Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Disparity of it All

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I, for one, am tired of the whole Jeremiah Wright thing. So this is not about him, really, but it uses events of the past few days as a springboard. Continue reading


McCaincare Ain’t No Care

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John McCain remembers the good old days and wants to bring them back — the good old days, that is, before World War II — at least as far as health insurance goes. Continue reading

How the Death Penalty is Racist

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Of all the arguments against the death penalty, the hardest to prove has been that it is biased based upon the defendant’s race. Not any moreContinue reading

But As For The Nooz in General

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During the last great cultural clash some forty years ago, a college acquaintance pointed out why the United States didn’t need censorship. We were watching some lame dance troupe like the Doodletown Pipers jumping around on teevee to “Penny Lane.” In those days, Beatles’ songs had a countercultural signficance to us.

“That’s why we don’t need censorship,” my acquaintance said. “We can say anything in America. And the establishment eventually will do that to it!”

Fast forwarding to the present, the establishment doesn’t have to work so hard. Continue reading

Labor Under Attack

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(h/t MissLaura)

I was in D.C. a few years ago when Senator Ted Kennedy and Reps. George Miller and Peter King were introducing the most significant piece of labor legislation since — probably — Gerald Ford was president. I managed to get this snapshot. Continue reading

Heroes Lodged Like Rats

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Here’s a graph of reality. That money goes somewhere.

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Is It Incitement?

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Well, I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t have one on retainer to answer impetuous questions, so I went to Ask A Lawyer and found this. Continue reading