Tag Archives: Huffington Post

My article makes Huffpo

Thanks to my FB pal Angie Cordeiro (whose work I championed here a few weeks ago), the better part of my post ‘We Interrupt this Election…‘ has made the Huffington Post. Thanks to Angie for her work to make me seem smarter. It’s an unforgiving task.  Now, if you want to help support this effort […]

Blocked by Huffpo–UPDATE

UPDATE: DANGER WILL ROBINSON! I’m pleased to announce that Huffington Post finally put this article on their website. Huzzah! You can find it here. Background: I have this FB friend named Angie Cordeiro. She has what has been called an ‘eclectic’ background–studying (and writing about) everything from human nutrition, early childhood development, religion, natural and holistic […]

93 million out of the workforce

There has been much jubilation over the latest unemployment report, which shows that the economy had grown by 223,000 jobs last month. Market analysts and economists were watching the April numbers closely, after an anemic 126,000 jobs added in March had to be ‘adjusted’ down to 85,000 jobs. Remember that anything below 150,000 new jobs […]

Calling it what it is–the euphemism of ‘Climate Change’

The story has recently broken through the MSM that we’ve reached 400 parts Per Million of carbon dioxide in Mister atmosphere. The thing we breathe. We’d hit the number before but we hadn’t stayed at it for a month the way we did in April. 400 is the new normal. 350 is so ‘last century’. […]

Where is Occupy Wall Street on Extended Unemployment?

My ire was stirred a week or so ago by an article in Huff Post about the end of long-term unemployment benefits. For those of you joining late, the Congress left town in December for the Holiday recess without renewing extended unemployment benefits, which expired on December 28. The article itself was pretty straightforward. They interviewed a […]

Unemployment, rats and brains

First, where have I been? Lots happening in the world (especially on topics of Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, et al). I will address.  But today’s news was the US unemployment figures, proudly trumpeted everywhere–the economy created a cool 162,000 jobs last month! Huzzah! True, it takes 150 thousand just to keep even with population growth, […]

Healthcare and Hostage Capitalism

I’ve written here about my dad and alluded to some of his pet peeves. Dad was something of a moocher in life, and when he had to pay for things, he got… intense. And one of the things that made him crazy was price gouging. He had a point–if you go to a ball game […]