Tag: Pop Politico

Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: White Riot

Razor-thin win in election for (mostly) white working-class agenda...

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Pop Politico: “Deck the Halls With Racist Volleys”

Why do politicians make racist comments? Because it can get them elected. ...

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Pop Politico: “American Civilization and Its Discontented”

Welcome to the Age of Disruptors...

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Pop Politico: “Potter Isn’t Selling, Potter’s Buying”

The stock market crash leads to the inevitable question: is the sky falling? ...

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Pop Politico: “The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back!”

The election of Scott Brown to the United States Senate has been the sexy political story of the week, but it’s also a reminder to the...

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Pop Politico: “Obama’s Neo Pragmatism”

“Wow, these grapes are sour!”  A fitting epitaph for Republicans as they try to grab the spotlight to bitch and moan about...

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Pop Politico: “Trust”

The “hit the ground running” strategy the Obama Administration has adhered to since the inauguration has an unfortunate side...

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Pop Politico: “The Great Transition”

As the news about the global economic downturn goes from bad to worse, we’re at a point where government inaction is not a palatable...

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Pop Politico: The 44th President

Even if Barack Obama was just another in the long line of white males who have been elected to the presidency, this would still be an...

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Pop Politico: “So Long to the C- Student”

Watching President Bush’s final press conference yesterday reminded me of the phrase “failing upward.” Never in recent...

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Pop Politico: “Happy New Year?”

The optimistic adage that a rising tide floats all boats is less sanguine when one contemplates the obverse. As the Great Recession of 2008...

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Pop Politico: “The Party Bush Destroyed”

If you’re a Republican Party stalwart, and say you went to the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami hoping for a good...

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Pop Politico: “Poetry and Prose”

It’s been said that a political campaign is run on the poetry of promises, while the task of governing is about the prose of policy....

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Pop Politico: “A Question For You”

Today, Americans are asked to choose which candidate best reflects our political point of view and authorize him or her (remember: Cynthia...

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Pop Politico: “Debt Nation”

When I was growing up, I remember my father used to keep a credit card hidden in the back of his closet.  It was one of those “In...

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Pop Politico: “Anti-Dowist Philosophy”

I don’t know if you remember the days when newscasters would routinely smile when the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day in...

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Pop Politico: “War/Dance”

There’s a phrase made famous by Thomas Hobbes, used to great effect in Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, and...

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Pop Politico: “Three Cheers for the Free Market!”

Close of the market, 9/29/08 My political/economic socialization came during the heady days of free market zealotry.  1984 was a year...

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Pop Politico: “Crisis Politics”

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Those are our options in dealing with this financial mess — or so it seems if you’ve...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Pop Politico: “The Great Derangement”

If journalism is the first draft of history, and history is argument without end, then Matt Taibbi has fired the opening salvo of a new...

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Pop Politico: “Swing! Swing! Swing!”

The current breathless “Sarah Palin Watch” going on in the mainstream and not-so-mainstream media is one of those political...

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Elephant Walk: “Hey America, Whaaat’s Happening?*”

An Open Letter to Hurricane Gustav By Ted Asregadoo Damn you, Gustav!  I mean, how could you have the audacity to downgrade from a...

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Current Events, Political Culture, Pop Politico, Television

Donkey Kong: “Michelle Obama Is Hot”

Jon: What were your impressions of Ted & the Kennedys? He looked pretty good, considering. Ted: He did a very good job. Kennedy...

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Pop Politico: “Greetings from Economy Class”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for July states that 5.7% of Americans are unemployed. Percentages are sometimes difficult to visualize, so...

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Pop Politico: “The Twilight of Conservatism”

If you were a conservative back in the days of the New Deal, lobbing verbal grenades like “A traitor to his class” at Franklin...

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Pop Politico: “The Quintessential Self-Defense Weapon”

“I’m not afraid of insects taking over the world, and you know why? It would take about a billion ants just to aim a gun at me,...

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Pop Politico: “Conservative Thought?”

I was reading Stanley Fish’s opinion piece in the New York Times about the University of Colorado’s plan to create a Chair of...

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Pop Politico: “Top 5 News Stories to Decrease Your Happiness”

I don’t know if bad news has reached critical mass this past week, but it seems that the last few days of newspaper reading has...

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Pop Politico: “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”

In the realm of public speaking, it’s tough for anyone (even accomplished speakers) not to make mistakes. In my current line of work...

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Pop Politico: “Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago?”

Ronald Reagan asked that question when he was running against Jimmy Carter in 1980. It’s a question that goes to the heart of what...