Category Archives: Politics

The Original Walk On the Wild Side

I don’t even remember where I bought the book. It was probably at a used bookstore; the title caught my eye immediately. I didn’t know someone had written a book based on the famous Lou Reed song. But it’s actually … Continue reading

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Signing Off On Madam Medusa

Following the death of Margaret Thatcher, I found myself thinking frequently of UB40’s great song about her, “Madam Medusa,” from their first and best album, 1980’s Signing Off. Their later pop successes with “Red Red Wine” and “I Got You … Continue reading

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The 99% Breakdown

We are all in it together, like it or not.

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You Say You Want a Revolution

While we stay home and write songs, people all over the world are speaking out, marching, fighting and dying against tyrannical and unjust governments. We call some of them “protesters” and give them our heartfelt, if meaningless, support. We call … Continue reading

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Which Side I Am On

For eight years following the 2000 election, progressives like myself suffered under a government we considered illegitimate and malicious. We watched the economy destroyed, environmental regulations gutted, corporate criminals running riot, thousands dying in an unnecessary war started by lies … Continue reading

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Bloomberg CEO Appointment At Risk

The confirmation of Marvin Thistlebottom as Bloomberg, LP’s new CEO appears in danger, after the corporation’s board expressed near-universal opposition to the pick. “Thistlebottom is obviously an expert English teacher, but will that expertise translate into running an international corporation?” … Continue reading

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