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Dems and Economic Populism

The economic outlook as been bleak for some time now for the little people. The Bush administration and the Republicans are oblivious and point blank don’t give a damn. But the Democrats are starting to pay attention, as the N.Y. Times reports: On Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail, Democrats are increasingly moving […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Powerful

Welcome to the “New Gilded Age.” On the flip side of learning that average American doesn’t take vacations, we learn that a new “Gilded Age” is upon us, complete with corporate barons living in the style of days gone by. Those earlier barons disappeared by the 1920s and, constrained by the Depression and by the […]

Vacation? What’s That?

Vacation? What’s that? Here in America, we’re in the “land of the overworked and tired,” and sadly, as Ezra Klein reports in an OP/ED in the Sunday L.A. Times: THE MOST astonishing revelations in Michael Moore’s “Sicko” have nothing to do with healthcare. They’re about vacation time. French vacation time, to be precise. Yes, it’s […]

‘Ship of Fools’ Reveals the Hatred on the Right

Any one who got the point that Hart was making here with his piece on Ted Nugent that was largely misinterpretated and taken out of context by first World Net Daily and then Hannity, got that the hate speak from the right wing is driving many to distraction and frustration and we must do something […]