January 2009

When Will They Ever Learn?

January 20, 2009

Okay, boys and girls. The lesson for today is that, as former VP Dan Quayle reminded us, a head is a terrible thing to lose. Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan may be personally nice people. They may be more or less intelligent. They are not well informed. On a recent edition of the MSNBC show […]

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Loco Motive

January 15, 2009

Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power. Benito Mussolini Once upon a time I was in politics. That was long ago, when I was young. Well, younger. I was one of four councilmen but also Mayor Pro tem and, for a period, Acting Mayor. It […]

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Wall Street Is Dissing You

January 13, 2009

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. – Samuel Johnson Saving America is decidedly not a priority of Wall Street. That sentence has an intentional ambiguity. America is widely famous for having the lowest savings rate in the developed world. Why? The reason is shoved in our face with some regularity. The problem is […]

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Yes, We Have No Bananas

January 9, 2009

Please forgive me. I am doing something I have only done once before. I have copy and pasted a commentary from someone else. Johann Hari is a British journalist. Among other awards, he is the youngest ever winner of the George Orwell Award. This is the pre-eminent award for British political writing. He writes for […]

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One For All

January 5, 2009

Go ahead. Everyone who doesn’t really know the meaning of the word, shout the word socialism at the top of your lungs. Come on, get it over with because, whatever the untutored may think, the subject of this post has nothing whatsoever to do with that awful word. Anyone thinking that national healthcare is somehow […]

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