Monthly Archives: May 2012

have you seen this?

It’s the five minute talk Nick Hanauer, a very very rich capitalist. He makes the case that the best thing to do to create jobs is to raise taxes on the rich to create a strong middle class, as middle … Continue reading

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So what era are we in?

There was the Era of Good Feelings in the early nineteenth century. The FDR Era was filled with efforts to combat the Great Depression. Truman and Ike may have personified the more modern Era of Optimism. A boundary between Eras … Continue reading

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How to get back to bipartisanship, or a working government

Jim, you asked me to look at this article in the Washington Post about ways we might return to bipartisanship, along with ideas that aren’t worth trying. It is worth reading. I agree with some of their points and disagree … Continue reading

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A growing chorus

Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska, is the latest Republican to speak out against his party’s intolerance and suggest that Reagan himself “would not identify with the modern GOP.” This follows former Republican senator John Danforth from Missouri … Continue reading

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100

Last post of the day. I couldn’t let the day go without mentioning this is the 100th birthday of Studs Terkel, one of my great heroes. He more or less defined Chicago for the last 75 or so years, until … Continue reading

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Good reactions

JP, you invited me to respond to your blog and the blog by Richard (RJ) Eskow entitled, “Bill Clinton, Boehner, And Some Other Rich White Guys Had A "Summit" And Agreed: It’s Your Fault.” So I read his blog. I … Continue reading

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The rich vs. the rest of us

Richard Eskow today nearly perfectly sums up how I feel, sums up why this weekend’s protests in Chicago are so necessary if we still care at all about government of, by, and for the people. If we ever want to … Continue reading

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