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so claims Derrick Jackson in today's Boston Globe . It is not the first time he he has written about the scam, nor is it the first time I have dedicated a Daily Kos diary to one of his op eds.
by teacherken
Comment Count 754 comments on Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 02:50 AM PDT with 552 Recommends
FOUR BOYS for Steve McNair. Four boys for Mark Sanford. Four children for David Vitter. Three daughters for Eliot Spitzer. Three children for John Ensign. Three children for John Edwards.
by teacherken
Comment Count 92 comments on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 07:23 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
That is the first paragraph of an op ed by one of my favorite pundits, Derrick Jackson, of the Boston Globe , which is ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 110 comments on Sat May 16, 2009 at 03:21 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
In case you didn't know, I am a teacher. My students are diverse, racially and somewhat economically. We live in a time when overt discrimination because of 'race' supposedly does not exist ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 05:16 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Working people were not just abandoned by big business and their ideological henchmen in government, they were exploited and humiliated. They were denied the productivity gains that ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 134 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 03:18 AM PDT with 158 Recommends
If you ask Derrick Jackson of the Boston Globe , he would tell you "not well." He ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 299 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 03:21 AM PST with 539 Recommends
SHOVEL THIS, kids. Last weekend, Senate Democrats, in trying to get a filibuster-proof number of Republicans on board with the stimulus bill, allowed tens of billions of dollars to be ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 03:34 AM PST with 36 Recommends
IF YOU felt a tremor, it might have been more than just the multitudes chanting O-BA-MA. It just might have been the rumble of roots, tree trunks swaying like hips, and branches ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 05:18 AM PST with 36 Recommends
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY be left of the environment for the Bush administration to degrade on its way out the door? Leave it to the Forest Service not to see the forest or the trees.
by teacherken
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 02:48 AM PST with 43 Recommends
Two recent decisions by the Interior Department: 1. Life the 25 year old ban on loaded firearms in Nationa Parks 2. Allow federal agencies decide if their projects harm endangered species without ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Dec 16, 2008 at 03:32 AM PST with 31 Recommends
The Joes and Janes of America need their own press conference. Obama should stand before them to declare that if Bush institutes the "industry-by-industry" toxics regulation, he will ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 116 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 03:13 AM PST with 188 Recommends
I have a suggestion for these holidays. The average American, according to the government, consumes six times more energy than the world average. Take whatever you spent on gifts last ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 323 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2008 at 05:18 AM PST with 236 Recommends
and of course, the Middle Class. Let me apologize right here. My title is somewhat deceptive. Obama does talk about the Middle Class. Incessantly. And he criticizes McCain for tilting towards ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 03:11 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
HAVING FAILED to convince voters that they represent a break from the tragic Bush presidency, Republican presidential candidate John McCain and vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 03:22 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
Two weeks ago I wrote a diary in which I said the only issue was going to be the margin in the electoral college. In Going ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 525 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 04:06 AM PDT with 651 Recommends
How are we going to pay for ... the bailouts already on the books ... the proposal to buy the "underperforming" assets from financial institutions Perhaps we should consider the impact of the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 05:23 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
I have borrowed my title today from the last line of Bob Herbert's magnificent column on torture, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 04:15 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
It is Tuesday morning. Part of my routine on this day of the week is to glance at the work of three op ed writers to see what they have to offer. Often this leads to my doing a diary on one of the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 111 comments on Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 05:51 AM PDT with 176 Recommends
yesterday I wrote about Eugene Robinson's column about Hillary Clinton, in which he described her as arrogant but not a racist. Today we see two more prominent black columnists also unload on her, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 523 comments on Sat May 10, 2008 at 03:38 AM PDT with 564 Recommends
Most of the electorate understands that the U.S. is in sorry shape, which is why more than 80 percent of poll respondents say we’re on the wrong track. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 292 comments on Sat May 03, 2008 at 03:04 AM PDT with 448 Recommends