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01.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
They are stealing our Courts! They would steal the other two branches, but they have already done that. A couple of points. The current issue of the New Yorker, in an article by Jerome Groopman, Kathy Giusti, seeking a cure for a specific disease, is trying to "get academics to work like businesspeople." She does this by demanding that researchers work together." And here us the point: "Money give...
01.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Despite my feelings, Hillary will probably get the nomination. She has the DLC money, experienced team and she is smart. But her immediate challenge will determine whether she can win in November. That challenge is the out-of-control-former president who is insulting our intelligence, wagging his finger at reporters, and is keeping the race issue on the front pages. He is acting like an arrogant j...
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I kept watching Jim Doyle deliver the State of the State last night and kept wondering what was missing. I think I figured it out. He is not having any fun. He smiles, introduces lots of people in the audience, shakes hands, but its part of his job not an adventure. And the speech reflected his mood. He threw out a few gems but he acts as if Milwaukee is not part of Wisconsin; the poor not his con...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008
Dear EarthTalk: Where do the leading presidential candidates stand on the issue of climate change and other environmental issues? —Max S.
01.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
 Maureen Dowd has the credentials to question Hillary's dependence on President Bill Clinton, and today she does. "It's odd that the first woman with a shot at becoming president is so openly dependent on her husband to drag her over the finish line." The NY Post calls them the "two-headed monster" and NPR referred to him as an "attack dog." Dowd informs that Newsweek learned that Ted Kennedy and...
01.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
NYT reports that Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul, is number three in wealth, behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And, he isn't happy about it. Yes, he has $19 billion dollars but he wants to be #1. He gives generously to the Republican Party. Think he might have some influence? Think it's time for a return of progressive income taxe? If Mr Adelson paid, say a modest $5 billion to the common good, ...
01.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
When the Des Moines Register excluded some Dems from the pre-caucus debate, one could almost hear the guffaws from the top candidates and I imagined that I heard Howard Dean snoring just off stage. Imagine the Party of Wellstone, Harkin, and RFK, permitting a mega-corporation, Gannett, to determine participation in the Democratic Party debate. Well, CNBC is doing the same thing. A debate without ...
01.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bush The Delusional is trying desperately to gather support for an attack on Iran before he and Cheney move to Dubai. Here is what he said, as reported in the NYT, "Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere. So, the U.S. is strengthening our long-standing security commitments with our friends in the gulf and [get this], rallying our friends around the world to control the danger [...