Pithy bits around the blogs
- Ray Murphy at YPP reveals that the data underlying recent BPT-repeal cheerleading may not be reliable. Given the complexity of the issue to start with, we're owed better than further clouding...
- Ben Waxman at YPP applauds the Phila. local team's record on Iraq, from Brady and Fattah's votes against the war to City Council's shows of support for that stance and nonsupport of the Patriot Act.
- Friedman at AH directs our attention to a study showing that downtowns are on the upswing and that density is part of the attraction.
- Following that lead of bucking the conventional wisdom, Earl at Philly Future points us to research that takes issue with the received wisdom that newspaper readership is declining (!).
- Another PF poster notes that Knight-Ridder is freezing spending at its already abused local papers, while it figures out its own fate. This means union contracts, among other things, are on hold.
- Meanwhile Will Bunch of Attytood catches news that Cheney's new house has its own restricted airspace overhead (whether or not the Veep is at home).