* It's not exactly Douchiest College honors, but Duke is #14 on the Times's ranking of top 200 universities worldwide.
* Bitter Laughter reports by way of Nate Silver that public option opt-out may be a compromise that can actually get through the Senate—and Steve Benen agrees it's not a bad thing.
* Also in health care: Olbermann's hour-long "Special Comment" from last night, which wasn't nearly as unbearable as I imagined it would be when I heard it was coming.
* A second NJ-GOV poll—albeit one taken before Fatgate—shows Corzine up, this time by three.
* Lots of talk today about this New York Times genealogy of Michelle Obama, focused on an enslaved ancestor who was raped by her owner.
* Pee before you fly. It's funny how low-cost, outside-the-box carbon solutions—like Stephen Chu's suggestion that we paint our roofs white—are never taken seriously. It's like our society has a death wish.
* The literary journal is dead. Long live the literary journal.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 7:30 PM
Labels: airplanes, BCR, carbon, climate change, colleges, Duke, ecology, health care, Jon Corzine, Keith Olbermann, Michelle Obama, New Jersey, obesity, politics, public option, race, slavery, Special Comments, writing