Political Animal


June 07, 2012 5:31 PM Evening Links

By Ryan Cooper

That’s it for today, folks. Posts were a little scattershot reading them again, but I think there were some good ones.

1. One Wall Street regulation that Republicans like. Maybe, but when the next crash comes, banks will get bailed out again. Trust me on that one.

2. Are Blackberries the cigarette of this century?

3. No chance of anything going wrong with this.

4. Ray Bradbury in the New Yorker.

5. Watch Monthly alum James Fallows on Charlie Rose discussing his new book.

6. The College Board to cancel the “rich kids’ SAT.”

7. Ezra Klein reminds us that presidents win elections, not mandates.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting. Consider this an open thread, with some outro jams.


Ryan Cooper is a National Correspondent at The Week, and a former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @ryanlcooper


  • schtick on June 07, 2012 8:07 PM:

    First we attack two countries, one for giving sanctuary to terrorists, then one because we KNOW they have WMDs and the mushroom cloud is only a day away, then we detain and torture without any representation or charges, then we use drones to attack people that the powers in charge claim are terrorists. How long before we are using drones on our own soil to attack and eliminate Americans that are deemed terrorists? Or communists? Or socialists? Or just because they don't agree with whomever is pulling the strings at the time?

    crapcha....what imsBoom....right.

  • TulsaTine on June 08, 2012 12:54 AM:

    Yes, we can guarantee no banker left behind in the next crash. Rich people can't visualize life without banks. And forget any of that 'breaking up' of the TBTF, because that would be outrageous socialism. Perhaps the tea party people will be a small counter-balance to the bail out brigade.

    No one will care about the debt then, or that out of control spending. We have to save the fabric of society, and the value of all those investments made by oligarchs all across this great land of ours.

    proud to be an amerkian in the ussa