Goodbye and good riddance to August! Earth Wind & Fire:
Monthly Archive for August, 2010
Best. Idea. Ever!
Amy Rigby’s Keep It to Yourself is really funny. On the Rebound, Ben Vaughn Combo. Missing the War, Ben Folds Five. Wait Til I Get Him Back, Fiona Apple. Her “Extraordinary Machine” lives up to the hype. Raised on Robbery, Joni Mitchell. Great song from a great album.
Bob Herbert: One of the reasons we’re in this state of nonstop warfare is the fact that so few Americans have had any personal stake in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no draft and no direct financial hardship resulting from the wars. So we keep shipping other people’s children off to combat […]
A reminder of how much work it is to be poor.
Hat tip to John F. Drew Westen: The question today is whether Democrats can channel the populist anger we are seeing around the country this late in the game. The answer is that we’d better try. Having recently tested messages on economics and jobs, including how to talk about deficits and taxes — widely assumed […]
As someone who’s studied reincarnation a hell of a lot longer than anyone in Tristero’s comments section, I have to say this really pissed me off. (I put this in the same category as the reviewers who attacked Liz Gilbert’s book — without having actually read it. Nice “scientific method,” there!) One of the guys […]