News Cycle Roundup: 4/21/2009
Good Tuesday morning, Swordsmen! I think we had a good conversation yesterday. Stories the carried the day at SwordsCrossed were around torture, Obama's budget/spending, among others. On the ledger today: Gary Johnson, Motorbikes, Job losses, Gotch moments, Jackie Chan (yes, that one), immigration, nudging and Yes You Can!
AmConMag wants you to meet Gary Johnson , a 2012 Republican seeking to take the libertarian mantle away from the current front-runner, Mark Sanford.
Have you heard of the Zero S? It's a street legal all-electric motorbike . I call it a "city" bike because it has a top speed of 60mph, which means you won't be tearing it up on the freeway with all the other bikes anytime soon. It weighs 150lbs and has a range of 60 miles and fully recharges in 4 hours in a standard wall outlet.
Slate has an interactive map of county-level data of where all the jobs have gone since 2006.
Joe Lieberman: Obama shouldn't have released the memos. It helps our enemies .
TPM pulls some photos out to knock Gingrich on his claims about us not being nice to our enemies.
Jackie Chan: on the status of Taiwan and Hong Kong being free states :
I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not. I'm really confused now. If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic. I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want.
Jason Riley, Reason: Let more immigrants in legally, and illegal immigration will go away .
TNR talks about Obamaism through something called "Nudge-ocracy ."
and SciAm shows results of minority grades improving through YesYouCan-ism .