Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mr. Luce on Wall Street’s comeback: a comment by Political Skeptic

Mr. Luce in his essay titled ‘Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback‘ his rhetorical mood is subject to some breathtakingly wide swings in assigning blame for the 2008 Financial Crisis, and what he predicts will be the next Crisis, … Continue reading

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Mr. Douthat on ‘the working class male’: a comment by Almost Marx

You have to credit Mr. Ross Douthat with persistence, or more accurately, with an unrelenting ideological fixation with the behavior of the lowers orders of political humanity: the working class. By which he means those shiftless poor who won’t, out … Continue reading

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Geoff Dyer leavenes his meditation on the CIA Report with some thoughts on the ‘Deep State’ and a collection of political cliches

In the first paragraph Mr. Dyer’s essay he repeats what might be or is the Nihilist Republican Party Line on the very weak President Obama: not just a lame duck, but on the political critical list, as a result of … Continue reading

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The Economist on the Torture Report (December 9,2014) , a comment by Almost Marx

Give Sen. McCain a few political moments to regain his ideological composure.He will quickly join the apologetic lock step of the torture rationalizers. Sen. McCain has long since spent his moral capital: D.K. makes a bad misstep to begin her/his … Continue reading

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On the Hollande/Putin meeting as repoted on in the Financial Times, a comment by Political Cynic

Left un-mentioned in this news story are some important but inconvenient facts concerning the current ‘Ukrainian Crisis’, that is due to western political meddling: Victoria Nuland, Amb. Pyatt and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in concert with the … Continue reading

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Mr. Luce, Mr. Carter and Sen McCain: a comment by Political Realist

Mr. Luce can’t quite contain his enthusiasm for Mr. Carter, whose credentials and experience look to be near perfect for a Pentagon bureaucrat, in fact he is a creature of the American National Security State. What he lacks, in common … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Ferguson or Cockeyed Platonist explaines it all! An essay by Political Cynic

David Brooks in his December 1, 2014 essay titled Class Prejudice Resurgent (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/opinion/david-brooks-class-prejudice-resurgent.html?_r=0) offers his usual ideologically based, deliberate misreading of race relations in American, of the present, as not based on racial prejudice but as centered on ‘classism’. He … Continue reading

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