Monthly Archives: January 2011

My post to NYT “comments” section responding to Paul Krugman’s 1/27/11 column, “Their Own Private Europe”

As usual, I find Prof. Krugman’s column an invaluable guide to cutting through political spin in a nonpartisan way — though I wonder that Republicans in particular aren’t more embarrassed at routinely having their claims and accounting methods exposed as … Continue reading

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My latest masterpiece, responding to Mr. Colbert’s call…

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My suggestions for CODE PINK’s report card on Obama as Commander in Chief

I. GLOBAL WAR on TERROR (GWoT):  D+ [Forget the rebranding; Obama has continued Bush’s strategically and morally bankrupt policy that fuels terrorism and global instability while cementing the worst of the Bush/Cheney legacy: the assault on civil liberties, press freedom, … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different (a Lenny Bruce classic, both funny and profound)…

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My response to Paul Krugman’s latest column:

When competing ideologies are apparently irreconcilable and political expression is increasingly toxic (as in the current environment), there is only one sane response: informed, rational, cool-headed PRAGMATISM. IF ONLY an American leader would emerge and make the case for proven … Continue reading

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I just unsubscribed from ActBlue (service for donating to Democrats), and here’s the message I sent them, explaining WHY…

[SUBJECT] Contributing to Obama and the Democrats… …is something I can no longer do, in good conscience.  Obama’s foreign and domestic policies largely represent continuity from his predecessor (or worse, such as the president’s assertion of the right to execute … Continue reading

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On the Shooting of an American Congresswoman…

To the Tea Party and Republicans: The violence you seek to dismiss as “random” is anything but. Please consider the possibility that you are supporting a genuinely fascist movement, ascendant in America since at least 9/11. Please understand that I’m … Continue reading

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Happy 2011, Now Let’s Throw the Bums Out!

Today, MoveOn.org tried to get me worked up about the fact that Maine’s rabid new governor wants to tell Obama to “go to hell!” So what? Most progressives should be echoing him! On the political front, this is my most … Continue reading

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