Daily Archives: September 21, 2007

Naomi Wolf’s “The End of America” Chapter 2 excerpt (part 2)

”Peace is bad for business. When the former Soviet Union fell apart, the U.S. defense industry was staring into the face of a falling market share: To grow, it would have to find a new enemy. It would also help … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf’s “The End of America” Chapter 2 excerpt (part 1)

“After September 11, 2001, we Americans learned in dramatic new ways that we were facing a terrifying external threat. We saw it in the carnage in lower Manhattan, but the administration also used a new set of phrases that defined … Continue reading

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Dr. Krugman has a blog! Hooray! Hooray!! Hooray!!!

“One of my pet peeves about political reporting is the fact that some of my journalistic colleagues seem to want to be in another business – namely, theater criticism.” What I hate about political coverage, Paul Krugman, September19, 2007

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Monty Python – Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion

Starts in a laundromat. And ends in Paris with Mrs. Jean-Paul Sartre.

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Park(ing) Day LA

“Over 40 street parking spaces – from Van Nuys to Long Beach, Westwood to Pasadena – will be converted into temporary parkspaces on Friday as part of Park(ing) Day L.A., an event described as a “grassroots effort reclaiming public space … Continue reading

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