Monthly Archives: December 2012

Reich vs. Black: a smart, decent establishment liberal vs. a shrewd and principled progressive (sometimes the difference is appreciable)

[With President Obama cutting his Christmas vacation short yesterday and rushing back to Washington last night, the Fiscal Cliff-predicated “Grand Bargain” follies have apparently resumed.  Although it looked for a moment like the Tea Party-Republicans had inadvertently managed to save … Continue reading

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Quoting a few individuals who understand the challenges we face

Today I’m featuring a simple list of excerpted statements made (very recently, in most cases) by some of the hardworking, principled, and courageous individuals who consistently inspire me and give me hope.  Among them are Pulitzer Prize winners, decorated military … Continue reading

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A holiday message

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Wake Up to the Founders’ Nightmare: Living In a World of Unstoppable Tyrants

I’ve been composing this difficult blog in the shadow of a national tragedy, as the country grieves for the 20 children and eight adults senselessly slaughtered at an elementary school in Connecticut last Friday.  Although it took a particularly horrific … Continue reading

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“Fiscal Cliff” update, acknowledging incremental progress… with caveats

[First, if you’re still basically confused about the whole “Fiscal Cliff” thing, I recommend former Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s 2.5 minute video primer on the subject.] A third of the way into December, the “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations have progressed to … Continue reading

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