News Appetizers Make Way for Duckling

Compared to last week, the news today is downright cheerful. And that’s not saying much, because it still makes me want to find an island populated entirely by kittens.

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The Perils of the Line-Item Veto

Last week, I was in the car on the way home to campus when I heard a short blurb on the radio that made my heart skip a beat. The reporter briefly mentioned that a bill that would grant President Obama the line-item veto passed the House of Representatives. I was floored that such a bill would be passed in the first place; that it wasn’t the top news story; that I hadn’t, in fact, accidentally woken up in 1996 after all. Though there would be limits on this power and the prospect of this bill passing the Senate is comparatively slim, I think the idea of instituting a line-item veto is a HUGE and scary thing that a lot more people should be talking about than there are right now. Read More The Perils of the Line-Item Veto

My Guide to the Irish Presidential Election

Possibly because we haven’t had a presidential election for 14 years, this election season has so far been utterly mad. The election is set for Oct. 27, and as of now, the candidates include a Eurovision winner, a reality TV personality, and a former terrorist. Click through for an introduction to the madness, in which My Opinions, You Will Hear Them.
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TDG and Open Thread, Presidential Style – 2/21

It’s Monday again!  AND it’s Presidents’ Day.  Do you have the day off? Whether you do or don’t, enjoy this little Animaniacs reminder of all the presidents in order.  I should have watched more Animaniacs as a kid, maybe I would do better on the “President” categories in Jeopardy. Read More TDG and Open Thread, Presidential Style – 2/21