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Friday Blues Time

July 15th, 2011

“I woke up this morning, had them Statesboro blues…” And not just any blues time, but Duane Allman blues time.  The late guitarist plays some of baddest slide blues guitar I ever heard on this live track from the Fillmore East. [For the record, I used to go to the Fillmore East on Manhattan’s lower… Read more

We’re All Ears, Mr. President

July 15th, 2011

I’m getting whiplash trying to follow all the twists and turns in the debt ceiling/budget showdown as each day brings a new lurch in policy. A big plan…a grand bargain!—a small plan…clean McConnell (i.e., Mitch McConnell’s “you’re on your own, Mr. President”)…dirty McConnell (not a pleasant image, I know…read on). To get organized re what’s… Read more

Clean McConnell

July 14th, 2011

Note this, from this AM’s WaPo: “Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is working with McConnell on this approach. Aides said the two are discussing a strategy that would pair McConnell’s debt-limit proposal with at least $1.5 trillion in spending cuts identified through bipartisan talks that Vice President Biden has led in recent weeks.”… Read more