Yes, American Torture is a big topic this week on the Sunday shows, the one guest invited on to speak about why it is so very wrong is Sen. John McCain. And then there are the Great Defenders: George W. Bush; Dick Cheney; former Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez (he oversaw the “enhanced interrogation program”); John Yoo; John Brennan; and Michael Hayden, among others.
|By: Elliott Sunday November 30, 2014 1:00 pm|
Now that it’s Sunday maybe you’re finally tired of all the turkey and leftovers – how many mashed potatoes or macs-and-cheese can one eat over a long weekend? So for dinner tonight, I’d like to suggest some shrimp tempura. Shrimp, a cornstarch dusting, tempura batter, and a quick fry.
|By: Elliott Sunday November 30, 2014 2:00 am|
Good morning, amigo mios.
A lot of talk today about Ferguson MO, which is good. Too bad some of these guests aren’t invited on to talk about more than race-related issues. Also, who’s interested in Rudy Guiliani’s take anyway?
|By: Elliott Saturday November 29, 2014 8:00 pm|
Baby It’s You. Venus.
|By: Elliott Saturday November 29, 2014 9:00 am|
Since the financial turmoil of the 1970s made stagnating wages and relatively high unemployment the norm, Jeff Madrick argues, many leading economists have retrenched to the classical (and outdated) bulwarks of theory, drawing their ideas more from purist principles than from the real-world behavior of governments and markets—while, ironically, deeply affecting those governments and markets by their counsel.
Madrick atomizes seven of the greatest false idols of modern economic theory, illustrating how these ideas have been damaging markets, infrastructure, and individual livelihoods for years, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of wasted investment, financial crisis after financial crisis, poor and unequal public education, primitive public transportation, gross inequality of income and wealth and stagnating wages, and uncontrolled military spending.
|By: Elliott Saturday November 29, 2014 4:00 am|
Will you be in line? I confess the music gets me psyched. (How ’bout that new light saber?)
|By: Elliott Thursday November 27, 2014 8:00 pm|
Another Thanksgiving holiday tradition is The Last Waltz. I was living in the Bay Area at the time and fantasized about winning tickets to the concert.
|By: Elliott Thursday November 27, 2014 9:59 am|
It isn’t Thanksgiving if you aren’t stuffing a turkey with Arlo.
|By: Elliott Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:00 pm|
That’s right, we want to have fun.