FOR THE FOLKS
Remember “All In The Family?” Archie Bunker and Edith and Meathead and Gloria? With the Jeffersons next door and Maude dropping by? Maybe you don’t, but your folks do.
Would they like to spend 19 intimate hours with Norman Lear, its creator, who at one point had 120 million Americans watching […]
EVER SMALLER PLANET
In five or ten years, one company hopes, we may start flying six times faster. New York to New Delhi in 4 hours. Totally cool.
Even as we got poorer this past week, if we own stocks, the cost of being a “max-out” political donor seems to have gone up. […]
BILL GATES COULD BUY EVERY HOME IN BOSTON
Including condos. Without taking out a mortgage.
To see which entire cities other wealthy Americans could buy, click here.
To understand why, even so, the Republican Party feels America’s billionaires should have yet more influence over our electoral process (most recently, the demand to increase party campaign contribution limits
NO COLUMN YESTERDAY
One thing led to another White Russian margarita and then the Internet went out. I have extended your subscription accordingly. Sorry!
A CONSTRUCTIVE NOTE
Amid the anger and controversy over shootings and non-indictments, I cling to silver linings. One is the momentum building for body cams. As reported here, one town […]
You know what’s so great about these? (Apart from the fact that they’re just so great?) They were all taken in the last few seconds, so to speak. Humans have been around for more than 100,000 years, so these were all taken in the last one-thousandth of our little journey — which just continues […]
“By any standard,” Mitch McConnell told the nation this summer, in prepared remarks, “Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country.”
That is as preposterously false as was then-candidate George W. Bush’s multi-trillion-dollar lie that “by far the vast majority” of his proposed tax cuts would go to people “at the bottom of the economic […]
SAVING LIVES AND MONEY
Four brave Americans died at Benghazi. Seven Congressional investigations later, Republicans have concluded* that no one in the Administration is to blame — so an eighth investigation is now underway.
Less well known to the viewers of FOX News are the 50,000 lives — and $12 billion — saved at least in part […]
I think the stock trades at least at 1.3x book 24 months from now, which gives you a $38 stock at that point, plus a 2% dividend while you wait. It is one of our top five holdings. […]
Earlier this fall I offered competing slogans for the 2016 campaign were Gov. Romney to be the nominee (“Third time’s a charm” versus “Three strikes and you’re out”) but linked to a persuasive post on why he won’t run.
Here‘s another reason it won’t be Mitt: that Gruber guy caught on camera […]
WHO, IN THE END, MATTERS?
Republicans care SO MUCH about the four Americans who died serving their country in a dangerous part of the world that they’ve completed seven investigations into the tragedy.* An eighth is under way.
They were so concerned with the . . . zero . . . Americans who’ve died from Ebola […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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