L'affair Snowden - What We Have Learned

Ok. Snowden is on the run. “It’s espionage!” “He’s a traitor!!”. Yeegads. All for telling us that our government is listening to us and wants to listen to the globe.
 

Scalia's Devastating Dissent

Justice Scalia finally made us proud.
 

Picking Up The Flag

Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around.
 

War and Conscription

"Few probably recall the name Dwight Elliott Stone. But even if his name has faded from the national memory, the man remains historically significant.
 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Margaret Thatcher visits with Augusto Pinochet while he was under house arrest in London. Margaret Thatcher is dead.
 

Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march for Unemployment Insurance.
 

Are You a Prol?

Labor Day Demonstration against child labor - 1909 So if "class warfare" actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks .... yet!) with what "class" do you identify?
 

Life Before Social Security

This year I will be 71 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties.
 

Learning from Crassus

Marcus Licinius Crassus was the richest man in Roman history. Indeed, he is considered one of the richest men who ever lived.
 

Minority Report and Rand Paul

Remember the Tom Cruise movie "Minority Report" released in 2002? Sure it seemed liked science fiction at the time.
 

Taxes and Guns!! What a Day!!

What a great day!! First of all we watched the spectacle of the GOP openly revolting against Speaker Boehner’s ludicrous "Plan B" stunt.
 

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown

I posted this after Aurora. Unfortunately it fits again.
 

It's Labor Day! Honoring Labor! Huh?

March 6, 1930 - thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide - led by the communists. Did you think government just gave it to you?
 

The Serial Killer Groupie and the GOP

Once there was a serial killer. His name was William Hickman.
 

The Randian

And so we have our Republican Vice Presidential candidate, the Ayn Rand acolyte Paul Ryan; the young gun star of the radical right. The new John Galt, feeling put upon by the "takers" in society.
 

Picking on Ann Romney's Horse

Ann Romney's horse - Rafalca What is it that bugs me about Ann Romney’s dressage horse?
 

Opening Ceremonies

And so we begin another Olympic Games tonight with all of the pomp and ceremony - marching athletes, flag waving, lighting the caldron, speeches, huzzahs.
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