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PN3(Ret), USN, 1991-2001. Done a number of clerical-type jobs. Computer "power user," my desktop is a Windows machine, but my laptop is an Ubuntu Linux.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 12, 2013
Considering the nomination of Larry Summers for Chairman of the Federal Reserve Has Larry Summers had his "two bites" that Admiral Nimitz said "every dog deserves"? I would argue that he has and that he doesn't deserve any more. He should be rejected as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
False Equivalence Of all of the failures of the modern-day press corps, this is probably the most infuriating.
SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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"?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Political information and how to judge it How does one best judge political information? Does the partisanship or lack of same constitute an important factor?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?
SHARE More Sharing        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) SHARE More Sharing        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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2009
Governor Jindals' health care proposal The Governor's health care proposal is unsatisfactory and is not even a good starting point for discussions.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Is the Iraq War on a path to ending? After hearing Obama's speech on the Iraq War, we wonder if we're on a path to the ending of that war?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2009
James Gilligan and the 3rd Presidential Debate James Gilligan gives his side of the 3rd Presidential Debate at Hofstra University.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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?

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