Category Archives: Class Warfare

The Difficulties in Stating the Case

Blame Woodrow Wilson. Before his presidency that annual State of the Union thing wasn’t a formal speech delivered before a Joint Session of Congress – heck, it wasn’t even annual. It was more of an occasional internal memo, as required … Continue reading

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Trailing Indicators

The country moved on. It used to be fine to attack those icky gay folks, and now it’s not. Attacking the useless poor, who are poor only because they have no sense of personal responsibility, used to be fine – … Continue reading

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Another Labored Day

So another Labor Day has come and gone, and summer has ended. Yeah, the autumnal equinox falls on September 22nd at 10:49 in the morning Eastern Time this year, and that’s the real end of summer – but don’t tell … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up

Ah, the sixties. Most of us now in our sixties spent the sixties, the decade, dodging the draft – just like Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney. Clinton got his student deferments – he was off to Oxford on that Rhodes … Continue reading

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Only Yesterday

Maybe we were living in the Roaring Twenties and September 2008 was our 1929 – with an absurdly overleveraged economy collapsing, again. We did this once before. Really – Fredrick Lewis Allen’s Only Yesterday is the best popular history of … Continue reading

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Expecting Robespierre Any Minute Now

It’s always fun to tweak the News Guy in Atlanta. He was part of the original team Ted Turner assembled to create CNN back in 1980 – pretty impressive – but he was also there when these guys came up … Continue reading

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The Fire This Time

You might remember that James Baldwin book from the sixties – The Fire Next Time – where the title comes from the old spiritual Mary Don’t You Weep – “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire … Continue reading

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