Monday, January 14, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Faye Dunaway, 72. As it happens, I just watched both "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Chinatown" again in the last few weeks; as big a Warren Beatty fan as I am, I do think she's the best thing in Bonnie and Clyde, and when she's in a truly great movie, in Chinatown...well, she'll do until someone else comes along.

Also, some good stuff:

1. Greg Koger: against majority-imposed Senate reform.

2. John Sides on the possible electoral effects of what House Republicans are up to.

3. You've seen it by now, but Ezra Klein reports: no coin.

4. Stan Collender explains the WH strategy.

5. Sarah Kliff on Roe at 40.

6. And the White House response to the Death Star petition.

3 comments:

  1. The problem with the WH strategy if Collender is correct is that Obama is not a sociopath and (most of) the House GOP are. I don't really believe that Obama is going to allow default to happen with all the dire global economic consequences that would follow and neither do House Republicans.

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  2. Wait a minute ... Bonnie and Clyde isn't a truly great movie?

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    1. I sort of don't think so. Great moments, yes, and obviously important to history...but to me, it doesn't quite cohere as a truly great movie.

      Or, to put it another way, it's awful good, but more a rank-and-file Gaylord Perry HOFer than an inner-circle Mays/Bonds HOF.

      OTOH, I could be wrong, and I don't actually disagree with anything here:

      http://begonias.typepad.com/srubio/2012/02/3-bonnie-and-clyde-arthur-penn-1967.html

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