Tag Archives: Gilded Age

Are permatemps here to stay?

One of the things I can’t stand about Barack Obama is his glib complacency regarding the job market. He’s a great talker, but I’ve never heard him make a truly impassioned speech about putting the unemployed and the underemployed back … Continue reading

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Poe at the billionaires’ bash

Bill Moyers and William Winship commenting on the arrogance of “imperial swells” who throw grand parties to congratulate themselves on their great wealth: This one occurred here in Manhattan at the annual black-tie dinner and induction ceremony for Kappa Beta … Continue reading

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PA’s frackin’ Scrooge of the Year

James Carville noted years ago that, from the standpoint of political strategists, “Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and Alabama in between,” or words to that effect. He has been pilloried by critics on the left and right for his remark, … Continue reading

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Know your enemy. Keep the Brawny boys in the news.

Interesting reader’s comment on a Crooks and Liars story about the Saturday rally in Madison, WI, that drew 100,000 protesters: I think that the Koch brothers may finally have unwittingly jumped the shark. While it may be a bit premature … Continue reading

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