THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS
Bush Tax Cuts / Cuba / Foreign Policy / Global Warming / Green Tech / Tax Cut Dogma

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APRIL AND NOVEMBER FOOLS April 1, 2012  After Pope Benedict reiterated the Vatican’s long-standing condemnation of the United States’ fifty year-old embargo of Cuba, I noticed some chatter in social media that maybe the remarks could lead to a change in U.S. policy.  After double-checking to make sure that pigs were not … Continue reading

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Jobs / Republican Party / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma / Teabaggers

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

STANDARD & POOR’S AND THE FOLLY OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM August 12, 2011 In its controversial decision to downgrade U.S. bonds, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) embraced the “conventional wisdom” calling for substantial cuts in government spending. Conventional wisdom, however, usually is more of a reflection of prevailing dogma than actual wisdom and, in the words of … Continue reading

Debt Ceiling 101: Five Things You Should Know
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Reagan Deification / Republican Congress / Supply-Side Economics

Debt Ceiling 101: Five Things You Should Know

Debt Ceiling 101:  Five Things You Should Know By Bennet Kelley July 9, 2011 While Los Angeles braces for the upcoming Carmageddon, the sense of horror felt over not being able to use 10 miles of freeway for a weekend is amplified by the fact that those who somehow manage to survive will face yet … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Barack Obama / Bush Tax Cuts / Congressional Republicans / George W. Bush Legacy / Stimulus Package / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma

Surgeon General’s Warning: Voting GOP May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Since this election clearly impacts the well being of all Americans, Surgeon General Benjamin can issue warnings to be placed in voting booths across the country. Given that time is short and this is somewhat of a “unique” interpretation of the Surgeon General’s role, I have taken the liberty to list a few warnings that Dr. Benjamin might want to consider.
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2010 Elections / Bush Tax Cuts / Democratic Party

ELECTION 2010: AMERICA’S ARETHA FRANKLIN MOMENT

The 2010 Election: America’s Aretha Franklin Moment September 29, 2010 With the increasing chance of Republicans taking control of at least one house of Congress, I hereby invoke the little-known right of a columnist to channel R&B singer Aretha Franklin to deliver a simple message to the voters of America on this important election: Think! … Continue reading