Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

Europe Nixes Libyian No Fly Zone: What’ll Obama Do?

That’s the question USA Today asks France and Great Britain failed to persuade European allies to back a no-fly zone over Libya, a development that could influence President Obama’s thinking on the subject. Russia and Germany objected to a no-fly zone during meetings of the Group of Eight in Paris, Reuters reports. “Military intervention is […]

Say, Why Aren’t The Japanese Looting?

That’s the first question asked around the Internet, including at the UK Telegraph The landscape of parts of Japan looks like the aftermath of World War Two; no industrialised country since then has suffered such a death toll. The one tiny, tiny consolation is the extent to which it shows how humanity can rally round […]

Two Girl Scouts Get Kellog’s To Limit Use Of Palm Oil

A story on the bright side of environmentalism for this morning. I’ll get to the negativity in a little bit When Kellogg’s announced this week that it is moving to limit the deforestation caused by the palm oil it uses to make Frosted Flakes, Keebler cookies, Rice Krispies, and Girl Scout cookies, it represented an […]

The Politico Wonders “Where’s Waldo, Er, Obama?”

The Politico finally catches up with the rest of America in playing “Where’s Walbama?” Most of us noticed this back around February 1, 2009, when Obama started outsourcing all the things he wanted done to Congress, and spent time partying and playing sports. He talked about creating jobs, but rarely got his own hands dirty. […]

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