Archive for the 'Change' Category

The Corzine Caper

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Banks, Barack, Change, Corporate Business, Democrats, News

Dipping into MF Global client funds to backstop the firm’s heavily leveraged high risk bets on European debt is about as serious as it gets. We’re talking – Federal Felony / Criminal Fraud / Grand Theft / Go To Jail / Do Not Pass Go / Do Not Collect $200 / Throw Away The Key / – that kind of serious. If tapping segregated client funds at a broker dealer is not criminal fraud, then it is at least criminal negligence for CEO Jon Corzine.

November 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Prefab Participation

By Jacob | Related entries in Change, Culture, General Politics, Good Decisions, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Whilst walking the dog this rainy evening, I happened upon an illuminated, inflatable lawn ornament of the Halloween variety. These decorations are an easy, relatively inexpensive way to acknowledge the holiday. They require little or no thought beyond which one to buy and where to buy it. The set-up is easy, so is the clean […]

October 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The Audacity of Astroturf

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Change, Chicago, Health Care, Partisan Nonsense

This kind of partisan political posturing (like astroturfing) is par for the course, pretty much the same old tried and true game of demonizing opposition to rally your team and get your bill passed. Not exactly “hope and change”, more like “same ol’ stuff”, but it doesn’t bother me. It can create problems though – if you don’t finesse it just right.

August 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Barbarians at the Gates: What does scholar’s arrest really say about race in America?

By Byron Tau | Related entries in Barack, Change, Civil Liberties, D.C., News, Obama, Race

About the author: Byron C. Tau is a journalism graduate student at Georgetown and a recent graduate of McGill University in Montreal. You can find him all over the Internet, from his politics and commentary website Heartless and Brainless to his Twitter account to his personal blog. His favorite topics tend to be civil liberties […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Lobbyists change Democrats

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Change, Democrats, Political Graffiti, Republicans

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July 7th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Quickening Decline of Newspapers

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Business, Change, Culture, Media

The flagging economy has accelerated the decline of the American newspaper industry. Already suffering from waning readership and declining ad sales, several major newspapers are now projected to fold or go exclusively on-line before the end of the year. Those papers include such stalwarts of the news business as the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, […]

March 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The Mandate Spin Begins

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Change

Did Obama get a mandate? Well, let’s look at the facts… He flipped 9 states from red to blue, including a few that hadn’t gone for the Dem in over 3 decades. He beat McCain 2 to 1 in the electoral count. The current popular vote difference is 53% to 46% or 7.6 million votes. […]

November 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

A pervasive public mood for change. Or not.

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Books, Change, Ideas, McCain

In their acceptance speeches both candidates endeavored to define and promote the “change” they represent. Obama offered an unremarkable litany of liberal Democratic policy positions. McCain offered an unremarkable litany of conservative Republican policy positions. So each candidate, acutely aware of a “palpable public mood for change“, wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of change, then explicitly pitched the proposition that the same partisan bromides that Republicans and Democrats have been flogging for decades represent the change that the public seeks. Tough sell.

September 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Palin More Reform-Minded than Obama?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Change, Ethics, Illinois, Palin

In an otherwise by-the-numbers pro-Sarah Palin editorial, The Wall Street Journal makes one very interesting point: Mr. Obama rose through the Chicago Democratic machine without a peep of push-back. Alaska’s politics are deeply inbred and backed by energy-industry money. Mr. Obama slid past the kind of forces that Mrs. Palin took head on. Palin became […]

September 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Changed

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Change, Democrats, Elections, Political Graffiti, Republicans

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June 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »