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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 06:25 am
Most economists, media outlets and politicos judge economic performance by such statistical indicators as the Dow Jones Average. Aren’t there better indicators than stock prices? Forbes.com has ...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 05:59 pm
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to war we go! Pound the drums loudly, stand with your country proudly! Wait, wait, wait — hold it right there. Cut the music, slow the rush and let’s all ponde...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 01:39 am
“Repent,” the preacher cried out, startling those who heard him. This was no street evangelist ranting at the passing crowd, but the archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 08:54 am
The recession is over! The economy is growing! The Dow Jones is above 10,000! Bankers are pocketing profits and fat bonuses! Happy days are here again! Unless, of course, you’re just a regular w...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 11:53 am
Wall Street bankers are really mad these days — in both senses of that word! You’d think these whizzes of speculative finance would be ecstatically happy and filled with gratitude, not ang...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 06:04 pm
How do you spell “hypocrisy”? Try this: “H-Y-P-O-C-O-N-G-R-E-S-S.” The hypocongress consists of those Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats who have risen up on their hind legs in...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 01:52 pm
Where are those lawsuit abuse groups when you really need them? Chance are that you’ve seen ads, letters-to-the-editor, op-ed pieces and other materials put out by outfits with such civic-soundi...
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....

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