This month, the Urban Institute put out a study called “Lost Generations? Wealth Building Among Young Americans.” In the report, the Institute confirmed what most of Gen X and Gen Y already […]
What about The 50.8%?
In the grand scheme of things, our country’s fiscal issues are getting the most news coverage . We’re a country coming out of a recession (yes, we are) and people are afraid of […]
WaPo's Dana Priest's alarmist excursion into the nuclear weapons-industrial complex
The Washington Post’s Dana Priest grossly underestimates the state of the U.S. nuclear-weapons program.
Romney, perfect foil for a Republicrat incumbent?
Considering how vulnerable Romney appears, already badly tainted by his own signature prowess, the Bain Miracle, why are polls neck and neck? How can a fake, though ideal Republican nominee match up against a likeable, if badly flawed incumbent? Or is it to be a battle over the lesser of two weasels?
5-4 SCOTUS split on state campaign funding may signal need for change
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Democracy took another hit with this week’s 5-4 split decision by the Super Supremes to overturn a 1912 Montana law that limited corporate spending on state political campaigns. And the court […]
‘Apocalypse Now’ vogue engulfs Chicken Littles
Are we nearing some tipping point, some historically dramatic shift? Are empires dying? Isn’t it time instead to assess the full might of the opposition, rather than declare the old system dead, or on life support, when I find it to be re-entrenching its power?
Unpaid internships triggering lawsuits
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Unpaid interns feeling exploited may want to check out a web site launched by a NYC law firm, Outten & Golden LLP. The firm is trolling for more clients.
Barackalypse 2012 or why you should vote even though the world is about to end (hypothetically)
Barack Obama: Jedi Master courtesy of vIralpolitics.com America is a big place. Geographically, it’s huge, fifth largest on the globe, fourth if you don’t count Antarctica, and who counts Antarctica? Economically, it’s […]
Heartlandgate, Climategate and pro wrestling ethics
The more I watch modern politics (and economics and the culture wars and science “debates”) the more it all reminds me of pro wrestling. You know how it goes. Tough match, back […]
Ten reasons Obama will beat Romney–and there's not a thing the GOP can do about it
Almost a year ago, Scholars & Rogues took a shot a predicting the Republican presidential race. From over a dozen contenders, including Trump, Palin, Pawlenty, Thune, Pataki, Cain, Barbour, Roemer, Daniels, Christie, […]