Monthly Archives: November 2011

Corporatism 2.0

The internet seems to be following the path of all things – socialize the losses and privatize the profits. Now that the federal government has spent decades developing the infrastructure (technical, if not physical) of the internet, the corporations are … Continue reading

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The War On Voters Continues

For the last decade at least the right has been waging war on voter rights. The list of examples of intimidation and disenfranchisement is long, and hearkens back to Jim Crow times. For republicans it is a no-brainer (which for obvious reasons suits them): … Continue reading

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What First Amendment?

What’s the matter with Kansas? More specifically, what is the matter with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his office minions? It turns out that they do not feel that freedom of speech applies to 18-year-old high school seniors. Emma Sullivan … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust republicans With Gifts

One nation can afford only one too-big-to-fail institution, and it must be the government. Otherwise, regulatory capture ensues and suddenly the political apparatus is co-opted. This then leaves us in an oligarchy, where a relative few wealthy and powerful individuals … Continue reading

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OWS Is Two Months Old

Occupy Wall Street is two months old, and this infant better quickly learn to walk, and then run, or it might be too late. We are almost two-thirds of the way there. As said by Shopenhauer, All truth passes through … Continue reading

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Where’s The Media?

From APR: Dana Milbank on congressional fiddling: Where are the jobs? God knows. After preaching for weeks about the urgency of Washington taking action to create jobs, lawmakers decided to put their mammon where their mouths are. And so on … Continue reading

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It’s Only Good When The Rich Are On Your Side

Bill Gates on This Week (From C&L) GATES: I’m not an expert on how we should do taxes. Clearly, you can’t raise the taxes we need just by going after that 1 percent. Yes, I’m generally in favor of the … Continue reading

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