Archive for August 2011

What the conventional wisdom about Google's Motorola deal doesn't tell you

What the conventional wisdom about Google's Motorola deal doesn't tell you
Business Insider’s Editor-in-Chief, Henry Blodget, doubts that Google’s deal to take over Motorola Mobility will succeed for the search giant. In my view, Blodget, like other critics of this deal,  is almost all wrong on why the deal could be bad for Google. Blodget states that “the deal creates major channel conflict: Google is now competing with... Read more »

Bears receiver Johnny Knox demoted from starting spot

Bears receiver Johnny Knox demoted from starting spot
The Bears have demoted wide receiver Johnny Knox from his starting job to be replaced by the freshly acquired ex-Cowboy Roy Williams. Why? Apparently, Knox never earned the starting job in the first place. The move is extremely puzzling after Knox played on 88.2 percent of the snaps last season. The speedy receiver was a... Read more »

Obama's tea party support for space

Obama's tea party support for space
A Florida tea party group is launching an offshoot focused solely on space policy. The Tea Party In Space, an outgrowth of the South Florida Tea Party, plans to focus on ridding space exploration of “socialism” and installing “fiscal responsibility” in American space programs. However, the Obama administration appears to have beat the space-focused tea party to... Read more »
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Chicago Police ethics scandal taints city no matter what the cause

Chicago Police ethics scandal taints city no matter what the cause
The Sun-Times reports that up to 1,000 Chicago Police Department officers may have failed to file annual ethics statements that were due on June 1. A CPD spokesperson did not tell the Sun-Times how many officers failed to file reports, but did note that the officers failed to file reports after they were “notified of... Read more »

Rules, and Dollars, are Worthless with a Carefree Attitude

Rules, and Dollars, are Worthless with a Carefree Attitude
When President Obama held a fundraiser in Chicago last week, F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small aircraft for flying into restricted airspace. In the age of the War on Terror, concerns over even the possibility of attacks on the President of the United States are taken extremely seriously by defense agencies. Still, cute fodder is... Read more »

Mark Kirk, The Sideline Senator

Mark Kirk, The Sideline Senator
In the wake of America’s credit rating downgrade by Standard and Poor’s, Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk now says Congress should have down more to cut the nation’s debt outlook. The debt deal reached by the White House and Congress last weekend would cut spending by $2.5 trillion dollars over the next ten years. That... Read more »
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Optics and Policy with Mike Huckabee

Optics and Policy with Mike Huckabee
In the wake of the downgrade of America’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s, former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is out with a solution to America’s fiscal mess: hire Donald Trump! No, Huckabee does not want to start a movement to draft the birther-businessman to run for the presidency. Instead, Huckabee wants... Read more »