Archive for May, 2009

White House Refuses to Release Photos

The oh-so ethical and transparent Obama administration is refusing to release the photos from the recent Air Force One fly-by of Manhattan.  Funny, the White House has no problems releasing photos of flag-draped coffins coming back from Iraq.  It also has no problems locating and releasing years-old photos of prisoner “abuse”.
The spokesman Robert Gibbs even had the [...]

Demanding Transparency

While I’m on the topic of newspapers and columnists, I’d like to propose an overdue change to the newspaper industry:  let’s make them use citations.  The status quo gives newspaper authors a fair amount of leeway in playing fast and loose with the facts or, probably more commonly, using dubious sources.  Here’s an example from [...]

No Impact on Prices?

There are times when news articles just leave me scratching my head.  It’s not that I don’t understand what they say.  It’s that I wonder sometimes whether columnists think through fully what they are writing.  Paul Krugman provided my most recent cranial massage.  He wrote:
But suppose that Congress were to mandate gradually tightening emission limits, [...]