Nothing like getting the gears moving with a good old link dump:
Anthony Jordan has a new post related to his toy drive. Let me know what you think about the new site.
The Baltimore Sun presents a model in slanted journalism in its "reporting" on Anne Arundel slots. By the way, if you want to know if a journalist is trying to pull one over on you, a good indication is the use of the work "lucrative."
The new stimulus will be called "Proposals to Accelerate Job Growth and Lay the Foundation for Robust Economic Growth." Um...not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but wasn't that what the first stimulus was for? Maybe the new stimulus should be called "This Hole Has to Have Bottom, So We are Going to Keep Throwing Money Into It...Change."
Obama can't ignore the success of Charter Schools. Thank goodness.
Dr. Atul Gawande, one of the best medical writers we have, gives an interesting analysis of health care costs and the Health Care Bill's real effect on those costs. This isn't partisan and definitely worth a look. I still think that he ignores the political spin that removes caps on malpratice damages thereby bringing insurance premiums for doctors to new highs, but he still presents some good points.
John Bailey (Candidate for State Delegate) has a post advocating Columbia Redevelopment. He makes a strong point that while this plan may contain risk, we are already seeing the effects of business flight. He also responds to the traffic issues by suggesting that the new plans may have less cars on the roads and more people on foot. Honestly this is the best written advocacy for the new development that I've seen, and as you know, I've been against the plan from the start. I'll be following John's blog a little closer in the coming months. He's not afraid to take a stand on the issues, which is the most important characteristic we can ask of a candidate.
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