The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, June 23, 2006  

With Media Miscellany
June 23, 2006

Out of Step [*]
Just one day after Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) voted against an increase in the federal minimum wage, the Pennsylvania State Senate approved by a wide margin a measure to raise the floor here to $7.15 an hour next year. Maybe he'd feel more at home in Virginia after all.

Weapons of Crass Desperation
Meet Sen. Santorum, the newly minted expert on Iraq's non-existent chemicals weapons program. It's fitting that this discredited and desperate lawmaker would ride solo on a hobby-horse of his own imagination.

Suskind Strikes Again
Ron Suskind, author of the outstanding examination of the inner workings (so to speak) of the Bush administraion, The Price of Loyalty, is out with a new book, The One Percent Doctrine, which has been garnering excellent reviews, including from Gary Kamiya at ("License to Lie") and Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times ("Personality, Ideology and Bush's Terror Wars").

Buying Salvation
Can you imagine my shock upon learning our Lord & Savior had been sold to the highest bidder? Oh, wait, no, that was our Lord & Taylor. Um, go back to what you were doing.

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