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Archive of entries posted on October 2010

Practical Progressivism?

I’ve long given up on the Democratic Party as an institution. The basic principles of the party may hover somewhere near my political beliefs (certainly more than the Republican party principles), but when I think generally about the Democrats, I can’t help seeing the ties to Wall Street and other corporate money, not to mention [...]

Anger, Specific and General

The New York Times wrote a little article about Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino and his anger. Paladino rode the wave of anger, especially among those in the Tea Party, to wallop Rick Lazio in the primary, because Rick seemed less angry and more like a jerk. It’s not easy to fake anger. Carl really [...]