Buying a new car in 2014? Check out the United Auto Workers list of union-made vehicles before you buy (PDF, see here if you don’t to link straight to it. This list will grow after the UAW-Volkswagen partnership in Chattanooga goes through.
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Not only does Megan McArdle not understand how agricultural subsidies work, she creates a myth about giving money to people for working being better than giving money to people for just living that she would never apply to people who were not consistent Republican voters. I’m sure once this inconsistency is pointed out to her, she will be happy to support massive government projects that guarantees work to all unemployed Americans.
If these crazy demands in exchange for raising the debt ceiling briefly are indicative, among the Republican demands we can probably expect in the near future in exchange for not destroying the world are the abolition of the Democratic Party, the repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the outlawing of labor unions.
2. Support for fracking declines in the United States. This is useful given our embrace of the technology without anything close to the proper research as to how it will affect water supplies, not to mention create earthquakes. But where there’s profit to be found, you can forget about caution.
My opposition to anarchism is well known. But there are rare notable exceptions.
The U2 frontman, who has long campaigned on political issues and global problems, was in Heiligendamm in 2007 for the 33rd G8 summit meeting of world leaders when he was cornered by a number of protesters opposed to his presence at the event.
The group was supporting the ‘Make Bono History’ campaign, which aims to “remove Bono from the public-eye and restore a sense of dignity to mankind”, and the singer was terrified when the placard-waving demonstrators started chasing him.
He tells Britain’s Guardian newspaper, “I was chased down the street in Germany by a bunch of anarchists at the G8 summit, wielding placards and shouting ‘Make Bono history!’ – which even as I was running for my life I thought was a pretty good line.”
I don’t think I buy Amy Davidson calling an impending Hillary Clinton presidential campaign a “train wreck.” We all know the inherent problems of a Clinton campaign. But because we all know them, I’m not sure how much they really matter. Obviously, she’s going to be attacked savagely by Republicans, but a renewal of Vince Foster combined with revelations from the Clinton Foundation issues is nothing new.
I would rather Hillary not run because I would prefer a) new blood and b) someone to her left. At the very least, someone needs to challenge her. I’m hoping for Sherrod Brown because Elizabeth Warren lacks the political chops to be a realistic national candidate. Maybe someone can beat her like Obama did in 08. But this seems like excess worrying to me.