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    How Much Do You Pay For Gas?

    “The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions.” – Energy Secretary Steven Chu, on whether he would give himself an A minus on gas prices. The above quote is from a House Hearing this | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 20, 2012

    Today is March 20th, and it is the first day of spring. (I knew by my constant sneezing.) On this date in 1413, Henry IV died and his son, Henry V, succeeded him. It was the first time a Shakespeare play had taken the throne. Also on this date, in 1976, Patty Hearst was convicted of bank robbery. She was initially sentenced to 35 years | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 19, 2012

    Today is March 19th. On this date in 2003, President George Bush announced that American and coalition forces were “in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” Also on this date in 2011, President Obama failed to address the nation about the beginning of operations in Libya. On this date in | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 17, 2012

    Today is March 17th. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of the bishop and missionary who died on this date in 461. In the U.S., the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in Boston, in 1737. The first New York City celebration of the holiday took place in 1756. The first person to get drunk and throw up on the holiday was everyone. | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 16, 2012

    Today is March 16th. On this date in 1521, Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, which didn’t work out too well for him as he was killed there. His expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe. No word yet, though, on when someone is going to circumnavigate YOUR MOM! BURN! Sigh. Also on this date, in 1926, Robert Goddard launched the first successful test flight | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: America Deserves A Better Path

    Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan will announce to the public next week the GOP budget proposal. In advance of that, he’s released the below video, a “trailer”, highlighting the importance of what is happening in Congress right now. h/t Philip Klein. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin previews next week’s FY2013 budget proposal. You know, I was here — in Congress — in | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 15, 2012

    Today is March 15th — the Ides of March. On this date in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was murdered on the steps of the Roman Senate. He was stabbed 23 times by a group of senators as the result of a conspiracy that included up to 60 people. Today, Caesar is best known for his salad and his Vegas casino. Also on this date, in | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 14, 2012

    Today is March 14th. On this date in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Today his name, of course, is synonymous with both genius and making faces. If he were alive today, he’d probably say “man, I am OLD!” In other math news, today is also Pi Day and National Potato Chip Day, completing the geek trifecta. There is so much math in my Twitter stream | Read More »

    Friday Night Open Thread: D’oh!

    h/t Mediaite Call me Bob Saget, but this made me laugh. Open Thread.

    Daily Links – March 9, 2012

    Today is March 9th. On this date in 1454, Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. The American continents are named after him, which worked out pretty good. If Matthias Ringmann had made a different choice when making his maps, we might all be Vespuccicans today. Also on this date, in 1959, the Barbie doll was publicly debuted at the American International Toy Fair. Truly | Read More »