Derbtown

Embracing Unemployment

Embracing Unemployment

We had better start learning to embrace unemployment. There aren’t that many jobs...

Eco-mania

Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

Tuesday was World Environment Day. I loathe the environment. The United Nations...

Media

Two Sides, One Cupp

Two Sides, One Cupp

For one brief, pixelated moment last week, Red and Blue America came together (as...

War

A Millionaire in the Danger Zone

A Millionaire in the Danger Zone

Sunil* was a well-fed Indian shipping millionaire. I’d heard about him through...

Europe

Monuments to Spanish Insolvency

Monuments to Spanish Insolvency

Spaniards alternate between rage and bewilderment as Europe lurches closer toward...

Uncle Sam

The Federal Bureau of Entrapment

The Federal Bureau of Entrapment

Last week three activists associated with the Occupy movement were arrested and...

Vile Bodies

Corporate Media’s Boob Job

Corporate Media’s Boob Job

My first reaction to that over-discussed TIME magazine cover showing a woman...

Economic Crisis

As the Boomers Head for the Barn

As the Boomers Head for the Barn

When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than...

Living the Dream

Italy’s Suicide Epidemic: Perfectly Understandable

Italy’s Suicide Epidemic: Perfectly Understandable

Europe’s crisis is existential and economic. Here in Italy the talk is of...

Commerce

Space: The Final Market

Space: The Final Market

If all goes as planned, May 19 will see the SpaceX ship blast off to resupply the...

Hollywood

The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

It was a bad weekend for Nicolas “The American in Paris” Sarkozy but a great...

Terror!

The Five Stooges of Cleveland

The Five Stooges of Cleveland

The International Workers’ Disco Party known as May Day came early to Cleveland...

Vile Bodies

The Perv Behind the Badge

The Perv Behind the Badge

Being at the mercy of a person in uniform can drive a reasonable person to...

International Affairs

Is Europe Sailing on the Titanic?

Is Europe Sailing on the Titanic?

U.S. growth in the first quarter fell to 2.2 percent, a disappointment. But in...

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