Tag Archives: Glenn Greenwald

Juicy Scandal

As if a national election that may have realigned political power in America for a generation or two, with the Republican Party in tatters and now irrelevant, even if they don’t believe it, wasn’t enough – and as if the … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Pretty Soon

They call them flame wars, a fairly new term. That’s when two big guns in the world of political commentary get into a nasty back-and-forth online. One of them posts something at one of the major sites, and the other, … Continue reading

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Droning On

It was a layered Christmas. Those of us who were kids in the fifties and came of age in the sixties are the quiet old folks now – that Animal House movie might as well have been about Ancient Rome, … Continue reading

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Death Be Not Proud

Death Be Not Proud – everyone sort of knows those four words, and they sound vaguely impressive, and you sometimes see them inscribed on a gravestone or you hear them at a funeral. They represent a sort of defiance, a … Continue reading

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Seeing Things from the Other Side

That Occupy Wall Street thing continues, seemingly gathering momentum – which is odd for a protest with no fixed demands. But they say that is the point. The One Percent owns the country, and rules the country, and the Ninety-Nine … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some of That Here

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. That is what George Orwell was saying back in 1939, in a review of a new book by Bertrand Russell, and the times were all that different … Continue reading

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No Secrets

Everyone tracks everything now and there are no secrets. Leave your cell phone on and someone, somehow, can know exactly where you are – or where your cell phone is – within a few feet. Buy anything with debit or … Continue reading

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