pathopsychology of auto industry

One of the major causes of global warming is automobiles. It is obvious that mileage requirements should be increased, and fast. Foreign countries are producing more economical cars --- and selling them. The US auto industry is being driven out of business. For its own survival the industry should be putting intense efforts into more efficient, economical cars. It should insist that Congress require higher mileage standards and fast. And it has someone in Congress who can do that: John Dingell. But he and the auto industry are fighting any attempts to, forcing the US companies out of business so destroying the jobs of his constituents. Are they nuts?
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The pathopsychology of John Dingell and the auto industry

One of the major causes of global warming is automobiles. It is obvious that mileage requirements should be increased, and fast. Foreign countries are producing more economical cars --- and selling them. The US auto industry is being driven out of business. For its own survival the industry should be putting intense efforts into more efficient, economical cars. It should insist that Congress require higher mileage standards and fast. And it has someone in Congress who can do that: John Dingell. But he and the auto industry are fighting any attempts to, forcing the US companies out of business so destroying the jobs of his constituents. Are they nuts?

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The Four-Point Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson's unannounced but in the race. He's going to be a contender for the Republican nomination. What does he bring to the table for the Republican nomination? There are four big items.

1. THE SOUTHERN SLOT. There was no major Southern candidate for the GOP nomination. So Tennessee-born Fred Thompson filled a hole in the Republican field. Of course, Mike Huckabee, James Gilmore, and Ron Paul are Southern as well, but they're all minor candidates. From Thompson already had more support than the other three put together the day after he announced that he was thinking about running.

But the South is bigger and more heavily populated than most people think? As a result, Thompson's regional base is much larger than McCain's, Romney's, or Giuliani's. Generally, the South is thought of as the eleven former Confederate states plus the border states of Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland. But the stereotype is wrong. The South includes much of southern Ohio, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Of course, some parts of the cultural and political South have defected, including the Washington, DC suburbs and the Miami region in Florida. Nevertheless, Fred Thompson's regional clout would be extensive in both the primary and the general election.

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An Immigration Food Fight

This is by DMI's new immigration project coordinator Suman Raghunathan- she'll be posting here shortly. Given Jonathan's post today offering good criticism of the Senate bill here are some additional thoughts on the policy end.

As Senators relax in their home district over the Memorial Day weekend recess, I've got a few reminders for them as they mull over the recent immigration proposal   (The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act) and head out into a supposed firestorm of public opinion.  

Newsflash: Americans support a smart and compassionate legalization program that acknowledges immigrant contributions to our nation.

A New York Times/CBS News poll released Friday underlined just how ready Americans are for a fair legalization program to address the nation's over 12 million undocumented immigrants.  Nearly two-thirds of respondents supported legalization for those who have been in the US for at least two years.  Nearly two-thirds of those polled also felt recent immigrants contribute to the US.  

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Pro-Dem companies outperform pro-GOP

As a committed business Democrat -- a true Kool-Aid drinking believer in the Dems' business policies -- I found this article very interesting:

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/St ory.aspx?dist=newsfinder&siteid=mktw &guid=%7BA88DEDDA%2D1279%2D475C%2D90 3D%2D85EF3B1324D9%7D&link=&keywo rd=blue

According to the firm's research paper, "The Blue Factor," an index of 76 companies in the S&P 500 meeting certain ethical criteria and favoring Democrats -- "blue" stocks -- would have topped a group of about 380 Republican "red" stocks by 15.6 percentage points annualized over the five years through August.

Trading in a five-year range, the pro-Democratic companies more than doubled the return of the pro-Republican companies.

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