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The Approaching Revolution

September 26, 2011

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By Troy Clavileño When we announced the establishment of Selecting Stones back in February 2011, the world had only just discovered that it was pregnant with another revolution, and while it is now too late to abort the fetus, much to the embarrassment and dissatisfaction of the increasingly antiquated middle class, it is still entirely […]

The Arab Spring arrives in New York, sort of

September 25, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere You would have to be blind not to see what is happening in the world right now, everywhere, as a whole.  All within the past few months, we have the Arab Spring, riots in the U.K., months of student protests in Chile, and mass demonstrations in Greece and Italy, just to name […]

Pros and Cons of Homelessness

September 23, 2011

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By Eduardo Dijo Genghis Khan, orphaned and enslaved, realized better than most, perhaps, the bitter irony, that the world must be destroyed externally before it destroys itself from within.  Why? The question is returning once again to the always necessary and always treacherous stage of world history: are there real advantages to homelessness?  Ça dépend, […]

King Netanyahu’s Soliloquy

September 23, 2011

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By L. W. Denton In his speech today before the U.N., Benjamin Netanyahu made the same tired arguments that he always makes.  This petty chauvinism — this petty nationalism — must come to an end. Backed into a corner with nothing left to call upon, Netanyahu makes the typical appeal to the “ancient right” of […]

Washington, DC: The Recession-Proof Fantasy

September 20, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Take a trip to Washington, DC.  Ask your average upper-middle-class government or non-profit employee, and you will be certain to hear the common mantra that DC has weathered the recession much better than the rest of the U.S.  You will be informed that DC is a place with countless job opportunities and […]

Obama’s Math of Class Warfare, or Morality and Reason

September 20, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier Today, Barack Obama gave a speech outlining his proposal to cut the deficit by trillions of dollars, and he made it quite clear that the raw numbers of the situation require tax increases for the wealthiest Americans.  Then, to assuage any fears of the unthinkable, he added, “This is not class warfare; […]

A Note on Juan Cole’s Advertising Revenue

September 19, 2011

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Check out this interesting advertisement on Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment.  (See screenshot below, click for full-size view.)  It’s good to know that, as a valiant academic fighter for the Palestinian people and their cause, Juan Cole is a man of principle.

Wall Street, the Holy of Holies

September 9, 2011

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Today, in remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11, a woman from the Marine Corps, seated at the right hand of Hillary Clinton, sang “God Bless America” at the New York Stock Exchange. The perfect alliance: Military, State, God, and Stock Exchange In dissolving the Father, we also dissolve the Son, only to discover that the […]

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