Chris Hedges on NPR: Government’s not a corporation

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 27, 2011

NPR

Journalist Chris Hedges wrote a book criticizing the left — from farther left. His book Death of the Liberal Class argues that liberal politicians, academics and others have sold out. He tells Steve Inskeep he’s no fan of the president’s speech.

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Middle East: the Undoing of America’s Mendacious Foreign Policy by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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Dandelion Salad
27 January, 2011

There may be plumes of acrid smoke rising from burning tyres in cities across the Middle East, but there is the discernible whiff of something else – fear. And it is not so much fear among the tens of thousands of people who are taking to the streets facing down paramilitary police forces in Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Egypt and elsewhere to protest against their governments. It is rather more the fear among the rulers of these unwieldy regimes – a fear, or at least grave concern, that must also be seeping into the corridors of power in Washington and other Western capitals.

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A Socialist Response to the State of the Union by Billy Wharton

by Billy Wharton
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Dandelion Salad
http://socialistpartynyc.blogspot.com
January 25, 2011

Workers Of The World Unite!

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Obama Out of Touch with the American People

Tonight’s State of the Union speech revealed just how far out of touch President Barack Obama is from the reality of working people in America. What a distance from the White House to the unemployment line. From the Rose Garden to the food pantry.

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“Ask Not What Your Country Blah Blah Blah,” and Other Ridiculous Memes By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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January 27, 2011

“Truly men hate the truth; they’d liefer
Meet a tiger on the road.” — Robinson Jeffers

What it’s not

First, let’s clarify: a “meme” (rhymes with “scream”) is not what Sarah Palin says when she goes on a family outing with her daughter; as in, “Meme Bristol’s gonna shoot up some mooses.”

Even in herspeak, that don’t get it.

What it is

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