[A DC lawyer of my acquaintance sends the best analysis of the bailout I've seen, and a counter-proposal.] Taxpayers receive preferred stock and collateral from a bank borrowing from the Taxpayers, both in the full amount of the loan sought by the bank. In other words, stock plus collateral in double the amount of the [...]
Archive for September, 2008
[1. US WAR POLICY] Perhaps the most ominous story of the week is that of the attack by American ground troops inside Pakistan. US soldiers were landed from helicopters and killed as usual women and children — but inside Pakistan. The Pakistani military was outraged. Within Bush’s war council Defense Secretary Gates has been advocating [...]
In regard to the much-ballyhooed Palin interview with Charlie Gibson, I think it’s important to try to separate the form (altho’ that’s politically important, too) from the content. Look at what Palin actually said about foreign policy and war, and tell me if you can find any substantive difference with Obama’s positions. I can’t.