Archive for June, 2015

Optimistically Pessimistic Thoughts on TPA

When it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the maneuverings in its regard are more representative of the nature of American politics than the will of the American people. The procedural moves in Congress are disorienting enough that who will be accountable for the screwing of the American people is obscured – the political dealings […]

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Money is not speech, it is an elected person

In reading Dollarocracy by John Nichols and Robert McChesney I was struck by a point that they made that I think should be elaborated on. Before I get to that I want to note that the book is a must-read. It is a stinging indictment of the American political system focusing on the money spent […]

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Remembering Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman has left us. But we still have him. Listen to ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come’ this evening and keep him with you that much longer. ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come’ is one of my very favorite records, and of that record, the recording of ‘Lonely Woman’ has to go down as […]

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