Category Archives: Banks and Finance

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, … Continue reading

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Angry Republican Donors Give To Democratic GA. Senate Candidate Nunn

Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the … Continue reading

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Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

I guess Ted Cruz has decided to be part of the “blame God for everything” crowd. At a Value Voters Summit over the weekend, Cruz was asked by David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network if God played a role … Continue reading

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TRUMP SUED FOR GET RICH SCHEME

Michael Gormley of the Associated Press Reported: ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead … Continue reading

Conservative Studies: Another Case Study In Just Making Stuff Up.

Several days ago I posted  about a George Will quote from last Sunday: “Conservatism begins by facing facts.” Beyond Will’s own record of willfully lying whenever he feels like it the last several weeks have seen the dismantling of two widely … Continue reading

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England’s Austerity Measures Lead To Credit Rating Downgrade

In the latest example of austerity crippling economic growth, England’s credit rating has been downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s cited continued sluggish economic growth paired with continuing budget deficits in the decision.  “We expect the country’s debt will continue to … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Scarborough Gets It Doubly Wrong

Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe.  That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.  Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:  Mr. … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. … Continue reading

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Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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