Category Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Another Odd May Day

Okay – it was one more May Day with the usual foolishness. It was International Workers Day, and Ed Kilgore explained here how we don’t participate – we moved that sort of thing to the end of summer, our Labor … Continue reading

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Engineering a Better America

There are a couple of theories about why things just work so well – and sometimes they contradict each other. There’re the Great Man theory, where one extraordinary man (or woman) by sheer force of will creates something from nothing … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich in a Leon Trotsky Mask

Monday, January 9, 2012 – the day before the New Hampshire primary, where the Republicans make a second attempt to choose someone to run against Obama – and the day Newt Gingrich – seething with anger at being sandbagged in … Continue reading

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Not Where We Started the Year

The year comes to a close, and that means we get the usual lists of what people have decided were the defining moments of the last twelve months – trying to satisfy that all too human urge to figure out … Continue reading

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The Words Used

Let’s talk academics. First, there’s Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, who was our secretary of labor during the Clinton administration. His latest book is Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future – and it is a … Continue reading

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The Conservative Identity Crisis

Who are these people? Back in the late fifties – the Eisenhower fifties – the question was about the feckless Democrats. Ike had easily defeated the egg-head, the man who thought too much and used big words, Adlai Stevenson, and … Continue reading

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The Great Bloomberg Raid

That’s the trouble with living out here in California. All the interesting stuff happens back east. And it has already happened. Hell, even Saturday Night Live – LIVE from New York City – isn’t live out here. It’s on three-hour … Continue reading

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