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Powerman Saves the World!

February 17, 2014

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By Misty Lee Bystanders saw a flash of red and blue emerge from the public restrooms on Jackson Street at one-hundred miles an hour.  Spandex.  A cape.  Carefully manicured nails.  Teeth whiter than white.  Knee high patent leather boots.  A bulging package, emphasized by the slip worn on the outside of his tight leggings.  They […]

Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part three

November 22, 2013

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By Misty Lee …Continued from part two, All three of the protesters began to glare at the police officer whom Reagan had spotted, looking to elicit some sort of response.  They were defying the state!  Wasn’t he going to crack down on them?  He glanced up from a comic book and then returned to it.  […]

Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part two

November 19, 2013

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By Misty Lee …Continued from part one, The location for a political protest was in many ways obvious.  It was the area in lower Manhattan that had been the center of the United States government since the nineteenth century.  Long referred to as Wall Street, it had been renamed after the revolution to Rosenberg Street, […]

Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part one

November 13, 2013

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By Misty Lee Reagan Campbell read through one of the city’s many different newspapers and learned of the final capitulation of Robert Kraft to the pressure of Labor.  Having resisted for months, he had conceded that the Kraft Group did not constitute private property and should be reorganized so that all may benefit equally from […]

Notes from an alien’s visit to Nationals Park

August 25, 2013

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By Misty Lee Having spent most of the Earth day studying the dominant human power’s system of government, the alien followed federal employees across the center of Washington to Nationals Park.  There he would continue his investigations by considering their leisure habits.  He understood that baseball was an athletic activity and noticed that many of […]

Sheer Predictability: Labor Once Again Triumphs Over Capital

June 2, 2013

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By Patrick M. Dixon Last night Robert Kraft, who up unto that point was considered to be the owner of the Kraft Group, waived his claim that the company constituted private property.  Mr. Kraft finally agreed to the generous offer on behalf of representatives of labor whereby he would be relocated to a city of […]

Should you vote for Obama on Tuesday?

November 4, 2012

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By Misty Lee and Frank W. Strauch The canvasser climbed the steps to the front door and knocked twice. “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”  The resident of the dwelling opened the door. “I’m Terry from the Obama-Biden campaign,” said the young man in a cheerful way. “I’m just here to ask if the president can count […]

Saul on the Road to New Haven

September 30, 2012

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By Misty Lee Saul sped along Connecticut Route 15 in his Audi Q5 as he returned to college from the summer break.  He’d had a good time in Europe, visiting France, the Netherlands, Germany and then Italy in a three week span.  The remainder of the time he had spent at home in Scarsdale, Westchester […]

Standing in Mexican Shoes

September 17, 2012

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By Patrick M. Dixon The graduate student took a class in Latin American history.  He was assigned a book called Zapata and the Mexican Revolution, by John Womack.  He purchased the book from a popular website named after a famous jungle with which it bore no resemblance.  He read the book cover to cover, at […]

The Old Man and the Sink

August 16, 2012

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By Patrick M. Dixon He was an old man who washed alone in a sink in Dave’s Barbecue & Grill and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a drink. Another barely cooled pan rang out a dull pitch as it was discourteously stacked above four other pans that were almost identical but for […]

Teaching Eskimos How to Fish

July 22, 2012

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By Patrick M. Dixon “My name is Britney Houseseller and I’m just so pleased to meet you,” said the blonde-haired young woman in colorful clothing. “Welcome to Eastern Greenland,” said Chief Resourceful Angler.  “What brings you here?” “I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer and I’m here to live with and aid your community,” she replied. “Where […]

Academus Tragedy

January 24, 2012

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By S. M. A. Academus owned a fine herd of disciples.  His brother Sophios owned the divine secrets of wisdom.  For a long time the two brothers lived in serene harmony.  Neither one ever stepped on the other’s toe or property.  But Academus’ rapacious appetite for fame and capital knew no limits.  One night he […]

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