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GATEKEEPERS BE GONE? BOOKS & GLOBAL CAPITALISM TOO??

“Amazon wants to do away with gatekeepers,” writes New York Times journalist David Streitfield. Is it the end of capitalism as we know it if it’s announced by huge global publishers or distributors? Read more

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Killing the Cognitively Impaired

Talk about a failing an exam! The polarized Supreme Court drew a clearer line of death. This time, however, the liberal faction wrestled Roberts’ faction down to the ground in a 5–4 decision indicating the artifice underlying who qualifies as … Continue reading

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Corporate Personhood, Qui Tam & Obama (Un)Wittingly Shores Up Snowden

Qui Tam reminds me of Tae Kwan Do. The name is Latin, not Korean, and it’s pronounced Kwee Tahm, not to be confused with quinoa (kinwah), which is from an indigenous South American language.  So practice your K’s and know … Continue reading

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Surveillance State Reform? Obama Sabotaging the Saboteurs

In the New York Times, Charlie Savage calls attention to the problem with Obama’s so-called reform of the surveillance state.  He captures it between a couple of innocuous dashes: “— if approved by Congress —.”  Now we need the ellipsis, since (hello) this ain’t going to … Continue reading

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