If you or anyone you know has not yet got health care coverage, here‘s a four-minute video of encouragement. Open enrollment runs through January 31. […]
Both about justice — and the truth coming out in the end . . . way too late.
(And both lamenting, by implication, the decline of investigative journalism.)
On the off-chance you’ve not already . . .
See The Big Short!
Run, don’t walk.
Most people are troubled by our crumbling infrastructure, widening inequality, and massive underemployment. What if we could make a dent in all three?
What we should have done, of course, way back in 2011 when the President called a joint session of Congress to make the case for it, was put people back to work rebuilding America. […]
I was about to sell my dreadful little shares in ETRM for a tax loss* — they were down from 90 cents where I had suggested them to you, to 11 cents — when it occurred to me that everyone else was doing the same thing, to nail down their tax losses, which was one […]
Here is the Air Force band reprising 1940s Jingle Bells in Union Station. So fun. (Thanks, Mel!)
This one is lively and gay, Out of the Blue, from Oxford: “Santa Baby!” Too much? Come on — don’t be a grinch.
And here you can teach your dogs to play the piano. I […]
The Republican front-runner is undeniably crude and vulgar — not merely in private as LBJ, say, or Nixon were, but on TV, 24/7, everywhere.
And it matters, because it cheapens the presidency, coarsens the discourse, erodes civility, feeds resentment, stokes prejudice, and seemingly rewards a bully. (His numbers are yuuuuge!)
What’s more, according to Politifact, […]
Star Wars? Eh. Harrison Ford was good — especially as a sequel to this bit you probably saw with Stephen Colbert — but a seventh one of these? Really? OK. I’ve only spoken to two other (much younger) friends who’ve seen it but both felt about the same way.
The Big Short, by […]
In its battle to shift ever more wealth and power to the top tenth of one percent,* the right now has a new case pending before the Supreme Court: Evenwel v. Abbott, as explained here in the New York Times. Way more important, even, than Citizens United.
In small part:
The court’s decision in the case, expected […]
Here’s the story, posted a couple of hours ago by DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
It’s important to stress that Senator Sanders had nothing to do with the misconduct and was doubtless as shocked and dismayed as everyone else once it came to light. But the DNC did just what it should have in […]
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