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The Republican National Convention was a gathering of liars practicing their trade, either wrestling truth into a sack and pounding it to death or ignoring it completely. It was an exercise in ...
by A Southerner in Yankeeland
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 10:46 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Here’s a [http://henryagiroux.com/ LINK to his ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 09:17 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
I would like to have one more go at the effects of the core philosophies of the elites among us. I have described those working from an early “Puritan Ethic” of community betterment and their ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 11:02 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Last week, I talked about the inevitable presence and place of elites in American Society. While we believe that all men are created equal and certain of their rights are unalienable and should ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 09:57 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
You have seen me struggling to make sense of the differences between conservatives and liberals, the balance between personal liberties and public responsibilities, and persistent class differences ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 09:53 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Readers of the NY Times got a surprise when they turned to the Opinion Page today; David Brooks regular column appears to have been mysteriously replaced by an over the top parody of Brooks usual '
by xaxnar
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
that many kossacks probably got too: Moon Nay Li has seen things that most of us can't imagine. Five-year-olds rounded up and murdered. Feet amputated in the jungle by candlelight with no ...
by terryhallinan
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:01 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Matt Taibbi could barely contain his glee last (Tuesday) night when he posted [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/accidentally-released-and-incredibly-embarrassing-documents-show-how-
by bobswern
Comment Count 326 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM PDT with 517 Recommends
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed May 02, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
The media and, to judge by the polls, Florida Republicans, have settled on a narrative to describe the epic battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. That narrative is neatly summed up in the ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM PST with 23 Recommends
The Legislative Belly.
by Armando
Comment Count 75 comments on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 09:22 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
Ding, ding, ding, ding!
by jamess
Comment Count 118 comments on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 04:11 PM PDT with 362 Recommends
Over the last thirty years, our financial elites have "enclosed" small businesses, small towns, local mortgages, union shops, and intellectual property to the extent that the American middle class ...
by arendt
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 04:02 PM PDT with 67 Recommends
Prior to reading the Naked Capitalism blog this past hour, where (thanks to [http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/07/defining-deviancy-away-how-the-justice-department-adopted-see-no-evil-approach-to-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 120 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 02:58 AM PDT with 231 Recommends
I enjoy seeing elite athletes perform. (Many in baseball play for my favorite team.) I like elite chefs, or at least the dream of having a meal from one. Elite scientists, politicians, the faith-...
by Jim P
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 09:12 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
They know how to recycle the Myth -- that More Tax Cut to the Rich, will Create Jobs . They know how to recycle last year's 'Pledge', into a brand new 'Plan' ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 05:04 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Why do I believe what Barack Obama is saying about Libya? Am I naive? How many times does this president have to mislead and disappoint me before I get the message that he’s not representing ...
by laborlou
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 07:57 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Those with 'the means' to avoid paying their "Fair Share" of Taxes -- Do. Do , avoid it.
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 11:59 AM PST with 41 Recommends
We have to rethink and redirect our efforts to elect officials who truly work for the regular, working folks, i.e. , most of the people, of this country. Time and time again we see ...
by FreeSpeaker
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 07:12 AM PST with 0 Recommends
After nine years of war in Afghanistan, some straight talk about that end-of-combat deadline of 2014 from [General David Petraeus http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/12/exclusive-gen-petraeus-not-...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 11:35 PM PST with 1 Recommend