From Labor Day, Let’s Debate The Economy And Skip The Frivolous
Aug29

From Labor Day, Let’s Debate The Economy And Skip The Frivolous

I can’t wait for Labor Day, Sept. 6, and the days immediate after for it marks campaign promises that both Republican and Democratic leaderships will promote their plans for economic recovery. Let’s hold them to the fire. We need, we must, have a good, no-holds barred debate on this subject for it is killing us. Like it or not, it may influence the midterm elections Nov. 2 and perhaps carry over to 2012. The Democrats will send their...

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BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS’ TEA PARTY: David Koch Brings “The Sugar” of Money
Aug29

BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS’ TEA PARTY: David Koch Brings “The Sugar” of Money

The Koch brothers are all the news, David and Charles… along with what some call their ‘libertarian’ based outpouring of money so much of which is ‘heavily weighted giving’ to protect their own business interests: oil, lumber, formaldehyde. Well, they earned it. They can give it to whom they wish. Within the law. But some choices seem puzzling. And I dont mean the amounts of sugar poured into tea...

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Quote of the Day: “Glenn Beck’s Hypocritical Revival”
Aug29

Quote of the Day: “Glenn Beck’s Hypocritical Revival”

The political Quote of the Day comes from independent centrist writer and CNN analyst John Avlon who has a column on The Daily Beast titled “Glenn Beck’s Hypocritical Revival.” To many of us who are not Beck fans or fans of divisive talk radio and who greatly admired and supported Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, he nails it. So this is worth quoting in detail and offering a few additional comments on Beck’s rally,...

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Jay Rosen’s List of Journalism’s Bright Spots
Aug29

Jay Rosen’s List of Journalism’s Bright Spots

This is really the least interesting of the seven questions for Jay Rosen asked by The Economist of the NYU journalism professor and media critic. But perhaps it will stir good discussion: DiA: What are some examples of newspapers, magazines or news shows that are practicing the right kind of journalism, in your opinion? Mr Rosen: Particularly good at what they do: Advertising Age. Gawker. Wired. Voice of San Diego. The New Yorker....

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Many Manufacturing Industries In Big Trouble As China Cuts Rare Earth Exports
Aug29

Many Manufacturing Industries In Big Trouble As China Cuts Rare Earth Exports

China produces 97% of the global supply of rare earth metals, elements that are used in nearly every electronics component and many other advanced technologies. There has been whispering for a couple of years that they would be cutting exports on most rare earths starting this year and all rare earths by 2012 due to their domestic manufacturing demand. This will leave Taiwan, Japan and other technology manufacturers out in the cold,...

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