Obituary: Democracy in America, July 4, 1776 – June 25, 2012 While some might argue that it never really existed, Democracy in America, which had been comatose since January 21st 2010 when the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations, succumbed to its injuries on […]

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Marion on June 7, 2012

Hi All, I’m starting a new endeavor. Skeptical Tarot. Those who know me through this blog, know I can be a bit of a snarky skeptic. It may seem antithetical that I also read tarot cards, but there you go. (Actually, it might not be all that odd to people who’ve actually read Loisaida. Back […]

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Mayor Bloomberg’s recent proposal for a ban on super-sized sugary sodas has been met with wisecracks by the chattering class on both the right and left.  Rare is an idea that unites Fox News, Comedy Central, and MSNBC in its derision. Yet, the problem of childhood and adult obesity, along with an alarming rise in […]

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