Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wednesday Morning Links

I don't have a whole lot of time this morning, so here are a few articles I found interesting this morning:

  • In the Boston Herald, Brett Arends has a column about his conversation with Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) on energy independence. The Congressman notes that "If we improve fuel economy from 25 mpg to 35 mpg over the next 10 years, that backs out the equivalent of all the oil we import from the Persian Gulf."
  • Also in the Herald is Margery Eagan's column about Diane Patrick's triumphant return to the spotlight.
  • In the Boston Globe, Senator John Kerry has a piece on the Healthy Businesses, Healthy Workers Reinsurance Act he plans to introduce this week. The bill would reimburse companies for their health insurance costs for the most chronically ill employees, thereby driving down their expenses. His prediction is that health insurance premiums would go down 10% for everybody under his plan>
  • Ever wonder what Mitt Romney's favorite novel is? Frankly, I'm more surprised that it's not one of the Left Behind novels, than the fact that it's by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology (via Universal Hub).