Tag Archives: Privatizing Social Security

Pressing the Imaginary Advantage

Ask Jack Benny, or Jon Stewart. Timing is everything. Wait that two beats, not one or three, and deliver the punch line. That’s where the joke is, the right words of course, but delivered at just the right time, after … Continue reading

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The Last Grown-Up

It gets tiresome. You know the drill. Republicans are the grown-ups in America – because they know there’s no free lunch. You make it on your own, or you don’t, and of course they hate everything that happened with FDR … Continue reading

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Everything in Kansas City

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” That’s the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel about that Gatsby fellow – and of course it is full of deep meaning. Or maybe … Continue reading

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A Fresh Array of Useful Idiots

This seems to be the third in a series – not that it was planned this way, but Wisconsin happens: Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended a budget bill that would slash public workers’ benefits and most collective bargaining rights … Continue reading

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Ambushed by an Insult

If you’re so smart how come you’re not rich? That’s the ultimate American insult – you’ve got your anti-intellectual resentment and anger mixed with blustering panicked insecurity. And in an odd way that question seems to be at the core … Continue reading

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