Tag: Water Cooler

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/22/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune 2020 Biden (1): “Skeptical Democratic donors tell Joe Biden they will not raise funds for him at the […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/19/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, my day today is unduly dynamic and complexified. I will return tomorrow in full force. In the meantime, here are some conversation starters! –lambert A clever workaround: Bird Preacher. A half-truth about St.Francis (1181-1226) is that he preached to birds – like a 12th century Dr.Dolittle. The truth […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/15/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, this Water Cooler is a little Beto and Boeing heavy, but that’s where we are right now! –lambert Trade “China and US make ‘concrete progress’ on trade deal text” [South China Morning Post]. • We’ll see. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/14/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune 2020 Biden: Alert reader ED throws this over the transom: I worked at the Pennsylvania Extruded Tube Company […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/7/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I have had a complexified day, and so today’s Water Cooler will be a bit abbreviated. A shame, since there’s so much happening! –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/28/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade USTR to suspend China tariff hike ‘until further notice’ [Reuters]. “The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday it would move to formally suspend a scheduled tariff increase on Chinese goods “until further notice” following President Donald Trump’s decision to delay his Friday deadline […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/18/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, President’s Day is legit a holiday, so I’m off to a notional beach. Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert Musical interlude! The original: [embedded content] The cover: [embedded content] To make the song title and refrain completely clear, a verse: A hundred dollar Franklin, man, […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/13/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 Holder: “Former Attorney General Eric Holder Close To 2020 Decision As He Heads To Iowa” [NPR]. “Holder, who served for six years under former President […]

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