Archive for March 3rd, 2016

March 3rd, 2016 - 10:49 am § in Politics

The GOP’s November strategy

CNBC explains how the GOP is scheming to bestow on us another national leader we didn’t choose (read the story here): “The strategy has three main stages: Lay a groundwork for major party donors and leaders to refuse to support Trump even if he wins a majority of the delegates. Get behi[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 10:29 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Origins of the Palestinian Movement

The idea is deeply rooted on the left idea about some sort of ancient Palestinian people.  Of course the truth is that Palestine has been a no man’s land occupied by a succession of powers from the time of the Roman conquest.  The idea of a “Palestinian” people only arises as Eu[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 10:14 am § in Misc.

Chicana Throws Cubano a Life Ring

N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez to endorse Rubio New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday will endorse Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination, giving the Florida senator a badly needed piece of good news during a rough period of his campaign.[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 10:06 am § in Uncategorized

Why the rich are doing so well and nobody else is

All wealth is created by workers. What separates the wealthy from the working classes is how it’s distributed. The problem isn’t that America has lost its work ethic; it’s inequality of power, and what’s missing is fairness.[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 10:05 am § in America, Donald Trump

Massive GOP Hypocrisy

60 of the GOPs top foreign policy experts  pledged not to support the Republican ticket in the November elections if Trump ends up as the nominee. We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of     opinion on America’s role in [...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 9:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

Millennial message to self-righteous Baby Boomers

The economy is different now. (Read story here.)      [...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 9:25 am § in Misc.

Tea Party Tags! .. Click the teapot.


March 3rd, 2016 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

When Unions Cease Being (d)emocratic

 Paul Burstein, AAUP LISTSERV A bit on research about democracy in unions: In 1956, the sociologists Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin Trow, and James S. Coleman published a book entitled Union Democracy, long considered a classic.  It began by describing how rare it was for unions to remain internall[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 9:01 am § in Misc.

The Zumwalt


March 3rd, 2016 - 12:02 am § in Misc.

APPLESAUCE: Apple Invents Way to Pay Shareholders Without Paying Taxes

Apple issues bonds worth estimated $12bn.  Move would allow the company to pay shareholders without having to repatriate any of $177bn it holds overseas at lower tax rates than in US[...]