Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hex Wrench

I am not a witch. I just wanted to get that out of the way right up front, lest I be accused of lacking objectivity when I talk about Carole A. Smith, who is indeed a witch and has suffered quite … Continue reading

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Did Obama React to Libya Appropriately?

  Why or why not? Discuss.

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Total Recall III: Revenge of the Badgers

Yes, that meme was way overused when California Governor Gray Davis was recalled and the original actor from the movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected to replace him. But when Wisconsin citizens are collecting signatures to recall all eight eligible Republican … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

In early February of this year, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl signaled his intention not to run for a fourth term. After over a quarter of a century in public service, the 68 year old declared that it was time to … Continue reading

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AT&T-Mobile: Cue Angry Consumers

by: Brian K. White It was recently announced that AT&T will buy rival T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for a cool $39 billion, roughly a third more than its current market value. While this may be a great move for T-Mobile … Continue reading

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Fair Laissez-Faire

About two weeks ago, this site had the beginnings of a discussion about whether a form of laissez-faire capitalism, with regulation only to prevent trust formation and to ensure transparency, could avoid delving into crony capitalism. Regulation of commerce can … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday March 27

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. Unsurprisingly, Libya dominates the airwaves this week. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this … Continue reading

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Ian Murphy to Run For NY-26th

Ian who? Remember the prank call that made Governor Scott Walker spill the true motives behind his ‘budget’ bill? Ian Murphy was the guy impersonating David Koch on the other end of that call. Murphy is an unashamedly contentious journalist who … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin…things just keep getting crazier. Now we have the bizarre story of Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor for Johnson County, Indiana, who e-mailed Governor Walker to advise setting up a “false flag” operation. This would have been a … Continue reading

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Earth Hour, March 26, 2011; 8:30pm

While doing my graduate studies, I interned for the Mayor’s office in my city for the Sustainability Office. My city decided to participate in Earth Hour, a call for unity to address global climate change by turning off the lights … Continue reading

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