Monthly Archives: March 2012

Episode CCXLIII of The American Political Melodrama: Huffington defeats Tasini

Arianna Huffington has won a victory in court against Mr. Jonathan Tasini and ‘an estimated 9000 unpaid bloggers’. Read the story here at Thompson Reuters from Westlaw. From Mr. Tasini’s point of view it was right and necessary to bring … Continue reading

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Walter Rhett: A Kaleidoscope of Hate (For the Deaf and Blind)

http://blackhistory360.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/a-kaleidoscope-of-hate/  

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David Brooks, Reporter,Historian, Ideologue? by Political Observer

In reading David Brooks’ essay of March 28, 2012 titled A Moderate Conservative Dilemma should the attentive reader ask some pertinent questions as to the rhetorical stance he takes to his subjects? In this context does he present himself as … Continue reading

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Walter Rhett vs David Brooks on Obamacare

Here is a link to Walter Rhetts comment on the David Brooks column of March 26,2012 titled Step to the Center. http://t.co/q3I0zuXm  

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David Brooks on ‘Education Reform’ by Almost Marx

Should any regular reader be surprised by Mr. Brooks’ enthusiasm for The New American Academy whose supporters are Met Life and a partnership with Pencil. For a list of the supporters of Pencil see here. Three of the supporters are … Continue reading

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David Brooks on our precarious humanity by Political Observer

David Brooks, in his March 19,2012 essay, When the Good Do Bad a meditation on the Robert Bales massacre in Afghanistan, cannot resist the moment’s potential for taking the moral/intellectual high road, as he interprets it. Brooks regularly entertains the … Continue reading

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Obama as political changeling: David Brooks describes the metamorphosis by Political Observer

Mr. Brooks in his column of March 15,2012 is at his comic best, describing the ‘cagey’ President Obama. But it isn’t so much a moment of political revelation, as perhaps, a parable about how the president will lose the election … Continue reading

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