Obama’s Stirring SOTU Speech

For a guy who never has to face another election to keep his job, President Obama confidently strode to the dais to deliver a bright, ambitious smorgasbord of public needs and his answers to a weary, but recovering, nation saddled by an obstructionist Congress.

In a stirring address, the President told the Joint Session of Congress, America, and the world, that while much has been accomplished, much remains to be done. … [Read more]

The GOP, Seinfeld, Woody Allen and the Case Against Austerity

Although applied economics is a rather complicated matter, it seems to me that an eighth-grader should be able to figure out that policies that reduce the number of folks out there with cash to buy stuff will hinder an economic recovery, not hasten one. I am referring to the unprecedented cuts on state and local levels that have rendered unemployed thousands of public sector workers such as policemen, teachers and firefighters.… [Read more]

2011: A Blurry Year In Review

This is the time of year when those ‘Year In  Review’ articles appear. The thinking behind (some of) it is that in order to move forward, we should take a look back so that we may see what what we’ve survived and examine the lessons learned along the way. Here’s a small slice of what we recall in no particular order (hey, it’s still holiday season so we’re perfectly fine with being a wee bit foggy from all that, um, holiday cheer).… [Read more]