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The weak link in America’s political regime

Summary:   The weak link in the American political regime is obvious from our history, but we refuse to see it.  When we are ready, then America will be on the path to reform. Try this thought experiment:  what if Ronald Reagan or George Bush Sr. abandonded Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick in 1969?  Would his subsequent …

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Our ruling elites scamper and play while our world burns

The political wrangling — in Congress, among our elites, and between the peons — exists IMO (guessing) only because of confidence that mainstream economists are correct.  They believe that this recession (or depression) will trough late this year.  No matter how rapid the decline, there is little the government can do in the next few quarters.  So …

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Are the new “tea party” protests a grass roots rebellion or agitprop?

Summary:  Are the “tea party” protests a genuine grass roots movement?  Or are they a well-planned and funded agitprop campaign, perhaps designed to weaken the Obama Administration?   Or, as C Smith notes in comment #3, perhaps both!  A provocative article at Playboy provides some evidence that this is serious money at work.  Or not:  see …

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