Monthly Archives: July 2012

Oh, the guns

Gail Collins has a good take on guns today. And it’s good to see it being discussed in the media and punditry. Of course the one place we will see no serious discussion of it is in the halls of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Trust

Nobody trusts anyone in power anymore. The W administration has facilitated a breakdown in confidence in the government – he shrunk it, and what government was left took us into Iraq by deceiving us, neglected to do much after a … Continue reading

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Who controls your money?

There is a good editorial in the Times today on investors, and that the Facebook fiasco may well be standard procedure and not the outlier they would like us to think it is. It’s worth following the link to Gretchen … Continue reading

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Back from the Mountains, Feeling the Heat

After a good break in the mountains of Colorado, where I amazingly avoided being close to any of the fires, I’ve been back in Chicago for a couple weeks and am feeling overwhelmed by the heat and the news. Most … Continue reading

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The Circus

Jim, you wrote about the media circus. As I look around and see various news stories, it’s as though the whole world is a circus; just a jumble of bizarre freak shows.In Chicago, they arrested four men for mob assault. … Continue reading

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Brian Williams, so-called journalist

I just laughed tonight. The network news shows are so not even trying to be journalists anymore that it’s not worth wasting the outrage. On the NBC news a few minutes ago, in the story about Obama today saying he … Continue reading

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The Media Circus

I mean, who pays attention to this stuff? Is it just a boring drip of nutrients, pabulum, as you call it, JP? Given that most media bigwigs know a heck of a lot about their audience, and their real purpose … Continue reading

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