How mind-bogglingly crazy is it that several states—including my own New York—are considering bankruptcy? Of course, states don’t qualify for bankruptcy, but a move is afoot in Congress to create a kind […]
Cyber warriors race to Mars
NASA and its spooky Sith-lord counterpart, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, are teaming up to achieve the impossible: interplanetary colonialism. DARPA, known for its role in developing such technologies as the […]
The government’s checkbook too screwed up to audit, says GAO
You know the company’s in trouble when the auditor tells the company that its bookkeeper can’t manage the company’s finances, reconcile balance sheets among different departments, or prepare credible financial statements. And […]
Yo, GOP: Slash regulation? Or spend up to $27 million to save a life?
Many of the seats the Democrats lost in Congress can be attributed to a tea-party and GOP-influenced desire to shrink the size of the federal government. Presumed goals of conservative and GOP […]
It's time for progressives to forget about winning the battle and start concentrating on winning the war
It was Sun Tzu, I believe, who first suggested that in order to win the war, you sometimes have to lose the battle. This precept has been on my mind quite a […]
Nota Bene #118: VOTE!
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it?
The greatest election ever!
by Terry Hargrove Last Friday, I received one of those automated calls that has in the last two months given me the illusion of having lots of friends. This one was about […]
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
The root of all evil will rule mid-term elections
Come Tuesday, Nov. 2, it will not matter whether you vote Democratic, Republican, Independent, Green, Tea, or write-in. That’s because the winning entity will not be on the ballot — and hasn’t […]
Hedge funds, sensing profit opportunities, buying distressed newspapers
And now, newspapers’ newest problem: The vultures have descended. Newspapers continue to lose money and advertising – the New York Times Co. reported print ads would decline 5 percent in the third […]