The high was projected in the 90’s for today.  Ok so the temperature only reached a mere 89.  The local television statioin gives a warning for the youngsters, WHEC-TV: With the heat and humidity the risk for heat related illnesses goes up. It can be dangerous for people exercising or playing sports outside. “It’s really […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

James Joyner, this morning: Aaron Brazell is doing some research on the evolution of blogging in recent years and has asked for my input. I started OTB in January 2003 and have seen a lot of change. I should note at the outset that my experience is almost entirely with the political blogosphere, a tiny […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

From ESPN: Jim McKay, 86, a longtime television sports journalist, has died of natural causes in Maryland, according to a statement from the McKay family. McKay is best known for hosting “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” and 12 Olympic Games. McKay won numerous awards for journalism, including the George Polk Memorial Award and two Emmys […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

I said yesterday morning: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) suggested that oil companies may be manipulating energy markets as Enron did in 2001, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Trade Commission needed to more aggressively regulate all futures markets Do you understand? Their answer is… more regulation, and more aggressive regulation. Rather […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

Interesting poll from CNN this morning.  It seems that John McCain and Barack Obama are tied in the polling numbers; In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted entirely after Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, he leads his Republican counterpart 49 to 46 percent among registered voters — a statistical tie, given the question’s 3 […]

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