Friday, December 26, 2008

Short Takes

Retail Blues: holiday shopping didn’t really help the economy, and after-Christmas may not help, either.

Eartha Kitt, the sultry-voiced singer (Santa Baby) and original Catwoman dies at 81. (HT to deeky.)

Polling Well: Barack Obama is the man Americans admire most.

Where’d They Go? Enrollment is down 30,000 in Florida’s public schools.

Winning Friends the Hard Way: The CIA hands out Viagra to entice men in Afghanistan to turn in terrorists.