Category Archives: Political ramblings

Daily Nos: Willard Romney’s Angry America

The robot king has spoken.   The curtains came down on the Republican Convention, and the damage to America was limited.  For three days delegates foamed at the mouth, lunging lustily for every half-truth about the Obama administration the speakers would … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt Standing at Armageddon, 100 Years Later

One century ago today, former President Teddy Roosevelt accepted the presidential nomination of the Progressive Party, popularly known as the “Bull Moose Party.”  His electrifying acceptance speech defined the great moral issues of his time, some of which would be … Continue reading

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Must Be The Money: Bill’s Backers

Check out part one, part two and part three of this series. The 2013 Mayoral Democratic Primary is shaping up much like the 2009 Public Advocate race, and that’s a good thing for Bill de Blasio.   In 2009, those of us following … Continue reading

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Must Be The Money: The Speaker’s Still Waiting At The Altar

Check out part one and part two of this series. Ever since she shepherded legislation permitting Mayor Bloomberg a third term  through the City Council, Speaker Christine Quinn has struggled to shed her image as a Bloomberg deputy among the … Continue reading

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Must Be The Money: Background Check

Diving straight into number crunching would be a thrill, but for “Must Be The Money” to have legs, folks need to know a little background about the project, and about campaign finance reform in New York City. During the summer … Continue reading

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“Must Be The Money” Series Launch

“You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don’t know where the fuck it’s gonna take you. ” – Detective Lester Freamon, The Wire New York City may have … Continue reading

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Mitt, I am your father: The real George Romney

Call me sadomasochistic, but I watched Mitt Romney’s loser speech in Colorado last night. Romney’s speeches lack the amusing chicken-little quality of a Santorum or Gingrich barn-burner. Our very civilization is not at stake.  I was just about to the … Continue reading

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