Monthly Archives: February 2017

In a Nutshell

Check it out.  Paul Street diagnoses our national cognitive dissonance in his latest piece on CounterPunch.  Here’s a good bit from the end: I sometimes can’t help but think that a lot of the complaining you hear from liberals when … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces from the Archives

“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin If anything truer has been said about the American Dream, I’ve yet to find it. I was shooting the breeze … Continue reading

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Journalism. NYT Version.

Fact-based journalism is a ridiculous, tautological phrase. It’s like talking about oxygen-based human life. There is no other kind. Facts are journalism’s foundation; the pursuit of them, without fear or favor, is its main objective. Roger Cohen, NYT, 11 feb … Continue reading

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Fillon Has a Problem and the Louvre Attack

An attack at the Louvre this morning, François Fillon (candidate for the presidency from the the right wing party « les Républicains », Sarkozy’s party) accused (thanks to the revelations of the Canard Enchainé)of providing his wife and two of his kids … Continue reading

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