Blogging 101

Some thoughts on why certain topics get blogged.

Memes

Didn’t we just talk about this?

Deficits, the CBO and H.R. 2

When determining the effects on the deficit of a certain legislative action, both revenues and spending have to be accounted for. Indeed, you can’t determine whether there is a deficit, surplus or balanced budget without both variables.

Feds Force Bank to Remove ‘Merry Christmas’ Sign

Fed examiners made a bank take down a “Merry Christmas, God With Us” sign. Then the “system” kicked in.

Joe Biden on Obama’s Failed Presidency

Joe Biden: “Obama: On the way to a failed presidency?”

The Profound Importance of Juan Williams

Apparently Juan Williams is really, really, really important.

Howard Fineman to HuffPo

In yet another sign of how rapidly the media landscape is changing, longtime Newsweek stalwart is leaving for the Huffington Post.

Democrats Splitting Over Afghanistan?

While President Obama is pushing the Afghanistan surge, large numbers of elected Democrats are demanding we get out.

Biden at Kopp’s Custard Stand

Joe Biden got a free custard and some unsolicited political advice.

A Little Perspective on a Potential Emanuel Exit

How super-dramatic, amazing and unprecedented would it be if Emanuel left his job at the WH?

All Men Watch Porn

Did Texas Ban Marriage?

Salting Snowe

NYT Disappears Blog Post

Un-American

Hilzoy Retires