Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Parry: The 30 year decoupling from reality

This article is laced with a nourishing dose of truthful medicines, bitter though they may be in ingesting:

Reagan promised that tax cuts tilted to the rich would generate more revenue and eliminate the federal debt; that this money also could finance a massive military buildup which would frighten America’s enemies and restore national prestige; that freeing corporations from government regulations and from powerful unions would herald a new day of prosperity; that the country could turn its back on alternative energy and simply drill for more oil; that whites no longer had to feel guilty about the plight of blacks; that traditional “values” – i.e. rejection of the “counter-culture” – would bring back the good old days when men were men and women were women.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kate Zernike of NYT Promotes Tea Party "Cause"

Just when we began to hope the Citizens United ruling would knock some sense into the heads of the American people, we see another corporate journalist skip over the puppet master Dick Armey of Freedom Works in his role as mastermind and master fundraiser/lobbyist for the astroturf group gone wild. The reference to Glen Beck's rally as a "religious revival" (without mentioning that he's a Mormon) really called into question the objectivity of Kate Zernike and the corporate news outlet she writes for.