Lockerbie

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan agent convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has returned home. Megrahi had only spent a total of 11.6 days in prison for each of the 270 innocents killed from his bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Having faced difficulty in proving a miscarriage of justice over the years in [...]

Dancing with Delay

In response to what I had taken as the funniest joke I had heard all day, I almost veered off the road into the nearby creek (aka pulling a Kennedy minus a blonde) after realizing that Tom Delay will actually be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. And so, the former House majority leader [...]

Geithner’s Failed Accountability

President Obama, upon entering office, promised to make a difference by placing checks on the influence of lobbyists and ushering in greater accountability. In turn, Obama’s financial go-to-guy, Mr. Geithner, promised, upon being sworn in as Treasury Secretary, to implement rules that would prevent lobbyists from hijacking the bailout process. And now, after the government [...]