Category Archives: Politics

Distraction Inc.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote a very good op-ed in Time this week about Ferguson. This seemed to me to be the key paragraph. The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful … Continue reading

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Bizarro World 2016

Something truly odd is happening in the political run up to the 2016 presidential campaign. The signs are everywhere that the classical right -left political alignments are falling apart. First comes word that some of the key Neo Cons of … Continue reading

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Could a Revolution Happen in the U.S.?

Nick Hanauer, the only rich VC who was ever censored by Ted talks, just posted an essay on Politico, entitled The Pitchforks are Coming…for us Plutocrats. He raises the spector of a revolution in America unless the issue of income … Continue reading

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Media and Polarization

The Pew Center released a new poll with some fascinating conclusions. Our country really is far more polarized than ever before. This no surprise but what was fascinating to me is this other chart, which demonstrates how much of the … Continue reading

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The War is Over

We may look back at President Obama’s speech yesterday declaring a shift in counter-terrorism strategy, as one of the most important addresses of the last 20 years. For over the last decade, our nation has spent well over a trillion … Continue reading

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Time for a Change

“Then someone came and told us to run down the hallway. There were police at every door. There were lots of people crying and screaming.The officers led children past the carnage. “They said ‘Close your eyes, hold hands.’” How many … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Follies

The phony Republican outrage after Tim Geithner’s visit to Congress yesterday shows what a pickle they are in. Geithner carried to the Hill the same proposal Obama made to Boehner and Co. last Friday, but this time the Speaker went … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Oligarghs

This image of Sheldon Adelson wheeling his way out of a busted Romney Victory Celebration seems so telling to me. This sad old man, with his badly dyed hair, who thought he could buy the election, unable to even walk … Continue reading

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Obama’s Victory

I said my piece before the vote as to what the election would mean for the Republicans (thank God Nate Silver was right), but a few quick thoughts on what it could mean for President Obama and the Democrats. The … Continue reading

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Republican Last Hurrah

If Nate Silver is right, it could be a surprisingly good night for President Obama. My favorite political oddsmaker has Obama’s chances of victory at 91%, with potentially 314 electoral votes. If this turns out to be the result, the … Continue reading

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