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11:04 AM Dec 3rd: “Unemployment Jumps to 9.8%, Jobs Projection Wrong by 100,000”. To err is human; to get paid for it, you have to be an economist.
2:00 PM Dec 3rd: Questions: How do so many votes go unreported election night? Why do full counts (not recounts) in places like NY & CA take so damn long?
10:33 AM Dec 6th: It’s official. With 28 freshmen (inc. ND & WV), 2010 has produced more new state Governors than any year since at least 1900. #2=1920 (27).
9:17 PM Dec 7th: Across spectrum, people sense that the ground has shifted with Obama-GOP tax deal. But is it an aftershock from 11/2 or a new earthquake?
9:21 PM Dec 7th: If Obama is already reshaping his landscape, he’s way ahead of Truman & Clinton. Post-midterm shocks, they regained footing after 6 months.
9:25 PM Dec 7th: Speaking of history, I found few today who knew significance of Dec. 7 (w/out hints). On 11/22, while in Dallas, mind you, same thing.
9:59 PM Dec 7th: Key dates matter, bringing structure & context to past & present. Every news site should publish “Today in History” & schools should stress.
10:33 PM Dec 7th: Recalling Elizabeth Edwards’ visit to UVA ’04. Sharp lady, students taken with her. She proves short lives can be long remembered.
1:01 PM Dec 8th: If economy rebounds by ’12, tax deal will be viewed as shrewd O move. If not, O’s equivalent of GHWBush’s break of ‘no new taxes’ pledge.