Busy day today; went to the Green is Good to Business Conference at the Convention Center. Good turnout, impressive array of businesses engaged in saving the planet and saving money. Here are your headlines:
- U.S. poverty rate hits highest rate since 1993; 1 in 6 are now poor (WashPost) — Yeah, and a lot of us who don’t technically qualify feel it, too. One of my kids asked me the other day if the U.S. was on it’s way down. I think I mumbled something meaningless in response. Next day I told someone to hang onto their investments because the market will inevitably rise again. Optimism is a habit.
- Kabul attacks continue into night (BBC) — Squeezed out for the lede by poor folks in the U.S., Taliban who attacked the U.S. embassy battle on.
- Palestinian Plan Puts U.S. In A Bind (NPR) — The report says, “The U.S. favors Palestinian statehood, but doesn’t think it should be done at the United Nations.” Makes sense, given that body’s lack of, shall we say, detachment in dealing with anything having to do with Israel.
- S.C. GOP primary will remain first in South, chairman says (thestate.com) — This announcement that SC will move up its primary was apparently prompted by an early move by Arizona. This confuses me. Arizona is the West, not the South.
- Cheney: Time to Rein In Iran (WSJ) — I guess he just felt like somebody had to say it, and the people who will hate hearing about it already hate him, so…
- Iran’s president says two U.S. hikers jailed for two years will be released (WashPost) — Too late. The ex-veep’s already on your case. What? You think he needs to be in office to act? Ever hear of Blackwater (or whatever it’s called now)?