Today’s Links: November 9, 2011


MICHAEL GRAHAM: “Obama Has a Lot to Learn
“In this political moment, the three big lies are ‘Social Security is solvent,’ ‘Everyone should go to college,’ and ‘Honey, I swear I don’t know whose thong that is in Herman Cain’s glove box.'”

TIM CAVANAUGH: “‘They About Had an Orgasm in Biden’s Office When We Mentioned Solyndra‘”
“Newly released Solyndra emails reveal that our nation’s destiny is in the hands of men who use the Comic Sans font in email.  The exchanges between George Kaiser, a billionaire for President Obama, and Solyndra board member Steve Mitchell, manager of Kaiser’s Argonaut Private Equity fund, also seem to contradict claims – made  by both Kaiser and the White House – that Kaiser had never discussed Solyndra with Obama Administration officials. ”

MEGAN MCARDLE: “A Puzzling Model of Negative Interest Rates
“It is fascinating to read how the sudden dearth of labor completely upended the old economic hierarchy, impoverishing the aristocrats and fattening the purses of the peasants.  The aristocrats sued for the enforcement of the old laws, but it did them no good; the peasants still didn’t show up to work their lands, which made their vast landholdings suddenly worth much less.)”


SALES TAX – Surprise: Amazon “Strongly Supports” New Sales Tax Bill
“, the most vociferous opponent of collecting sales tax on purchases shipped outside its home state of Washington, has had a change of heart in the wake of today’s new Senate tax bill, the Marketplace Fairness Act.”

LABOR – NLRB Lawyer: We Screwed Up the U.S. Economy
“New documents obtained by Judicial Watch show acting National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon joking that the NLRB’s suit against Boeing would kill jobs in South Carolina.”