We are only now realizing what makes the next couple of weeks so important…
Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Let’s look at how a political party thinks about the great mass of Americans…
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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:
…and where it gets the money to keep that mass under its sway…
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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:
… or how they just remove those middle class Americans from any kind of participation in their country…
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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:
… after all, corporate interests and their representatives are now taking over… EVERYTHING!
- WaPo Ombudsman Scolds Own Paper for Spiking ‘Where’s Muhammad?’ Cartoon — With No Prophet Image (newsbusters.org)
Here’s a brief clip from a Matt Taibbi article in the Guardian:
Last summer I wrote a brutally negative article about Goldman Sachs for Rolling Stone magazine (I called the bank a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity”) that unexpectedly sparked a heated national debate. On one side of the debate were people like me, who believed that Goldman is little better than a criminal enterprise that earns its billions by bilking the market, the government, and even its own clients in a bewildering variety of complex financial scams.
On the other side of the debate were the people who argued Goldman wasn’t guilty of anything except being “too smart” and really, really good at making money. This side of the argument was based almost entirely on the Randian belief system, under which the leaders of Goldman Sachs appear not as the cheap swindlers they look like to me, but idealised heroes, the saviours of society.
I think I have a stronger agreement with the criminal enterprise… for what you may think, go in and read the whole article HERE.
Or do they care?