This one goes out to the president! Paul Jones:
Saturday, July 23 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroy | Jay returns. Olivier Knox – who covers Congress and politics for Agence France-Presse, the world’s oldest and third-largest news agency – calls in from the Senate Press Gallery to talk about the debt limit negotiations. Listen live on BTR.
…Instead, (suspected Norway attacker Anders Behring Breivik) is said to be a right-wing extremist of the kind that police authorities in the West have feared for some time.
Their fear has been heightened by the potentially explosive mix of economic recession and unemployment, increasing racism and an ever stronger anti-Muslim sentiment, according to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
And further down;
Sweden, by contrast, has seen a sharp drop in far-right extremist activity since its peak in the mid-1990s, when every national newspaper in the country published identical editions with photos of every known neo-Nazi in the land.
Something to think about.
This so reminds me of the judge I used to date. Jules Shear and Susan Cowsill:
Robert Greenstein from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the Gang of Six plan is not all that bad, and explains it in great detail. Read it, your blood pressure might go down at least a bit.
However, as I’ve pointed out before, policy wonks get so immersed in the details of a proposal (Ezra Klein comes to mind) that they simply miss the larger issues — like why a Democratic president even put us in the position of making a deal that includes Social Security, simply to get a routine raise in the debt ceiling – something on which he could assert 14th Amendment privilege and just do.