Tag Archives: analogies

“Spygate” isn’t news. The fact that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is saying that Russian interference decided the outcome of the 2016 election is.

I’ve yet to see it, but apparently James Clapper, who served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H.W. Bush, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under George W. Bush, and Director of National Intelligence under Obama said today on PBS Newshour that, in his estimation, Russian interference actually decided the outcome of […]

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If Washtenaw Avenue were a taint, would that make Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti the anus?

I’d like to preface my comments by saying that I like the Ann Arbor News. I may, on occasion, disagree with their corporate

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Matt Taibbi on Bank of America

A recent blog post by Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on new troubles at Bank of America led me to this recent footage of the reporter, in New York City’s Bryant Park, explaining, in simple English, how the derivatives traders at Bank of America had essentially sold oregano to the people of America, telling them that […]

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Rand Paul equates universal healthcare to slavery

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this one. Here’s a clip from the transcript, thanks to our friends at ThinkProgress: With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right […]

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Race, Wrongs, and Remedies

I don’t talk a lot about “personal responsibility” on this site. To do so, I think, makes me sound like a Tea Bagger. The truth is, though, I don’t think the government has the power, try as it might, to eradicate poverty. I think they can, and should, put safety nets in place, but, at […]

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