Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quick Hits

- Sign of the apocalypse: A graduate of New York’s Monroe College sued her alma mater for the $70,000 she spent on tuition. Why? She’s been unable to find a job since graduating and earning a degree earlier this year.

- Michael Douglas’ son is in trouble. Cameron Douglas was arrested at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort in New York recently, in a room rented by his father, and charged with possession of $18,000 worth of methamphetamines with the intent to distribute. According to the New York Post, the young Douglas was “very strung out” and had been arrested twice before on drug charges.

- According to Bloomberg News, one out of 10 Americans is now taking antidepressants. That’s double the percentage that was taking them in 1996. Meanwhile, the use of psychotherapy is declining because of insurance company restrictions on payment. So much for mental health…

- Who would win a hypothetical political match-up between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin? A recent poll (Rasmussen) says that Clinton would win, 51% to 39%. Clinton does better among independents and women; Palin is more popular among men. Duh…

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