"Think Again" column about how important right-wing talk radio is to the politics of this nation and what a mistake liberals make by failing to pay attention to it. That’s here.
Nation column, "Money for Nothing," about how networks are looting their news divisions to carry insane celebrity salaries for their hosts and anchors.
Daily Beast column on the failure of Biden’s trip to Israel and the need for an imposed solution, here.
"Now, little boy lost/ he takes himself so seriously/He brags of his misery/ he likes to live dangerously."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Danzon Boogaloo" (Los Po-Boy-Citos): I frackin’ love New Orleans.
Part The First:
This governor is a Democrat. Thought I’d point that out. (As far as federal tax dollars go, is Wyoming a Taker and not a Giver? Of course, it is. The last Democratic politician who signed something like this was probably Jefferson Davis.)
Part The Second:
Uh-oh. Il Papa’s brother seems to be in some deep schiess of a very familar kind. Hey, Catholic politicians. When the US Council of Catholic Bishops starts meddling in secular politics, remember that a) this is the guy they all work for, and b) the US Council, by and large, doesn’t have a huge constituency within the American church, and probably should have been broken up on a RICO case 15 years ago. These are not people of whom you have to be afraid.
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Part The Penultimate:
I have become a connoisseur of the destruction being wrought by Parson Meacham over at Newsweek. In last week’s episode, he unleashed Evan Thomas, chronicler of Great Men and perhaps the nation’s only collector of John McCloy memorabilia, on America’s schools. The result, unsurprisingly, was an assault on the people who teach in them, and the unions that protect them, many of whom make (horrors!) $75,000 a year which, unless I miss my guess, probably pretty much amounts to the annual bill for the car service that transports Mr. Thomas to the various Green Rooms of his life. Read this piece of alleged journalism very carefully. Do you notice what’s missing? C’mon, kids, you can do it. That’s right, class, there is not a single quote in it from an actual schoolteacher. Not one. Not a word. A couple of think-tankers, and a writer of A report. But not one person from the trenches. Even if you agree with some or all of it, this isn’t journalism. This is a gussied-up blogpost, and Parson Meacham should flog himself for an hour for putting it on the cover.