Steal My Opinion: Week 5 Preview

January 29, 2009

The last day of the month, the first full week under a new President, and folks are sure to be abuzz about something this weekend. But what will they be talking about? More importantly, what do you think about it? Instead of reading books and articles and keeping up with the times, grab your weekly point of view from Steal My Opinion.

As always, the full weekly edition of Steal My Opinion is only a buck a week, and is sent every Thursday afternoon, just in time for the cocktail party circuit.

THIS WEEKS TOPICS
Current Affairs
President Obama’s laid-back White House: Good idea or disrespect to the office?
Blago is Out: Did he get a fair shake?
Division in Davos: What should we make of Erdogan v. Peres?
Hamid Karzai Staying Put (For Now): Does this complicate things for the United States?
Lilly Ledbetter: Who is she and what was the point of this bill?

Business & Economics
Bailout Passes the House: How’s the bill look?
China and the Crisis: What’s coming next?

Sports
Steelers vs. Cardinals: Who should we root for? What’s the point?

Arts & Life
R.I.P. John Updike: What is his legacy?
The Bacon Explosion: You’ve definitely heard of it, right?

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Steal My Opinion: Week 4 Preview

January 22, 2009

Week four of 2009, and we have a new President, new Cabinet, and a healthy dose of new opinions just for you. Here’s a preview of what paying customers will receive this week.

As always, the full weekly edition of Steal My Opinion is only a buck a week, and is sent every Thursday afternoon, just in time for the cocktail party circuit.

THIS WEEKS TOPICS
Inauguration 2009
The Address: Disappointing?
That Poem: What was the deal there?
The First Lady’s Outfits: Ranking them

Global Affairs
Laurent Nkunda Under Arrest: Hope for the DRC?
Cease-Fire in Gaza; Hamas v. Fatah: What’s a new President to do?

Business & Economics
Tim Geithner’s New Job: What on earth should he do first?
Stimulus Spending and World War II: What’s the connection?

Arts & Entertainment
LOST Season Five Premier: What happened? Was it any good?
Oscar Nominations: Who got snubbed? Who’s going to win?

Agenda 2009
Closing Guantanamo: What’s taking so long?

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Steal My Opinion: Week 3 Preview

January 15, 2009

January is halfway over, and you’re already slipping behind on 2009 news? Sound like you’re on the ball, while remaining totally uninformed, with Week Three of Steal My Opinion.  You’ll seem like the smartest fellow in the room, even though you’re probably the laziest.

As always, the full weekly edition of Steal My Opinion is only a buck a week, and is sent every Thursday afternoon, just in time for the cocktail party circuit.

THIS WEEKS TOPICS
Current Affairs
Gaza Death Toll Passes 1,000: What should happen next?
Clinton’s Confirmation Hearing: How’d she do?
Supreme Court Eases Rules for Cops: Is Lady Justice smiling?
The Inauguration: What will it mean, really?
Inauguration Day and Gays: What Rick Warren and Gene Robinson represent.

Business & Economics
The Fiscal Stimulus: Unions, effectiveness, and justice
Steve Jobs is Out (For Now); Apple Shares Tumble: Are we bullish?

Bush Legacy Watch
The Final Press Conference: What did we think?
Torture and ‘Legality’: What should Obama do?

Lifestyle
New Year’s Resolutions: Did we make one, what’s the point?

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Steal My Opinion: Week 2 Preview

January 8, 2009

Week two of 2009 has brought more news and happenings worthy of your opinion, but not worthy of your time. Here’s a preview of what paying customers will receive this week.

As always, the full weekly edition of Steal My Opinion is only a buck a week, and is sent every Thursday afternoon, just in time for the cocktail party circuit.

THIS WEEKS TOPICS
Current Affairs

Leon Panetta to head CIA: Smart pick or questionable credentials?
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General: Where did that come from?
Russia’s Gas Problem: When are the taps going back on?

Business & Economics
The Stimulus Package: How big, who gets it, what difference will it make?
Satyam Scandal: What does it mean for the future of outsourcing?
Bernie Madoff (with a lot of other people’s money): What lessons for the future are there?

Bush Legacy Watch
White House Sends Aid to Darfur: Too little too late?
Bush’s Pacific Sanctuary: Could this be the coolest lame-duck act ever?

Agenda 2009
Health Care Reform: What can we achieve? What should we achieve?
Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Where do we go from here?

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Steal My Opinion: Week 1 Preview

January 1, 2009

It’s the first weekend of the new year, and that means a whole new year of parties, dinners, and random encounters where you may need to sound like you have any idea what you’re talking about.  If your New Year’s resolution was to make people think you care about current affairs, even though you don’t, you’ve come to the right place.

As always, the full weekly edition of Steal My Opinion is only a buck a week, and is sent every Thursday afternoon, just in time for the cocktail party circuit.

THIS WEEKS TOPICS
Current Affairs
Israel Set to Invade Gaza: How should we feel about that?
Coup in Conakry: Is Guinea better off?
Keynes vs. Friedman: Who are these people, and who is right?
Surplus U.S. Housing Stock: What should we do with all of that?

Science
Stephen Chu, New Energy Secretary: Is this guy the real deal?
The Space Program: Do we need it?
Malaria Treatments: What’s going on with this stuff?

Books, Art, and Music
Fleet Foxes: Are they as good as everyone says they are?
Malcolm Gladwell’s New Book: What’s the deal there?
RIP Harold Pinter: Who exactly was this guy?

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