Friday, March 13, 2009

Interesting stuff on the Web - 3/13/09

A new Gallup poll finds that more Americans think global warming has been exaggerated. Maybe it was this.

Megan McArdle sums up the reasons for growing centrist disappointment with Obama's economic initiatives. But she wrote it before this and this.

Mickey Kaus says the Chas Freeman withdrawal means the blogosphere has really have arrived. Now all we need is a "Blog of Record."

Speaking of the blogosphere, lefty bloggers are abuzz with a "scoop" supposedly blurted out by Seymour Hersch about a secret "executive assassination ring" that once "reported directly" to Dick Cheney. It looks like he's talking about these operations run by the U.S. military's Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and reported in The New York Times, among other places.

The Moderate Voice
raises the question, what if Bernie Madoff was too big to fail?

James Joyner has a roundup of everyone wondering if the appointment process is broken, as New York lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen becomes the umpteenth person to bale out of consideration for big jobs at Treasury.

Pro-lifers' complaints about Michael Steele's "choice" remark keep rolling in, despite Steele's backtracking. Still, of the high-profile party leaders, only Mike Huckabee has knocked him.

As Meghan McCain promotes her blog and crusades against Ann Coulter, Gawker pans her appearance on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," she's drawn a nasty retort from one of Coulter chums on the right.

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