Monthly Archives: November 2012

NYC’s holiday from homicide


What did they put in the water? From CNN: The big news in the Big Apple this week may be what didn’t happen. There was not a single reported slaying, stabbing, shooting or knifing in any of the five boroughs … Continue reading

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Bombing an open-air prison called Gaza


Glenn Greenwald, reminding us why the Israeli military is able to be so brazenly aggressive in its treatment of Gaza, which Noam Chomsky has called “the world’s largest open-air prison:” …That the Netanyahu government knows that any attempt to condemn … Continue reading

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It was the 47 percent’s fault


Mitt Romney, in a conference call to donors, blamed the usual suspects for his loss to Barack Obama: …Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the … Continue reading

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Grayson: Grand Bargain is bunk


Alan Grayson’s tie is goofy, but I like what he has to say about the false need for a so-called Grand Bargain: “An artificial crisis is being instituted to steal from us, to steal from the middle class, and to … Continue reading

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Working class rides train to nowhere


The lead paragraph from a smart piece in The New York Times Magazine that explains why the old jobs are never coming back, and why any politician who says they are is a liar: As anyone who rides Amtrak between … Continue reading

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Fear of a black planet, updated


On Tuesday, Odd Man Out posted a funny pre-election video in which Chris Rock pretended to argue to white voters that Barack Obama was as white as they are, therefore they should vote for him. Rock’s appeals fell on deaf … Continue reading

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Gas bag Karl Rove deflated on Fox News


The gas bag called Karl Rove, an “analyst” for Fox News, seemed on the verge of exploding last night. President Barack Obama had just been declared the victor in Ohio — even by Fox News — which meant that he … Continue reading

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