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Mike Crawford
Boston, MA
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After listening to scientists talk about solar flares, a team of artists went to the drawing board and crafted a gorgeous fiction: loops of lightning flashing between gizmos, curling up walls, and leaking into corridors. However, the fanciful mis-translation sparked some ire from scientists. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/03/14/148605162/raging-sunstorms-in-our-minds?ft=1&f=1057 Israel, Steve Issa, Darrell... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Byron York, DC Examiner On Wednesday, the Romney campaign's political director, Rich Beeson, sent out a message touting Mitt Romney's latest delegate pickups. Yes, Rick Santorum won Alabama, Mississippi, and Kansas, Beeson said, but "Governor Romney's wins over the same period in Wyoming, the Northern Marianas, Guam, the U.S. Virgin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Francisco Goldman, of The New Yorker, about his article "Children of the Dirty War.'" More than 30 years ago in Argentina, children were stolen from their birth parents. it was a terror campaign waged by the military junta against members of the opposition. Source:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Alex Altman, Time John Zahm has his hands full. He is the only paid campaign staffer for Rick Santorum in the entire state of Illinois, which hosts the next crucial clash in the Republican nominating contest on Tuesday. A local Tea Party leader and home-schooling advocate who worked for Mike... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Alexander Burns, Politico  Believe it or not, Mitt Romney may be the luckiest man in America.That’s not how politicos tend to think these days of the former Massachusetts governor, who has seen his public image shredded and his campaign treasury drained in a series of unexpected fights with his disorganized... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg A little is all right. That’s the message Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has been giving out recently when asked about the evidence of inflation in the U.S. recovery.Sometimes Bernanke doesn’t even go that far. He simply says he doesn’t see inflation. The Fed chairman recently... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Why do voters want leaders who are adaptable, but detest those who don't stick to their guns? Social science research indicates voters want compromise but only when the other side is caving in. Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148499310/why-compromise-is-terrible-politics?ft=1&f=1007 McIntyre, Mike McKeon, Howard P. \"Buck\'\' McMahon, Michael E. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy McNerney, Jerry Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
After listening to scientists talk about solar flares, a team of artists went to the drawing board and crafted a gorgeous fiction: loops of lightning flashing between gizmos, curling up walls, and leaking into corridors. However, the fanciful mis-translation sparked some ire from scientists. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/03/14/148605162/raging-sunstorms-in-our-minds?ft=1&f=1057 Platts, Todd Russell Poe,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Unlike Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and other conservative states in the South, Mississippi is well on its way to having an insurance exchange ready for operation by the 2014 deadline laid out by the health overhaul law. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/15/148619791/mississippi-builds-insurance-exchange-even-as-it-fights-health-law?ft=1&f=1003 Connolly, Gerald E. Conyers, John Jr. Cooper, Jim Costa, Jim Costello, Jerry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Steve Coll, The New Yorker The sound coming from Afghanistan these days—painfully familiar to those who have travelled there over the past three decades—is of fabric ripping. Periodically, Afghanistan unravels. The country remains very weak after decades of continual violence, emigration, upheaval, return, clandestine war waged by neighbors, and overt... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Grace-Marie Turner, Forbes ObamaCare is taking on water as we head into the second anniversary since it passed, and the news about the president’s signature legislation gets worse by the day.To mark the law’s two-year anniversary, the House of Representatives is planning a vote to repeal one of the law’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Rick Santorum, who won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, has proven himself the conservatives' favored alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/03/14/148566896/why-its-time-for-newt-gingrich-to-say-good-night?ft=1&f=1057 Hastings, Doc Heinrich, Martin Heller, Dean Hensarling, Jeb Herger, Wally Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Tony Romm, Politico The uproar in Washington over Chinese limits on exports of tungsten, molybdenum and rare-earth minerals may invoke the scary specter of science class.But it might be easier to think of them instead as simply key components of smartphones, flat-screen TVs, missiles and car batteries.The resources at issue... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
The U.S., Europe and Japan have announced plans to file a new case against China at the World Trade Organization. Manufacturing companies around the world accuse China of inflating the price of certain "rare earth" minerals by limiting their export. China produces 95 percent of the minerals. Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148536622/u-s-wto-pressure-china-on-rare-earth-minerals?ft=1&f=1004 Dreier,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
See how the vote breaks down for the GOP presidential candidates competing for support in Alabama. Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148518199/alabama-gop-primary-map-county-by-county-live-vote?ft=1&f=1014 Sherman, Brad Shimkus, John Shuler, Heath Shuster, Bill Simpson, Michael K. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Education is improving worldwide. Charles Kenny of Foreign Policy notes that the good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers. Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148516900/foreign-policy-no-teacher-left-behind?ft=1&f=1057 Hastings, Alcee L. Hastings, Doc... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Dolphins can't taste sweet, savory, and bitter tastes. In fact, they might not be able to taste their fish at all, according to a new study. That might be because they swallow fish whole. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/13/148454380/the-big-gulp-dolphins-dont-have-time-to-savor-their-food?ft=1&f=1003 Fortenberry, Jeff Foster, Bill Foxx, Virginia Frank, Barney Franks, Trent Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
U.S. officials have not released the name of the U.S. soldier accused of killing some 16 Afghan civilians in southern Afghanistan over the weekend. The shootings come as anti-Americanism already is boiling over in Afghanistan after U.S. troops burned Qurans last month. Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148499294/shooting-ads-to-afghans-anti-american-feelings?ft=1&f=1004 Miller, Brad Miller, Candice S. Miller,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Share With Friends: | | Politics - Top Stories Stories, RSS and RSS Feed via Feedzilla. Source: http://news.feedzilla.com/en_us/stories/politics/top-stories/209805956?client_source=feed&format=rss Rothman, Steven R. Roybal-Allard, Lucille Royce, Edward R. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch Rush, Bobby L. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
A surprising amount of energy is wasted along the way as we grow, process, transport and eat our food. Making changes in this chain is one not-so-obvious path to curbing our energy consumption. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/03/11/148138657/taking-a-bite-out-of-energy-consumption?ft=1&f=1057 Hoyer, Steny H. Hunter, Duncan Inglis, Bob Inslee, Jay Israel, Steve Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Winning the community is becoming increasingly important for political candidates. A recent poll of Latino voters showed President Obama well ahead of his Republican rivals, but the story is not over for the GOP. In 2004, George W. Bush received 44 percent of the Latino vote, and one Republican strategist... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Share With Friends: | | Politics - Top Stories Stories, RSS and RSS Feed via Feedzilla. Source: http://news.feedzilla.com/en_us/stories/politics/top-stories/209664008?client_source=feed&format=rss Chaffetz, Jason Chandler, Ben Childers, Travis W. Christensen, Donna M. Chu, Judy Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
This week: Uruguay's choral music, a Martin Luther King, Jr. misquote, and a huge box office haul. Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/03/08/147975229/culturetopia-attacking-everything-edition?ft=1&f=1057 Sanchez, Loretta Sarbanes, John P. Scalise, Steve Schakowsky, Janice D. Schauer, Mark H. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Robert Reich, SF Chron Rick Santorum called the president "a snob" for wanting everyone to get a college education. (In fact, Obama never actually called for universal college education but only for a year or more of training after high school.) Santorum needn't worry. America is already making it harder for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog
Share With Friends: | | Politics - Top Stories News, RSS Feeds and Widgets via Feedzilla. Source: http://news.feedzilla.com/en_us/stories/politics/top-stories/209724969?client_source=feed&format=rss Murphy, Christopher S. Murphy, Patrick J. Murphy, Scott Murphy, Tim Myrick, Sue Wilkins Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Crawford's blog