Down With (Micro) Tyranny!

By: Sunday August 2, 2009 9:36 am

We hurt the cause of democracy when we lord it over others. We become micro-tyrants, and we discourage, demoralize and dehumanize our victims, then wonder why they don’t engage in politics. Time to break the habit.


Chamber of Commerce vs. Populists

By: Thursday January 10, 2008 10:30 am

Good thing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wasn’t around during the American Revolution. Instead of “The British are coming,” the cry would be:

The populists are coming. The populists are coming!

Amusing as it is to imagine Chamber President Tom Donohue riding bareback through the night, lantern in hand, in support of the colonies’ British overlords, it seems the Chamber really does have its legal briefs in a ruffle over presidential candidates who

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