Wherein the Legs of the Stool Start Beating Each Other

All this talk about race and gender as it pertains to the Democratic primaries has started me thinking about the Republicans in particular, and makes clear why their fabled three-legged stool — their coalition of neocons, theocons, and dollarcons — was destined to fail. And why it will be a long...

Righties Aren’t Capitalists, They’re Corporatists

Today, we get to see true rightwing economics in action -the market surged on talk of a bailout for bond insurers. Here’s Bloomberg: Ambac Financial Group Inc. and MBIA Inc., the two biggest U.S. bond insurers, posted the biggest gains in the S&P 500 after New York State regulators met with banks...

Truthful Lies, Respectable Murder

“A lie repeated often enough becomes truth.” – Vladimir Lenin Via Alison, seeds of confusion and doubt continue to be sown through an unofficial private/public partnership that has been cultivated between law enforcement officials and the private security sector. Some believe there could be deadly...