Published November 08, 2010
It is the Internet that should challenge the confidence of any Republican, as well as any Democrat, because it's on its way to trumping both political parties. The Internet has, indeed, created a new organizing mechanism for politics -- a mechanism that neither party has yet figured out.
Published November 05, 2010
Ronald Reagan opposed the idea of Medicare back in 1965. Conservatives and Republicans are still targeting it today, but a new strategy inspired by President Reagan may be needed.
Published October 19, 2010
If we could cure Alzheimer's Disease--as we cured, say, polio--then we could save a lot of lives and money.
Published September 30, 2010
A few days ago, having arrived early at the press-critics screening of “The Social Network,” the new movie about the creation of Facebook, I found myself staring at the big blank white screen in front of me, killing time before the movie started. And I thought to myself: In the movie era, you went to the movie theater to be entertained, but you had to wait for the scheduled time -- or when the projectionist was ready -- for the show to start. By contrast, in this new era of video on demand, the show starts whenever you want it to start; you’re the boss. And if you’re playing a video game, you have even more control over the show. No wonder video, streaming to a device near you, is surging, while video games are now a bigger business than the movies. And did I mention that Internet types--most notoriously, Sean Parker, the creator of Napster--developed the “file-sharing” technology that undermined the music industry and threatens to do same thing to the movie and television industry?
Published September 24, 2010
Despite the movie -- and the director's -- many faults, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" sends an important message to America about how our free enterprise system has been perverted into a bailout system for the well-connected. And it's one that deserves to be heard by a wide audience.
Published September 17, 2010
If the global-capitalist system keeps grinding down the national-patriotic system, will we have what we need for folks in the heart of America for the future?
Published September 13, 2010
How will we put America back to work? Where will the new jobs come from? Those are serious questions in America today.
Published September 09, 2010
The truth about Obamacare, whether you're reading about it in English or in Spanish is that ordinary folks, of all ethnicities, will get the bureaucratic runaround as they die, while the well-wired will get special treatment.
Published September 03, 2010
Who knew that Hollywood would blame everything that's gone wrong in Mexico on the "Anglos"?
Published August 12, 2010
If we really want peace, we must prepare for war. A new conservative group aims to remind America that we need to do just that.