The Campaign Spot

Pelosi, Oddly Generic In Describing CAFE Standard Legislation

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, last night: “We improved fuel efficiency for the first time in 32 years.”

Left unmentioned: The fuel efficiency standards don’t change until model year 2011 and the much-touted 35 mpg requirement kicks in… in 2020. It is currently 27.5 mpg.

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The Bob Newhart Peace Plan

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE There’s a Bob Newhart sketch you probably know: A woman walks into a therapist’s office and says that her life is being spoiled because she spends all of her time obsessing over the fearful possibility that she will be buried alive in a box. His ... Read More
Law & the Courts

So Now What?

So now what? We have a name and an accusation, which is an improvement over the status quo ante. If you’re going to make an allegation of misconduct, this is how you do it: publicly, and attached to as much information as you have. Eternal shame on those who made specific calls before they knew what was being ... Read More