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Talking Heads on economics and space

"They don’t work for money anymore! Or to earn a place in heaven—which was a big motivating factor, once upon a time, believe you me. They’re working and inventing because they like it! Economics has become a spiritual thing."

The Plug - Stranger Photos Have Happened

"I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up."

Decision '08

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the WPA to build 78,000 bridges, 650,000 miles of road and 800 airports during the 1930s and 1940s. What FDR did for public works projects--during the Depression, no less---the next president must do for public and mass transit."

TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Today's Must Read

"Last Halloween, at a fundraising event for charitable organizations held at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters Building, they held a costume contest. And the winner was a white lawyer dressed in dreadlocks and prison stripes."

Bloomberg.com: Worldwide - Rice Jumps to Record on Philippine Imports, Curbs on Exports

"Unless prices decline, 'you will have huge problems of daily nutrition for half the planet.'"

Cheeta turns 76

"Cheeta turns 76 today, continuing his run as the oldest living non-human primate."

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