The way it is, Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today’s virtual front page, again on the p.m. cycle (which is my favorite cycle):

E.W. Cromartie to resign in plea agreement — That’s still the most important fact in this second-day story; the fact that he’s going to prison is less important to citizens and voters. You may want to read this impact piece that was in The State today, although it doesn’t tell anything about what happens next that you didn’t already know if you follow these things. (Still don’t know when the special election will be.)

ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan — Our own Lindsey Graham is among those still trying, despite all the setbacks, to pass true, effective, comprehensive immigration reform. And you may not have known that.

Northrop Quits Tanker Bid — Now that Boeing is coming to SC, this is sort of a local business story. This long fight now ends well for Boeing. How good is this news for that company? $40 billion worth of good.

Israel announces East Jerusalem homes as Biden visits — I’ve sort of been watching the buildup to this for a couple of days — Israel moving toward building new settlements, and Palestinian officials being willing to negotiate anyway, which is promising. Biden’s visit is a good opportunity to move this to the front page.

Obama Turns Up the Volume in Health Care Bid — The continuing political saga.

No Dem frontrunner, poll says — I just include this as a make-note-of thing. This Rasmussen Poll doesn’t really tell us anything except that voters aren’t paying attention yet, which we already knew. Truth is, there’s every reason to believe Vincent Sheheen’s the frontrunner, which I think Dwight Drake decided before quitting.

4 thoughts on “The way it is, Tuesday, March 9, 2010

  1. Karen McLeod

    There ought to be some way you can make money off of this. It’s a good news summary for someone who lives in Cola.

  2. Karen McLeod

    Hmm, I see that the last sentence of my previous post could be taken 2 ways. I meant that anyone living in or near Cola. would find these posts useful and informative.


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