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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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What are these people thinking? The union-led effort to raise wages and organize workers at fast-food chains in the United States is expanding its focus beyond organized protests at home — its key point of leverage for almost three years — to highlighting McDonald’s actions abroad in hopes that foreign... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
At taxpayer's expense: Prof. Erik O. Wright is a leading Marxist on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison. A professor of sociology, Wright has dedicated himself and his work – including the four classes he teaches – to his version of the Wisconsin Idea: promoting Marxism and the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
In their anti-Trump frenzy the Times has reached for the H-word: But it’s The Donald who is on the airwaves the most these days. His unapologetic xenophobia has helped to push his presidential campaign to the top of the fractured Republican field. Like certain politicians in the Weimar Republic, he’s... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...a terrible destiny for the Japanese: Despite a deeply rooted national aversion to waste, discarded homes are spreading across Japan like a blight in a garden. Long-term vacancy rates have climbed significantly higher than in the United States or Europe, and some eight million dwellings are now unoccupied, according to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
During a recent press conference to discuss his cancer diagnosis, Jimmy Carter was asked about his presidency and what he would have done differently: "I wish I'd sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and we would have rescued them and I would have been re-elected," Carter said. His... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A lawyer quitting her day job is usually a good thing. Miranda Massie may not be the most obvious candidate to create a museum in New York City devoted to the subject of climate change. As a child growing up in the Hudson Valley in the 1970s, she rebelled against... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The forlorn campaign of George Pataki: A retired high school teacher, Raymond Harmacinski, began to praise Mr. Pataki’s record when a note of uncertainty crept into his voice. “I followed you when — you weren’t governor when they hit the towers?” Mr. Harmacinski, 77, asked. Mr. Pataki quickly assured the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
It's a very elaborate publicity stunt: The bombast-heavy, details-light presidential campaign of Donald Trump has entered a new phase: that of releasing a few policy specifics spelling out how he'd govern. For weeks, the reality-star-businessman has led Republican primary polls without any platform details on his website and he's skated... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The New York Times has an interesting view of Canada: THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it. He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The bigotry of low hanging expectations: Some students at Henderson State University were offended by a recent ban on “sagging pants” because they think it’s racist toward black people. University officials recently installed signs in the student center that states profanity, excessive loudness, rude behavior and sagging pants will “not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The iron fist in the orange velvet glove: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is just as dictatorial as Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, says New Democrat turned-Green MP Bruce Hyer. In a Facebook post Sunday, Hyer said that if voters handed Mulcair and the NDP a majority government this fall, Canadians would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Left is quietly tearing itself apart: It’s nearly over. That’s the message coming out of all three of the main camps this morning. Jeremy Corbyn is poised to be elected leader of the Labour party. The final chance of stopping him appears to have disappeared amid a frantic round... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Last week in New York seven men were arrested for using common sense: It might feel like forever, standing in line outside an airport terminal, luggage in tow, waiting for a taxi. But when cabdrivers obey the rules, it is likely that they have waited just as long, if not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings