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“. . . God . . . passes with the spinal column of the Universe on his back. . . “ (César Vallejo)

Some (many?) (all?) who might read the poem that follows would immediately decide it is depressing. I will state with absolute certainty that it is not. 977 more words

Poetry

The No-Comparison Comparison of Reagan v Obama

Have you ever wondered why, in a hypothetical match-up, the American people would elect Ronald Reagan over Barack Obama in a landslide?

And have you ever wondered why… 643 more words

Economics

Lagerfeld Still Making Chanel Proud

Sometimes I think the main reason Karl Lagerfeld has been one of my favorite designers is because he never really left the ’80s. In his Fall 2014 Couture collection for Chanel, there were unmistakable touches of the decade simply all over the place in everything from an endless array of glitzy details to the spiky bangs sported by the models themselves. 639 more words

Jenny Neiheisel

Why trickle-down economics should work...and why it can't.

**I’m not an economist. Nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. So, any of my economist friends are welcome to tear me a new poo hole as necessary** 478 more words

Lifestyle

Not your grandfather’s America

There is a lot of talk these days about wealth and income inequality. Two items I heard on NPR’s Here and Now this afternoon drove home just how bad the problem is. 438 more words

US

"An Explosive Failure": Brownback 'Experiment' Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country,” he was suggesting that state innovations might advance reform on the federal level. 687 more words

Republicans