Category Archives: Money in Politics

Dana’s Point

There was a birthday party out here this weekend – Richard Henry Dana would have been two hundred years old on Saturday, if anyone lasted that long. He didn’t, but his book Two Years Before the Mast did – so, … Continue reading

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Perfectly Normal Paranoia

Life can be just cold and brutal. At least it was in the late seventies up in Rochester, New York, in the deep of winter, grading high school essays on Hamlet’s issues with his mother or whatever. At least the … Continue reading

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Money Keeps Talking Louder

On Valentine’s Day, 2011, no one was thinking that Scott Walker had much of a chance to be our next president. That’s when the protests started – Walker, just elected for his first term as governor of Wisconsin, had surprised … Continue reading

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Surprising No One

Timing is everything, so the Supreme Court doesn’t announce controversial definitive rulings on April Fools’ Day. They wait a day, and then they rule on a divisive and contentious matter in a way everyone knew they would but hoped they … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Country

“Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.” ~ Douglas Adams “I don’t take comments from anybody … Continue reading

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Casino Politics

No, you don’t matter. That’s why so many people don’t vote – unlike Australia, where it’s required by law, here voting is voluntary. There’s no fine if you stay home and watch American Idol and text in your vote for … Continue reading

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