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Thursday, March 8, 2012 08:28 am
For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it’s a personal pocketbook issue. The Florida tea-party Republican (who, of course, blames President Obama fo...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 03:54 am
We’re being told by today’s High Priests of Conventional Wisdom that everyone and everything in our economic cosmos necessarily revolves around one dazzling star: the corporation.This heav...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 08:25 am
The rich are different from you and me, but the really, really, really rich are also different from the merely rich.For example, the rich can buy caviar and Champagne, but the Triple-R Rich can buy en...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 05:04 pm
Early last year, during an intimate chat and chew dinner with some Silicon Valley high-tech barons, President Barack Obama posed a question to Steve Jobs, baron of the Apple empire: “What would ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 09:27 am
Wow, January’s gone already – time really flies when you’re having Republican presidential primaries! And what better time than Presidents Month to poke into that warren of feral Rep...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 10:19 pm
“Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country, as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting o...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 06:11 am
What planet does presidential wannabe Rick Santorum live on? When it comes to grasping the situation of America’s hard-hit workaday majority, this sweater-vested ultra-right-winger is further ou...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 03:29 am
Oh, to be in Afghanistan again, when the poppies are in bloom!If you need a symbol of how America’s decade-long war is going in this faraway land, look no farther than the beautiful fields of re...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:15 am
And away we go!Not just into a new year, but – zap! – suddenly we find ourselves catapulted en masse into the turbulent Twilight Zone of the 2012 presidential election. On day three of the...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 01:19 pm
It wasn’t that long ago that the act of “gift giving” didn’t require a maddening trip to Walmart or a desperate online search for this season’s must-have toy. Rather, a g...


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