Tag Archive for New York Times

Possible Picks for the Supreme Court; Is Kamala Harris a Fit?

After wading through an ocean of Tweets suggesting President Obama had Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia murdered, and calls from Republican Senators to delay the process until a new president is elected (which they assume will be a Republican), it’s time to get on to the serious business of shortlisting a replacement for the nation’s…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Warns of Economic Collapse While Markets Explode in New Growth

  Irvine Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett issued a public service announcement on Facebook yesterday, warning his friends to take appropriate steps to protect their assets due to the pending catastrophic economic collapse that Bartlett feels is inevitable in light the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue funding the federal stimulus. Bartlett wrote:  “Allan’s PSA of the day:…

NY Times on Calls to Reinstate Glass-Steagall Act: Meh

This post is for frequent commenter Robert “LaRouchie” Lauten, who will spit into the wind his insistence that the re-instatment of the Glass Stegall act which provides tighter regulation of banks and large financial institutions is the cure-all for what ailes the economy.  The New York Times says “not so fast.” From the story in Tuesday’s…

Are Prostitutes Being “Sold” in OC on Backpage.com

Sunday’s New York Times opinion section carried this column by Nicholas Kristof about Backpage.com, an online classified ad site run by Village Voice Media which owns the OC Weekly.  It’s a powerful column where the writer captures the story of a young woman sold into sexual bondage by pimps in New York City where her…

Yahoo Predicts Obama win in 2012

Let me preface this by saying itsa long way to November, but the political scientists and data geeks at Yahoo are calling the 2012 election for President Barack Obama. From this story on Yahoo: The Signal predicts that Barack Obama will win the presidential contest with 303 electoral votes to the Republican nominee’s 235. How…