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Google and Apple's mobile platforms each boast about 1.2 million apps right now, and the race to develop hit apps never stops. But using data from the digital analytics firm comScore, Quartz points out a surprising trend: most smartphone owners in the U.S. download zero apps per month.
When I took out papers to run for the U.S. Senate in California, I figured I would probably have to give up blogging for this magazine. I couldn't quite see what would be wrong with it, but it's just not something that's done at a respectable news organization like the Washington Post Company (which owns Slate ). Show More Summary
Megan McArdle notes that
Is This How Unions Die?
"Saved by the Swiss in the Uighur Case:"
At least some of the rising discontent with the Democrats' health care reform comes from the left, or from not-necessarily-left voters disappointed that the left's favorite ideas--the public option, the Medicare buy-in--are dropping out of the legislation. Show More Summary
The Virtuous Social Egalitarian Circle: Whether or not it's accurate, Scott Gottlieb's op-ed on whether you'll be able to buy your way out of Obamacare ( answer: only if you're willing to pay 100% cash for treatment) made me feel better about our impending health regime. Show More Summary
Sudden Victory: People in the know in Washington appear to have already considered and dismissed the "ping pong" option --the possibility that if the Senate finally passes a compromise health care bill, Pelosi's House might simply vote...Show More Summary
Suderman buries the lede: Does the CBO analysis of the Senate health bill --the one that shows a 10-year deficit reduction of $132 billion--really assume that the scheduled reduction in doctor's payments of 21 % will actually go into...Show More Summary
Pong the Pig: Alert reader T, who makes his living in politics, offers a not-uninformed analysis of Congressional thinking on health care:
What do we want? More Kabuki! Will the angry left's need for cathartic Kabuki kill the promising "Pong" gambit --and maybe kill health care reform entirely (by forcing a House-Senate conference and a conference bill that then never gets...Show More Summary
Name one: Who are the "self-described centrists, pundits and politicians," Paul Krugman is denouncing, who talk about reining in deficits but who supposedly "punted" at the "historic moment" by refusing to back the Senate health bill?...Show More Summary
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Last week's twitters today at kf:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I apologize for the dropped posts (now back ). Slate 's new blogging system is cr... undergoing continuous improvement! Lucky I'm not the type to let that sort of thing drive me crazy... If anyone notices any other missing posts, please let me know.... Show More Summary
Robert Rector and Katherine Bradley note that the anti-welfare-reform provisions in the stimulus bill aren't as bad as I'd feared. They're worse. They attempt replicate the fiscal mechanics of the old welfare (AFDC) "entitlement," but with a bigger incentive to welfare expansion:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Marc Ambinder tells us what he really thinks about TARP II: