Everything You Wanted To Know About The Bailout... →
Another weekend in crisis mode means I’m spending Saturday reporting on finance and politics.
While it is too early to tell which way the unfolding economic crisis will sway...– My brother Tim’s latest analysis of the election.
Stuff We Should Stop Doing In A Financial Crisis →
McCain wants to suspend politics until the economic crisis is solved. But why stop with politics?
Congress Fights Back Against Bailout Push →
I’m up and running at ClusterStock today. Feel free to attack savagely.
Carney to Leave Dealbreaker for New Silicon Alley... →
A new era on Wall Street calls for a new blog on Wall Street.
3-2-1 Contact! (via spiegelman via topherchris)
Gallaudet University Dorms Evacuated
The AP reported that D.C. police are investigating a suspicious substance found near Gallaudet University, and that the Ballard North Hall dorm on campus has been evacuated as a result. The Post’s Paul Duggan says both Ballard North and Ballard West have been evacuated, and the substance appears to be an opaque black gas, that is drawing items in towards it at an increasing rate. One...
Palin's Political Jujistu
For months and months Obama’s Democratic and Republican opponents have been arguing that Obama is just a great speech maker with little political experience. It was a strikingly ineffective argument for everyone who tried it. Now the Democrats find themselves using the same ineffective argument against Palin. It’s like the GOP somehow tricked them into forgetting to stay on message....
A High Risk Strategy Against Palin
The best tactic that Sarah Palin opponents have deployed is the attempt to divert attention away from last night’s speech. They gleefully anticipate that she will fail in the future when she goes in front of less friendly audiences or when she debates rival vice presidential candidate Joe Biden. Even her conservative friends are worried about what happens next. For her opponents, however,...
Sarah Palin: The Morning After
It’s absolutely amazing to read how many people want to denigrate Sarah Palin’s performance last night by noting that she didn’t write her speech. Anyone who says this must be terribly, terribly ignorant of the last several decades of political speech making. We’ve not had one nominee of a political party who didn’t employ speech writers for at least two generations. ...
Sarah Palin Kills
Sarah Palin gave the best political speech anyone has given in years. She turned the story of her life, which initially I feared was dragging on for too long, into a devastating case against Obama. She was soft where she needed to be soft and sharp where she need to be sharp. She looked poised, strong, graceful, easy in front of an audience of million and ready to wield power. And, yes, she looked...
Could We Have A Market For Electoral College... →
Markets in everything.