Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

The Last Temptation of Congress

The so-called “Super Committee” seems to be like the Democratic Super Delegates, an excessively powerful sub-group that does even less good than the whole. In this case, it has admitted defeat, which means Republican and Democratic mainstays take hits in … Continue reading

Posted in Crony Capitalism, Federal Deficit, Politics | 14 Comments

The Latest on the Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

I don’t know about YOU, but I’ve got OWS Fatigue, thanks to the media going full tilt on it. Overkill, overdone, over IT. Stick a fork in it a serve it up Thursday, I say. Now what’s going on at Penn State … Continue reading

Posted in Education | 14 Comments

Taylor Swift

Last night Taylor Swift won her second American Music Awards “Artist of the Year” award. It was her tenth AMA award in 12 nominations. She’s also won four Grammys, thirteen Teen Choice Awards and six CMT awards. She’s won just … Continue reading

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Occupy Post-Mortem

I keep seeing people making statements like this one from Katrina vanden Heuvel: But Occupy is a protest movement — one that has transformed the landscape of politics, by forcing the country to face the reality of entrenched inequality and … Continue reading

Posted in Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Uncategorized | Tagged | 71 Comments