Monthly Archives: July 2011

Just say no, in person, to Obamabots


Here’s part of an e-mail I recently received from Barack Obama’s spin doctors: David — As someone who got his start as a community organizer, President Obama’s entire career has revolved around the idea that ordinary people working together can … Continue reading

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Bikeless in Philadelphia — again


I rarely blog about myself. I prefer the veneer of fiction when it comes to personal matters, so when my bicycle was stolen Monday, I blogged about the thieves in business and government who prosper at the expense of the … Continue reading

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Media’s ‘cult of balance’ drags it to the right


Interesting blog yesterday by Paul Krugman, edgier than most of his op-ed columns, sparked by his gloomy conclusion that “the cult of balance, of centrism” is hurting the country more than the cult of right-wing loonies pushing for default on … Continue reading

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Groveler-in-chief can’t cut deal on debt


Last night I listened to Barack Obama beg right-wing fanatics to accept his proposed solution to the debt ceiling standoff. He may as well have said, “Come on guys, I’m giving away the store plus all the land around the … Continue reading

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WP newsflash: Obama is no FDR!


It’s a tradition, I guess. The Washington Post reported the Watergate break-in and now, 39 years later, it is still dropping investigative bombshells: Since the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — which Obama and his advisers seem to have … Continue reading

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Media to America: What unemployment crisis?


On and on goes media coverage of the debt ceiling standoff, a shocking spectacle of Democratic weakness and Republican greed. What’s not being covered in the ongoing misery of the millions of Americans who lost jobs and/or homes and see … Continue reading

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God taps Rick Perry for prez…


… but what about the other Christian worthies? … Lest you think the Lone Star State has the only direct line to the divine, note that, in this presidential cycle, both Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain have said they are … Continue reading

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