Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rush to Judgment

Defining economic justice is hard to do – go over to the Center for Economic and Social Justice and see for yourself. Giving to each what he or she is due depends on what you decide is due to anyone … Continue reading

Posted in Class Warfare, CPAC, Obama the Socialist, Republicans Regroup, Republicans Reject Obama Stimulus Plan, Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh Address to CPAC, Rush Limbaugh Seizes Control of the GOP | 2 Comments

Regarding Free-Market Capitalism

Is it game over? If communism came to an end twenty years ago with the collapse of the Soviet Union, is capitalism coming to an end with the current worldwide economic collapse, with giant banks around the world effectively insolvent … Continue reading

Posted in Free-Market Capitalism, Larry Kudlow, Obama Dangerous, Obama the Socialist, Republican Delusions, The End of Capitalism, The Limits of Capitalism | Leave a comment

No Troubadours for Reagan These Days

If you look at the banner photo at the top of the page, you see a sunset from June 2004 – the shot is looking northeast from Mulholland Drive, far above Hollywood, on the day of Ronald Reagan’s funeral, taking … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Talk Radio, CPAC, Fairness Doctrine, Reagan Republicans, Rush Limbaugh | Leave a comment

Just Two Different Ways of Looking at Things

Tuesday, February 24, was the Barack and Bobby Show – Obama’s formal address to a joint session of Congress, on where we seem to be as a nation and what his administration plans to do, as best they can – … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Bailouts, Bobby Jindal, Nationalizing the Banks, Obama's Economic Plan, Obama's State of the Union Speech, Republicans Weird and Desperate, The Conservative-Liberal Divide | Leave a comment

Feels Like Civil War Brewing Again

Perhaps it was inevitable. We had that Civil War almost one hundred forty years ago, and, if you’ve ever lived in the South, you know they’re not happy with how that one turned out – people still mutter that the … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Brewing Again, Obama as Lincoln, Obama's State of the Union Speech, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Republican Party Becomes Regional, Republicans – Party of the South, Republicans in the Wilderness, Republicans Purge the Intellectuals, Republicans Regroup, Republicans Reject Cooperation | 5 Comments

Confidence without Illusion, or Much Hope

Ah, Reuters is telling us that anger really can kill you:   Anger and other strong emotions can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms in certain vulnerable people, U.S. researchers said on Monday.   Previous studies have shown that earthquakes, war … Continue reading

Posted in Anger and Fear, Economic Confidence, Obama and Hope for the Future, Obama as FDR, Presidential Cheerleading | Leave a comment

When Conventional Wisdom Fails

It happened once before. Perhaps it was in the early sixties, which opened with an odd election to choose someone to follow Dwight Eisenhower – and we got the dashing young man with the glamorous wife, who was a Catholic, … Continue reading

Posted in Conventional Wisdom, Cuba Trade Embargo, Cycles of Social and Political Change, Obama and JFK, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Richard Lugar, The Sixties | 2 Comments