New Orleans Almost three years since the ACORN board and staff at that time pulled the plug on the organization and spread to the four corners of the country, it was suddenly another “ACORN week” in many ways in some weird coincidence of the calendar.
James O’Keefe, III, the criminal videographer who recently [...]
New Orleans They’re back! The Republican Hater Patrol is roaming the streets of Congress again, and this time they are pulling white sheets of paper up to their heads. It appears the Republicans are working hard to re-brand themselves as vampire hunters modeled after last year’s movie about the young Abraham Lincoln as his pre-presidential [...]
Quito A number of the big dog, nonprofit charities trooped over to visit with Congress to try to protect every dime of their tax breaks, especially the blanket deductions that favor the rich and superrich. They were led by Diane Aviv, the longtime head of Independent Sector, the big nonprofits trade group that [...]
New Orleans Like a modern version of the 12 days before Christmas, I think we could all start listing a daily beating we are taking from business, government, or both.
Yesterday news came out that a fair chunk of the $26 billion settlement with banks over their home mortgage scandals and abuses with the state attorney [...]
New Orleans Nate Silver takes a hard look at the prospects of the Obama campaign this November in the Times magazine section and concludes its good strategy to ramp up the populism. By his numbers if Obama pushes the pop-buttons hard, the Midwest might fall in line, and then the race is won.
First, none of this [...]
New Orleans The Stop On-Line Piracy Act (SOPA) at least means soup in Spanish, so there’s at least one good thing about it. Other than that it seems to be about big Hollywood and others trying to use poorly written domestic legislation in a ham-handed way to strike out at Russian, Chinese, and other foreign [...]