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A Hard Blame’s A-Gonna Fall

(Apologies in advance: this one won’t be very funny.) Now that it’s here, I want to weep. (Full disclosure: I already have.) It’s unimaginable that this has happened. I’ve seen (and agree with) many posts saying they’ll “never forgive” America … Continue reading

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The Return of the King

It became immediately apparent to senior executives of JP Morgan Chase upon their arrival at work Monday morning that their day would be different, when they were greeted in the boardroom by JP Morgan, who had been dead for the … Continue reading

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Putting the “I” in “Capitalism”

This week a consortium of investors, businessmen, baseball executives and a magic giant officially completed their purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers who, unlike the Los Angeles Angels, actually play in Los Angeles. But if these savvy business pros want … Continue reading

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Very Poor Relations

Regular readers of this blog (both of them) know that it’s all about coming to the defense of the underdog—in this case, the guy running for president who comes out and says he’s “not concerned about the very poor”: Mitt Romney. Mitt … Continue reading

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Amazing Fantasy

As evidenced by “Grimm,” “Once Upon a Time,” and GOP talking points on the economy, fantasy is back on TV in a big way! And the lines are blurring like Rick Perry’s vision at a New Hampshire fundraising dinner: “Once … Continue reading

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Labor Contractions

Most of us think of Labor Day as nothing more than a fun-filled three-day weekend of barbecues, parades and boating accidents, the unofficial end of summer and our last chance to wear white legally until spring. Of course what it … Continue reading

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Cry Uncle

Let’s say you had an uncle (we’ll call him “Sam”) who was rich and powerful and had a way with the ladies but, as inevitably happens to all uncles, eventually became a pathetic, embarrassing shadow of his former self—the Charlie … Continue reading

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