Thursday, August 15, 2013

Something to Know - 16 August

Ben Sargent
1.   for the past few days I had some issues with the NY TImes articles opening up after I copied the URLs into this forum.   I am sending you a trio of pieces from the NY TImes, to see if this is okay now.  Here is an piece on the mess in Egypt by a writer who is against the removal of Morsi by force, and why he is:

2.  Here is Paul Krugman on the apparent continuing misinformation, or at least the continuing perception that the federal budget deficit keeps on going up.  Why does it persist?   Is it because the GeeOpie guys keep saying so?:

3.  Timothy Egan has some very good reasons why Presidents should go somewhere different for their vacations.  True, Hawaii was kind of new, but Martha's Vineyard is kind of old now.  There are some real neat places, like Blackwell's Corner and Pahrump that are highly neglected, and need attention:
Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. 
-- Harrison Ford

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