- Marriage on the Ballot: The measure in Maine probably has the best chance of winning. Three years ago, Maine voters rejected a marriage-equality bill that had been approved by the State Legislature. But, instead of giving up, supporters of the freedom to marry went right back to knocking on doors, raising money, honing their arguments and organizing for a new vote this fall to legalize same-sex marriages.
- Safety Lessons From the Morgue: “Parents should let their teenagers drive the new family car, not the old one — it has better crash protection.” See also Silos Loom as Death Traps on American Farms.
- For Asians, School Tests Are Vital Steppingstones
- Teddy Roosevelt: “It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Winston Churchill (sketchy sourcing but I also saw something like this at the Churchill War Museum in London: “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
- Wary of Future, Professionals Leave China in Record Numbers
- Coal Exports Are Bigger Threat Than Tar Sands Pipeline; see also Sightline’s Carbon Tax Fact Sheet.
- Wash. Supreme Court: Pollution tax constitutional [MTCA tax]
- India’s Plague, Trash, Drowns Its Garden City During Strike
- Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue
- Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader
- Rape Remark Jolts a Senate Race, and the Presidential One, Too; see also 10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media and No Exception: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock aren’t outliers. Banning abortion for rape victims is the new Republican mainstream.
- The Fiscal Stimulus, Flawed but Valuable By CHRISTINA D. ROMER
- Whole Hog Cafe in Little Rock. House at Secret Garden in Phoenix.
- Data Barns in a Farm Town, Gobbling Power and Flexing Muscle
- A poem via Laura, Moonlight by Paul Verlaine
- Rolling Past a Line, Often by Exploiting a Rule (people faking wheelchair needs at airports)
- Drought Leaves Cracks in Way of Life
- On the Waterfront, Rise of the Machines. For cartoon Macro: One astonishing thing about the longshore business these days is how its vast scope — tons of roses from Costa Rica, sneakers from South Korea and children’s clothes from Malaysia are moved each year — requires so few visible human bodies.
- 2 From U.S. Win Nobel in Economics: Roth and Shapley
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November 1, 2012
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