Friday, March 21, 2003

This January 18, 2001 piece from The Onion is looking prophetic.

The New York Times reports that the House narrowly approved the administration's budget, along with its $726 billion in tax cuts.

Paul Krugman examines the fiscal situation.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Reuters reports that the Senate voted to strike language attached to the 2004 budget resolution that would have opened the Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.

Paul Krugman ruminates on things to come.

The Center for Cooperative Research offers this minute-by-minute timeline of 9-11.

As reported by Wired News, a Texas Congressman argues that the way to stop music piracy is to throw college kids into federal prison.

According to the Courier-Post, if the Homeland Security office goes to "Code Red," you will be considered an enemy of the state if you venture out of your home, at least in New Jersey. Compare this to the Office of Homeland Security's explanation of Code Red.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

As reported by Salon, GOP senators failed for a third time today to break the fillibuster of the Estrada nomination to the D.C. Court of Appeals. The vote was 55-45, five short of the 60 votes needed for cloture.

CNN Money reports that the Federal Reserve decided today to leave interest rates unchanged.

Monday, March 17, 2003

CNET News warns that the government's spendthrift ways may bode ill for the technology sector.

Wired News reports that Americans are turning to the foreign press to obtain balanced reporting on the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

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