Archives for 


Teddy Roosevelt v. Citizens United

 How is it possible that, given overwhelming public concern about the direction of the country, we could be facing historically low turnout in the midterm elections on Nov. 4? The question isn’t new. As trust in government has swung up and down in the past half century, turnout for midterm races, as in presidential years, […] Read More →

Debate Night: Ebola, schools and the middle class

 Questions about Ebola, schools hit hard by budget cuts and an argument over who is a better friend to the middle class were among the talking points during nearly a dozen debates Tuesday ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Highlights of some of those debates: ____ ARIZONA: SCHOOLS, ECONOMY Different philosophies on growing the state’s […] Read More →

Who’s in Charge of Ebola at Hospitals? ‘Screaming That We’re Not Prepared’

 Hospital staff need better training, more funding and sharper oversight to handle Ebola patients, nurses and doctors said after a caregiver in Dallas was confirmed to have caught the deadly virus. The unidentified worker, who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was infected after a “breach in protocol,” said […] Read More →

Last Time It Was This Crazy, the Stock Market Crashed

Wolf Richter    It’s anecdotal evidence, but it’s everywhere in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. A neighbor was cooling her heels by the curb, suitcase next to her. She’s going to Europe on a “vacation-thing,” organized and paid for by her company, she told me. A team-building perk. She’s a coder at a startup, her […] Read More →

John Hawkins: Why I Oppose Liberalism

 Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks. Like a tick, liberalism latches onto a victim and sucks him dry. Of course, a single tick can’t gorge itself on so much blood that it does to a dog what liberalism did to Detroit. It doesn’t turn the different parts of […] Read More →