Dear NPR: Your greatest supporters believe that Rich Lowry is the latest "Cheney Youth" member (see Hitler for comparison) to hit your airwaves. This guy is a paid puppet for the ultra right wing and the newest fool to take on National Review - "A review of American Greed as it's called." and you … Continue reading Rich Lowry – the Newest and Dumbest NN on NPR
Kaitlin Addams on her immigrant father's travails in the face of the Chinese Exclusion Act and American racism. The son of Chinese immigrants, my father struggled with a heavy burden. Born in America during the time of the Chinese Exclusion Act, he grew up in the San Francisco area, where many Chinese Americans lived, denied … Continue reading My Father’s War
Kaitlin Addams recalls a defining event of Cold War history and the changes it triggered. Sputnik came to visit us one crisp, clear fall evening in 1957. I was just a toddler, but I can recall my family gathering in the yard and looking into the Southern California twilight sky. My brother and sister were … Continue reading The Sputnik Moment
Jeff Koopersmith looks at a the complex and volatile situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip – a continuing crisis that has inflamed opinions around the world – and involves players in the US and Iran. January 13, 2009 – Geneva (apj.us) – The global hysteria surrounding the Israeli incursion into Gaza these past two … Continue reading Exploring the Gaza Crisis
Bela de Lune thinks the greedhead should be worried about something a bit more pressing than the faux plumber from the heartland. November 3, 2008 – Washington, DC (apj.us) – Last week a 13 year old girl, already married and living in that pit called Somalia, was stoned to death after being accused of "adultery".Her … Continue reading Hey, Mister GOP: Worried about Joe the Plumber?
From Media with Conscience: Don Williams looks at what happens when spiteful prayers backfire. August 31, 2009 (mwcnews.net) – Lord have mercy.What have we done? That's what Voodoo Christians must be asking themselves. It's one thing to pray up a storm. It's quite another to make God's dart hit the bulls-eye.In case you missed it, … Continue reading Oops! ‘Voodoo Christians’ Smite the Wrong Convention
"Conservative rhetoric doesn’t kill people. Guns do - in the hands of crazed lunatics without hope fired up by ’conservative“ rhetoric." And that's just what Glynn Wilson offers for starters.
Jeff Koopersmith on the US Olympic Team's fashion faux pas. Read on… August 9, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Ralph Lauren, the emperor of hushed prep chic, shocked countless millions last night as the world watched the never-ending parade of athletes during the opening ceremonies of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium. After … Continue reading Ralph Lauren Humiliates America 2008
The New York Times frets over poor quality retail bankruptcies. Jeff Koopersmith says we should instead be celebrating. April 16, 2008 – Lugano (apj.us) – It isn’t as if the New York Times has nothing to write about when it comes to financial troubles in America, but Michael Barbaro’s column beseeching us to bemoan the … Continue reading Desperate Americans Flee to Quality, I Hope…
Talk about Armageddon... Jeff Koopersmith on the year's over-the-top luxury tchotchkes and the celebrities hawking them. November 28, 2007 – Lugano (apj.us) – You can be certain we are near the End of Civilization and its New World Economy if you, as I have just done, peruse the latest offering by the International Herald Tribune … Continue reading Mikhail?s Navy? Or Is That Louis Vuitton?
The myth: The mysterious “invisible hand” of the free market will “make everyone better off.” Practical experience tells us otherwise... June 20, 2007 (crisispapers.org ) – The concept of "the invisible hand," cherished by self-designated "conservatives," has its origin in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. [The individual] neither intends to promote the public interest, nor … Continue reading Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand
I belong to the last generation to experience childhood without television. And I have often wondered what was lost when the children of that generation deserted the playgrounds and moved inside to watch the tube. It is widely reported that many children today spend more time watching television than they spend in a classroom. Thus … Continue reading Touch Football and Television
Anna Nicole Smith has died at thirty nine.I am struck by how truly poignant I believe her death is -- and how accurate was my gut feeling, upon hearing of the death, that the cruel media would go after this sad story big time if given only a toehold. And they are already presented with … Continue reading Anna Nicole Smith: What Does She Have to Do with Politics?
"You may be under the impression that customer satisfaction with Microsoft is on the rise, but did you know that the Company recently had a slight dip in overall satisfaction?"[You can't make this stuff up!]
What has this world come to? Dec. 2, 2006 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I had to laugh out loud after reading about a podcast to which a colleague tipped me off.The podcast, titled "The Kindlings Muse: Why teens are leaving the church and why they are right to do so", cut right to the heart … Continue reading Fickle Teens Dump Evangelical Lifestyle