All, I’ve got is a new “Think Again:” The World as It "Ought to Be," which is here.
Perhaps, however, this is a good week to go back and take a look at some of Marty Peretz’s greatest hits here.
Also, next week I’m doing a panel, which Katrina is moderating, called “Which Way for the Working Class? Elections 2010 and Beyond"
Friday, September 24, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
51 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation
Eric Alterman, Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Bob Herbert, the New York Times
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Karen Nussbaum, Executive Director, Working America
Now here’s Charles
"You’re the color of the sky in every storefront windowpane/You’re the whispering and the sighing of my tires in the rain."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click—"Bat’s Blues" (Alvin Batiste)—I don’t care what anyone says, my love of New Orleans will be consummated any time I damn well please.
Part The First: OK, I’ve read this damn thing four times, and all I can see is a functioning definition of being too clever by half. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t they essentially hiring Elizabeth Warren to help them pick out someone else to fill a job she essentially invented, and which she should have been doing for three months already? Two questions—as a presidential "advisor," doesn’t this put Warren at the mercy of the White House political apparatus (Hi, Rahm!) and, thus, already on the fast track to Christina Romerland? And, also, exactly how is she empowered in this job to do very much of anything?
Part The Second: Glenn Greenwald is right here, except when he is being wrong. He’s right to call out the laughable specter of Karl Rove as the arbiter of political "character." (The only thing Rove should be the arbiter of at the moment is what movie they’re showing tonight in the rec-hall at Allenwood, but I digress.) He is also right that Christine (Wank On, Wank Off) O’Donnell isn’t that far out compared to a great number of longtime established Republican politicians. (Yo, Jim Imhofe! Whut, whut!) However, please to be giving me a break on her being in any way representative of the people in the country in dire economic peril. By all accounts, including that of her former campaign-manager, O’Donnell is a career deadbeat, and not averse to living off the campaign donations sent to her by suckers with time—and likely, little else—on their hands.