The big news of the day is, of course, Hurricane Katrina which has now been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane. It will still be with us for at least 12 hours and the real damage—the flooding—is yet to come. There are a few other things that have caught my eye this morning:
- Billmon contrasts the drafting of the U. S. Constitution with that of the Iraqi constitution.
- The Health Care Blog comments on the Vioxx decision.
- MaxSpeak has comments other than the usual hagiography on Alan Greenspan.
- Pundita responds, rather crossly, to my post on the credibility of sources.
- Knowledge Problem reports that, from a state tax revenue point-of-view, the rising price of gasoline is a mixed bag. States that have a per-gallon tax only may suffer; states that have a sales tax may benefit. And, of course, Illinois has both (IIRC).
- Looks like we might see how well the U. S. government’s disaster recovery/business continuity planning is real soon: Wizbang reports that the National Finance Center—the central clearing house for all federal government employee payroll checks—may have been put out of commission by Hurricane Katrina.
That’s the lot.