Monday Evening News Roundup
- Today Nelson Mandela turned 93. What an amazing man.
- Conservatives would have us believe that government spending was a concept that Barack Obama developed, perfected and has implemented against the American people. The truth paints a far different picture. Please note when spending really took off... mid-80's and again in the 00's. Who's responsible for this kind of crazy spending? Obama?
- The News Corp. scandal continues to grow. Just when you thought it couldn't get any bigger – a whistleblower is found dead. That's more than a little bit suspicious. Testimony before Parliament begins tomorrow. Even the Prime Minister is affected. The big question is has News Corp. tapped and hacked phones here in the United States.
- A balanced budget amendment is stupid policy.
- Eugene Robinson goes after Herman Cain. It's about time. Cain's bigotry is unacceptable.
- Existing home sales fell in June.
- Even though Republicans have come up with some really goofy policies, you have to admit they do come up with clever names for their goofy policies. Cut, Cap and balance is cute and clever and, as usual, bad policy.
- Marcy Wheeler, one of my favorite bloggers, has moved from FDL to her own web site. I wish her well.