The 'Good Deal'

Jan
21

You know Paul Krugman's feeling well when he puts up a piece extolling the virtues of the Obama Administration calling it the "Big Deal". Here's Steve Benen's comment on it.

Now I know everyone's in a good mood at the moment but maybe we're going a bit too far? I'd be willing to settle for the 'Good Deal' or even the 'OK Deal'.

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Austerity in Greece a Huge Success? Time Will Tell

Jan
14

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Sees Greece 'Reaping Benefits' of Austerity:

What technical analysis and the history of crisis management tells us, is that you're better off doing it [deficit reduction] strong and hard at the beginning in order to reap the benefits of the process

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Freedom and Groceries

Jan
13

Rick Perlstein in his "inaugural post" as a blogger over at The Nation gives the following definition of liberalism:

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Repeal the 2nd Amendment Now!

Dec
17

The amount of deference given to the gun lobby and its supporters is sickening.

People with guns kill people. People without guns kill less people or none all at. Guns are the problem. Repeal the 2nd Amendment now!

What in the world does the ability to gun someone down have to do with liberty?

UPDATE:
The notion that gun ownership has anything to do with freedom is pathetic. Guns don't make freedom, people make freedom.

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Someone Ask WBBM: Is Bill Foster an Extremist?

Dec
10

Interesting interview by WBBM's Craig Dellimore of outgoing Congresswoman Judy Biggert. Biggert went on and on about the moderates being replaced in Congress by radicals of both extremes. It might have been nice if Dellimore had asked her view on how much of a radical left-wing extremist her opponent was.

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Post-Election Discussion by Campaign Leaders

Dec
04

Interesting post-Election discussion by campaign leaders in the Obama and Romney campaigns hosted by Harvard's Institute of Politics: 2012 Campaign Decision Makers Conference.

Axelrod generates a lot of heat in the 'Discussion of the Democratic Strategy' particularly versus the press ("difference between the world we inhabit and reality"). Sad comment on the times: to the question of something you didn't expect, answer: the strength (particularly financial) of the Super PACs. Not good.

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We Won But ...

Nov
12

The obvious take-away from last week's election was quite simply, 'We Won', or in the words of Rachel Maddow:

.... President Barack Obama, yes, will go down in history as our nation`s first African-American president. But he will also go down in history as the most successful Democratic presidential candidate since FDR.

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Canvassing in Cincinnati

Nov
05

Working the shifts banging on doors.

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Walmart In Chicago

Oct
29

Great corporate citizen (not):

The suit [by temp works] claims Labor Ready and QPS, two of the staffing agencies Walmart uses in the Chicago area, failed to provide workers assigned to Walmart stores with information related to their employment, such as employment notices and proper wage payment notices as required by Illinois law.

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Breaking: Another 'Right-leaning Newspaper' Endorses Obama!

Oct
27

Gee, I wonder which 'right-leaning' newspaper they mean?

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