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On income inequality in America, this comes from Scott Winship: Only 13 percent of children starting in the bottom fifth [of income] will end up in the top two-fifths in adulthood (compared with 63 percent of children who start out … Continue reading
Clever and devastating.
The Romney-Ryan-Rand Ticket: Why Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” helps him far more than it hurts him
How can that be? Simple. No one who is outraged by President Obama’s statement will vote for him anyway. The statement clangs in the ear of a disaffected Republican base, but they won’t decide the election. Swing voters will. “You … Continue reading
Andrew Sullivan wonders whether Mitt Romney might be running on Sarah Palin’s playbook: [A]lmost no press conferences; no account of his faith’s dominant influence on his life; an absence of actual policy proposals . . . And don’t forget his tax … Continue reading
Mitt Romney isn’t budging. Nor is his wife. Below is Ann Romney talking down to the voter and a black interviewer as “you people” from her vantage of elite white privilege, and asserting her self-righteous position that, naturally, her husband’s … Continue reading
Robert Wright on the Egyptian god Osiris and the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke: Osiris bears a certain resemblance to Jesus as Christians would later come to conceive him; Osiris inhabited the afterworld and judged the … Continue reading
Speak truth to power. NBC’s Chief Executive, Jeff Zucker, is pissed at Jon Stewart for mocking CNBC “authority” on matters of business. So reports Reuters: “Just because someone who mocks authority says something doesn’t make it so,” Zucker said, describing the … Continue reading
A Farmer’s Wife and the Powerful Body of a Young Miller: Sexploitation of the Poor in a Marquis de Sade Short Story
At one level, the Marquis de Sade’s short story, “The Lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a Woman’s Revenge,” is a feminist tale, for it tells the story of a woman who outwits her husband by discovering and exposing his adulterous affair, … Continue reading