That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Education President" from last night. WSWS has an interview addressing the Detroit Symphony strike. I think that makes for interesting reading but I'm even more interested in this piece on NPR -- which I'll blog about tomorrow. Why the delay?
Just remembered my post last week: "Not while the game's in play."
Cokie Roberts discussed the issue (Harry Reid changing the Senate rules in the middle of the game -- what had been called "the nuclear option") on today's Morning Edition (NPR -- transcript's not there yet but it will be by tomorrow morning if not later tonight). And she pointed out what I thought was obvious but have not heard anyone address: When the Dems are out of power in the Senate, they will want the rules followed. But now, there's no reason to.
When Bill Frist (Republican) was Senate Majority Leader a few years back, there was always the threat of the nuclear option. But he never went forward with it.
Harry Reid did. So don't come whining to me in a two years or more when Republicans want to go to town and make up the rules as they go along. That's what Reid did. I objected in real time. Other Democrats who applauded him better be prepared to applaud Republicans when they do the same because, as we were told repeatedly as children, turnabout is fair play. (For Cuba. That's my little joke. Remember, Oswald was in a CIA front group called Fair Play for Cuba.)
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"