A nation creates itself not just with what it remembers, but with what it forgets. — Oscar Camilion
Team Obama heralds today’s settlement among 5 banks, the feds and 49 states. $25 billion “to help hard working Americans”. Were that it so. Under terms of the settlement, the five lenders won’t have to pay out the bulk of the $25 billion. Some $17 billion represents credits applied toward targets lenders have to modify [...]
Arresting protesters. Infiltration of dissident groups. Surveillance. A new report details the pervasive abuses. Large scale social opposition is largely absent. An apparent inchoate cultural reverence for authority suggests a healthy civil society necessary to sustain democratic institutions remains problematic.
At moments — that is how the talking head circles preface comments on Palin’s sit down with Gibson. At moments she was on her game, upbeat, on point. Even repeating her theme song on the ‘bridge to nowhere’. Other moments? We are told she stumbled. Why, she could not even name the new President of [...]
It was the summer of 1984. Morning in America and all that. Driving across America in a convertible with no real agenda for once. Just a vacation. With me a now ultra famous ‘Republican pollster’ frequently discussed even in our modest comments section here. We were somewhere near Iowa or perhaps Missouri. The stars were [...]