[Guest post by DRJ]
This is an open thread on a hot Friday afternoon, but there are a couple of stories we haven’t mentioned this week that you might like to discuss:
Senator Barbara Boxer got an earful yesterday from Harry C. Alford, the President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Commerce, when she treated his testimony regarding energy policy and green jobs as equivalent to the opinions of other black organizations and individuals. Boxer seems to think the opinions of all black persons are of equal value regardless of their qualifications or supporting evidence:
Meanwhile, today, Larry Summers had his own awkward moment when he argued the economy must be getting better … because “economic depression” isn’t getting as many hits on Google:
“Of all the statistics pouring into the White House every day, top economic adviser Larry Summers highlighted one Friday to make his case that the economic free-fall has ended.
The number of people searching for the term “economic depression” on Google is down to normal levels, Summers said.”
Isn’t it great to know the Obama Administration’s economic team is on top of really important things like Google searches?
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Also, Walter Cronkite died. His death means little to me, but I know he was an important figure to some. Consider this an open thread on that topic as well — and please withhold any cheap shots.