Daily Archives: June 11, 2009

California’s Financial Woes: Paradise Lost?

According to Clusterstock today, California is in trouble. Serious, serious trouble: California officially has a drop-dead date now. State Controller John Chiang told Arnold Schwarzenegger last night that the state has 50 days before it hits a financial meltdown. And Clusterstock quotes … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Global Pandemic Quote of the Day: BBC Medical Correspondent, Fergus Walsh

BBC Medical Correspondent, Fergus Walsh, at his blog today: There is concern that the virus might mutate in the southern hemisphere over its winter and become more virulent, but there’s no sign of that yet. A pandemic vaccine is in … Continue reading

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What the Iranian Election Means: All Men and Women are Brothers and Sisters Endowed by Their Creator with Certain Inalienable Rights

And among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Just ahead of the Iranian elections, here’s a love video sent out to the brave young people in Iran (and old people too) who are very publicly and vocally … Continue reading

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“Yes We Can” Goes Global? The Election of Barack Obama, His Cairo Speech, and Now What’s Happening in Iran

What’s happening in Iran? Andrew Sullivan promotes an interesting theory: The messianic radicalism of Bush sustained the messianic radicalism of Ahmadinejad. Obama’s election, as many of us hoped, broke that cycle and allowed for Iran’s opposition to re-emerge without looking … Continue reading

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The “Yes We Can” Obama Viral Meme—in Iran?

Tomorrow, Iranians vote. Is it just me, or do you get the impression that something “Obama-like” is going on here?: I assume that the reactionary “old ruling guard” in Iran will not let the urban young people “win” (even if … Continue reading

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Are You Preparing Now for Swine Flu in the Fall?

No time for complacency. According to the Daily News, if the H1N1 (“swine flu”) strain that struck Mexico especially hard earlier this year comes roaring back seriously in the Fall, America could be in for a lot of suffering: A … Continue reading

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