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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 The return of austerity on the Democratic side of the aisle
As they appear to have forgotten the whole point of Occupy Wall Street, that it's not the deficit, but inequality and unemployment that are America's primary problems, the austerity bug has been infecting some Democrats with its stinking, horribly awful, degenerative disease.
(6 comments) Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Jonathan Chait's case for Obama
Is this really the best that pro-Obama people can do to justify a second term for our President?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 False Equivalence
Of all of the failures of the modern-day press corps, this is probably the most infuriating.
Sunday, July 10, 2011 Iraq's future
Is there any realistic path to any sort of victory in Iraq? Can it be don t al or would it simply require a greater effort than America is willing to put up for it?
(2 comments) Monday, June 13, 2011 About bloody time, it is!
Larry Summers fills his piece with "No $%#@ Sherlock" pearls of wisdom. Very welcome pearls, no doubt about that, but very long-overdue ones.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 A Right-winger Looks at US Policy in the Mideast
Right-wing columnist accuses President Obama of having a "checkered record" as Commander-in-Chief. On close examination, it's not at all clear that Obama has any such thing.
(1 comments) Saturday, November 27, 2010 Reviewing "Decision Points" - G.W. Bush's memoir
A review of Bush's autobiographical book on his presidency and the serious issues it brings up for Americans in general and for the press corps in particular.
(4 comments) Monday, August 9, 2010 What will the next Congress look like?
If, as many fear, the Republicans manage to take over one or both house of Congress? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicates that he's been entirely happy with his strategy to block or at least delay, pretty much everything the Obama Administration has tried to do since January 2009.
(1 comments) Friday, June 18, 2010 We've Gotta Make a Stink about This
The deficit scolds/the "Catfood Commission" is coming to Philadelphia June 26th. We call them that because they'd love to see our senior citizens reduced to eating catfood. Their goal is not to solve true economic problems, but to impoverish everyone who makes less than a quarter of a million a year.
(3 comments) Wednesday, June 2, 2010 The deficit scolds strike
The hysteria about the deficit is spreading and regular Americans are being trampled in the panic.
(1 comments) Saturday, April 3, 2010 Institutional privilege
On the balancing act between institutional privilege and credibility with the public. Is a "win-win" solution possible or is it a "zero-sum" or "win-loss" kind of "game"?
(1 comments) Saturday, December 12, 2009 How well is the traditional media doing its job?
Is the traditional media too obsessed with Tiger Woods' romantic difficulties? Is the media paying so much attention to Woods that they're letting other priorities slide?
Sunday, October 18, 2009 Protest against wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan
March in Philly on the 17th of October to protest range of issues, primarily war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, the need for spending on human needs and not corporate greed, wars and repression in Palestine and Latin America and the desperate need for nuclear disarmament.
(3 comments) Tuesday, October 6, 2009 The "a few bad apples" defense
Does the "a few bad apples" defense apply to ACORN? One of the problems in using that defense is that it's been very badly overused over the past decade.
(1 comments) Thursday, January 22, 2009 Department of Unsurprising News
Whuuh?!?! The warrantless wiretapping program was a dragnet and not a carefully pin-pointed program?!?!? Wow! The attack on Gaza did not wipe out Hamas?!?! President Obama's a smart guy? Rush Limbaugh hates his fellow Americans?