Monthly Archives: July 2013

Striking is a symptom, not so much a solution.

But I am fine with it. “You may find yourself waiting longer for McNuggets or a Whopper this week as thousands of workers in seven cities around the country strike for $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Building … Continue reading

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Relativism and the Republicans

JP your last post lamenting the Republican Party is certainly accurate. Let me elaborate on that a little with my own thoughts. First, the GOP is an amalgamation of interests, like its counterpart. The recent rise of the Tea Party … Continue reading

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Ah, the GOP

I remember when I was around jr. high age how surprised I was when I learned that my mom was a registered Republican. Few of her positions seemed to match the Republican party at the time. And indeed, her party … Continue reading

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Why do I hate corporations, Jim often asks me…

…I mean, they’re just trying to make an honest buck and not pay for their mistakes that damage the environment and public health. Take Exxon. No, please, just take them away, far away from where they can affect anything in … Continue reading

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Race and the Law

The verdict is in on the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman trial, so it is time to try and understand where we are. The pundits seems almost universally committed to saying the trial was not about race. In the narrow … Continue reading

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War On…

Paul Krugman has a good column today on the farm bill and the Republicans near glee at removing the food stamp component of the bill, leaving only the big subsidies to huge agribusiness firms. One thinks there must be a … Continue reading

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Back from the Mountains

Having had my annual respite at high altitude, away from it all, I do feel renewed, and will try and make at least a regular weekly post here–reengage with the world as it were. It was quite refreshing to be … Continue reading

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