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A bailout here, a bailout there…

The midst of a recession is no time to let a major component of the manufacturing sector, one with a large workforce, go under. Thus the consensus in Washington seems…

Attack of the food fascists

Last week I gave a talk before a local theatre's production of Neil LaBute's play "Fat Pig." The play revolves around a workplace romance between a conventionally attractive (read:…

Advice from the vampire expert

When I was kid, many TV shows and films at the cinema were Westerns, and to this day I cannot think of family entertainment without thinking of horses and cattle.…

Send Wall Street execs to Gitmo

Today we are piecing together two seemingly unrelated news stories that ran on successive days -- because they will lead us to a solution for finally getting to the…

Why Wal-Mart doesn’t need a bailout

While America's auto manufacturers and other companies are begging Washington for bailouts, the liberal-derided Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making money hand over fist, providing the nation with more jobs than…

A big reward for screwing up

This could only happen in America.

The insurance giant AIG that is more than a little responsible for the current economic crisis reportedly has decided to lay out $503 million of…

Race crimes rise after Obama’s election

Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection…

Faking the news

Michael Eisenstadt is a nonexistent senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy, a nonexistent think tank, but he has a blog and the "Institute" has a…

Once again, we need to follow the money

When Congress established the $700 billion bailout fund, it promised strict and thorough oversight. Over a month later, with $290 billion already committed, we have our answer: There isn't…

GOP guvs have good and bad news

The nation's 21 Republican governors are in defense mode. They know they're the best and the brightest but fear the rest of the world doesn't understand that. Meeting in Miami after…