Late Night: A Leaf in a Burning Forest

By: Monday June 23, 2014 8:00 pm

I have become a leaf in a burning forest. How many of us feel that way? When we see the flames raging all around us, the flames of corporate greed, of Wall Street fraud, of political and judicial and media corruption. That fire keeps blazing, keeps spreading…

 

There’s No Need To Say Goodbye

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 12:00 pm

The winds are blowing, the skies are turning grey. Democracy’s sun is setting, but it will rise another day.

Americans See Our Broken Government as Our Most Important Problem

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 9:08 am

Once again Americans see our broken government as the most important problem facing our country. It soared to the top of the list starting with the government shutdown and has remained there ever since.

Americans Lack Faith in Their Government

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 10:14 am

70 percent of Americans are “not very” or “not at all” confident that the federal government will make progress in the important issues facing our country.

Late Night: Crappy New Year

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 8:00 pm

On the bright side, David Gregory will finally fail at least laterally, and I’ll drink to that.

Late Night: Who Needs a Bathtub?

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Why don’t we just admit that Grover Norquist’s work here in these United States is, well, done? Yes, the federal government is technically back in business, but only just in time to let Foster Farms continue selling salmonella-tainted chicken, JPMorgan Chase escape its latest fraud with a laughably small fine, and Sinclair Broadcast Group snap up a dozen or so more local television stations. And that’s just this week.

Late Night: The Ghost of Ronnie

By: Thursday October 10, 2013 8:00 pm

It’s become commonplace in what remains of the mainstream media to say that the Republican Party has moved so far to the right that even St. Ronnie wouldn’t make the cut, which is true as far as it goes. But thanks to Reaganism, it doesn’t need Ronnie anymore.

Wall Street Lobbyist Wrote House Democrats’ Letter to Weaken Investor Protections

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 9:45 am

Despite the incredible suffering the 2008 financial crisis caused on the traditional constituents of the Democratic Party it seems Wall Street still calls the shots. A letter sent to federal regulators from so-called progressive Democrats calling for weaker investor protections for retirement accounts was actually written by a Wall Street lobbyist.

Late Night: Cold War Mentality, Indeed

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 8:00 pm

In President Obama’s lie-laden softball interview with an increasingly doddering Grandpa once known as Jay Leno, he said one thing that made me laugh out loud, rather than merely shake my fist, slap my forehead, and down ever-larger gulps of alcohol, as I had been doing before and after. In that Harvard-esque, dismissive tone that infuriates me just as much as it does your average tooth-deficient Confederate-American, Mr. Hope and Change had the gall to utter that Russia was relapsing into a “cold war mentality.”

He really said that.

Priorities

By: Friday July 26, 2013 1:30 am

I’m sure the “Master Negotiator” in the White House has another cunning plan centered around chained-CPI though.

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