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Walter Rhett: Barack Obama: The Man of Zen
I am one of the few who has made the argument that the President’s style is a classic example of the practice of the high art of Zen, one prescribed by its greatest masters and rooted in the classic book of wisdom, the I Ching.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/25/barack-obama-the-man-of-zen/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:24 PM (2 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 2/23/15
Is it that time already? Sadly, yes. CPAC’s 2015 edition gets underway Wednesday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center just outside DC. This year’s roster of speakers looks remarkably similar to that of previous years, a cavalcade of crabbed conservative know-nothings preaching ignorance to the ignorant and hate to the hateful. Among them will be Rand Paul, John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Sean Hannity, Bobby Jindal, and of course the Rick twins, Perry and Santorum.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/22/stormy-monday-22315/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:01 PM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: The Will to Kill
Which of the two holds the greater attraction: helping an organized rebel group under attack by an international coalition to establish a caliphate governed by Sharia law, or the right to kill without consequences far-ranging straw populations turned into enemies? This is the divide which reflects the debate about the global attraction of ISIL. But it’s really a choice that represents the same side: help establish the caliphate and kill; kill and help establish the caliphate.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/18/the-will-to-kill/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 03:18 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Take Five (Well, Shut My Mouth edition)
ONE: Vinny Laughs Last
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/12/take-five-well-shut-my-mouth-edition/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Thu Feb 12, 2015, 06:31 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Hillary Clinton: Will Her Economic Policies Follow Best Global Practices?
Hillary Clinton’s search for an economic policy seems to forget the phrase used to caution investors: “Past results are not indicators of future success.” The world of her husband’s administration is long gone. The great goods of all economies are now commodities; volume produces wealth and flatlines jobs and wages. Apple, Monsanto (80% of world corn seed), American Water Supply (the largest water utility), Pepsico and Google are diverse examples of commodity enterprises operating in global markets that increase capital wealth with little increase in jobs; yet they are vital to economic growth.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/11/hillary-clinton-will-her-economic-policies-follow-best-global-practices/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 06:34 PM (9 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 2/9/15
Frantic efforts by the College Republicans chapter at Texas Tech continue as the little dweebs try to thwart Thursday’s scheduled speech by counterculture icon Angela Davis. The group has helpfully offered up alternative names like Condi Rice, Gwen Ifill and Mia Love. After all, they all look alike, right, College Republicans?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/08/stormy-monday-2915/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:01 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: In Politics and Public Life, Do the Odds Favor the Cynics?
A cross-section of ideas and acts, global, national and local, haunt the negative and positive spaces of our lives, influencing our decisions and thoughts, our choices, our feelings about progress or defeat.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/04/in-politics-and-public-life-do-the-odds-favor-the-cynics/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:39 PM (0 replies)
Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: They’ll Need a Bigger Clown Car
Grumpy: Well Mouse, like it or not, here we are only days into 2015 and the 2016 presidential election is already underway with Teapublican wannabes already busily making fools of themselves. Iowa has seen the clown car come and go already and the Koch network of secret donors has already been busy auditioning and grooming their favorites in Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs? Nothing says outreach to the unwashed masses like confabs in Palm Springs, I guess. But I digress.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/31/theyll-need-a-bigger-clown-car-3/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Jan 31, 2015, 09:15 PM (3 replies)
Walter Rhett: Media’s Direct Reporting Omits Deep Background
Growing frustration exists about the role of global media in sharing the truth and facts about politics. Even the media’s cherished idea of balance has taken a slant. The American media’s direct reporting omits deep backgrounds. In print and broadcast, anonymous sources are assigned the duty of representing an ideology and attacking those who disagree. In live reports, face time is more important than oral intelligence. And no news broadcast is complete without a YouTube clip.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/28/medias-direct-reporting-omits-deep-background/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 03:51 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 1/26/15
The President wants to extend wilderness designation and concomitant environmental protections to millions more acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move opposed by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and other Republicans, who would prefer to drill the crap out of ANWR. Showcasing her famed policy chops and keen intellect, Murkowski commented, “I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska.”
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/01/26/stormy-monday-12615/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 02:36 PM (1 replies)