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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 01:40 am
Five days before taking the oath of office, Barack Obama called on the millions of people who had actively campaigned for him to be the engine for real change in America: “I don’t want the...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 12:38 pm
America’s shouting match over health care reform has turned completely goofy — and I’m not talking about confused seniors at teabag rallies getting red-faced with anger....
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 08:41 am
The very same greed-fueled bankers who brought us the disaster of 2008’s financial crash have created another exotic financial horror to replace their securitized subprime-mortgage packages that exploded all over us. Wall Street wizards have been down in their corporate basements working furtively to fabricate some new, get-rich-quick financial gimmick, and — Holy Frankenstein! —...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:41 am
In the past few years, “local” has become an important commercial term, as small businesses have proudly attached it to their products, services and presence in the marketplace. The term differentiates them from the gigantism, plasticity, aloofness and frequent abusiveness of faraway, big-box, chain operations....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 06:04 pm
Smart is the new cool thing. There’s a smart car, cities now tout smart growth and you can buy a smart refrigerator. Now comes another breakthrough: Even your breakfast cereal has gotten smart....
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 09:46 am
Great news, America! Having just celebrated Labor Day, we can now bask in the revelation that our long economic nightmare is over. Forget recession, much less a depression, our country is poised to sp...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 08:51 am
Don’t you wish that someone in authority, someone with an ounce of chutzpah, someone with his or her head screwed on right, would direct a few obvious, pointed, even rude questions to the Wall S...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 04:35 am

Grass roots has been taken over by astroturf

Protests are back! All across America, angry demonstrations are popping up like mushrooms on moldy astroturf. Similar to the plastic “grass,” political astroturf is the corporate version o...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 03:36 am
If you get a thrill from taking a white-knuckle ride on a loop-the-loop, you don’t have to wait for next year’s state fair — just hop onto the right-wing express, which is plunging i...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 09:25 pm
There’s a joke going around that Starbucks has so saturated the coffee market that it is now opening new Starbucks stores inside its old stores. Well, not quite — not yet — but the c...


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