Category Archives: Advertising

Delicious Irony

Two years ago Citizens United financed a documentary by Newt & Callista Gingrich called America at Risk. It was the typical Gingrich over the top Global War on Islam screed and par for the course for the production company most … Continue reading

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Wired’s Party Line

I don’t have a publicist and so I rely on the kindness of friends to spread the word about my new book, Outlaw Blues; Adventures in the Counter-Culture Wars. Its been pretty well reviewed and has been in the number … Continue reading

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Morbid Symptoms

“The old is dying and the new cannot be born.  In this interregnum there arises a great diversity of morbid symptoms.”-Gramsci The etymology of the word “morbid” is the Latin word morbidus meaning disease. Let us consider the particular disease … Continue reading

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The Internet is a Focus Group

Our correspondent, T-Bone Burnett, added that comment to the New Yorker cartoon I posted which has generated so much traffic in the last couple of days. This comment is echoed in a magnificent essay in this morning’s New York Times … Continue reading

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So True

From this week’s New Yorker, the amazing Roz Chwast.

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What is to be done?

When I started promulgating this notion of The Interregnum–”The old is dying and the new cannot be born;in this interregnum morbid symptoms abound”(Gramsci)–two years ago, I had no idea how morbid the symptoms would get. The last week has been … Continue reading

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America 3.0 on You Tube

USC/Annenberg School has put a new version of my America 3.0:Rebooting After the Crash up on their You Tube Site. Watch it in the High Quality Setting. It will be up on I Tunes U next week as a free download.

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Faith and The Future

Earlier this year Paul Krugman noted that the U.S, economy is suffering from “a crisis of faith”, implying that we had lost trust in the institutions of capitalism. The word “credit” comes from the Latin root–Credo–”I believe.” When we don’t … Continue reading

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What Now?

The New York Times asked 7 economists to advise the Obama administration under the title of “What Now.” With one exception they all seemed to be addressing what they thought was a given assumption:How can we get back to where … Continue reading

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Dole Ad Backfires

Liddy Dole’s attack on her opponents beliefs has backfired.PPP reports, It is pretty clear to me based on our polling this weekend that Kay Hagan will be headed to the US Senate unless something very bizarre happens in the next … Continue reading

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