Archive for November, 2013

Clinton vs. Warren?

Posted on November 28, 2013 by

I prefer Elizabeth Warren to Hillary Clinton but I’m not willing to risk the election on a Warren candidacy. In the primaries, Clinton will try to convince democrats that she has a lock on the electoral map and, as president, will use her political skills and guile to beat up republicans.  Implicit in her message [...]

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Obamacare: Mismanagement or Worse?

Posted on November 15, 2013 by

I’ve been arguing for years that we have to stand by Barack Obama even when we’re uncomfortable with his policies and disappointed by his performance. Because no modern president has ever faced such a vile and hateful opposition; and that the republicans would happily burn down this country to see Obama fail. But for the [...]

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De Blasio vs. Garcetti

Posted on November 8, 2013 by

I’m glad New York City elected a progressive democrat. When David Dinkins lost 20 years ago, who knew we’d see five terms of Manhattan-centric Giuliani / Bloomberg and the near total neglect of the working-class “outer boroughs.” Bill de Blasio is generating enormous attention as the city’s new left wing populist mayor.  He out-positioned his [...]

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KCRW Underwriter Promotes “Union Avoidance”

Posted on November 6, 2013 by

During NPR’s Morning Edition, broadcast on Southern California’s public radio station KCRW, is an underwriter spot for “Labor Lawyers” Fisher & Phillips. Turns out Fisher & Phillips represents employers and it’s not a benign management firm. Here’s Fisher & Phillips describing on its website how it helped a manufacturing plant during a labor dispute with [...]

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The 2012 Election Anniversary

Posted on November 3, 2013 by

Sure we hoped for more from Barack Obama’s re-election, especially after all the talk about republicans learning their lesson. Our main goal, of course, was to keep Romney out of the white house.  We felt relief – even euphoria – but soon recognized that the second term would echo the first. To console ourselves, we [...]

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