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An Open Letter from Past CEA Chairs to Senator Sanders and Professor Gerald Friedman

In Perlo on February 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Source: An Open Letter from Past CEA Chairs to Senator Sanders and Professor Gerald Friedman

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Rubio Darkens The Light Of Truth

In Perlo on February 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

A brilliant insight into Marco Rubio, from a NYT Times comment. /wr

Black History 360*

Diogenes Stature of Diogenes, Sinope, Turkey

Republicans–their media pundits, columnists, and scribes–have a Diogenes problem: they are in search of an honest man or woman (really, a man). But what if that honesty reveals no depth?

That’s the Rubio problem: handsome, great voice, but his center is void of essence, even as his politics are brimming over with political conventions. He’s assembled, programmable, and comes in too many shapes and sizes. His strategy has always been to hold hands with his benefactors and make deals. Voters don’t see him as having the strength or sense to be president.

Watch the programmable Rubio sometimes: a word outside of his stump speech shows he is out of his league. He running on the fact that he has opposition, which he claims makes him qualified; he never ties it to the support of any of his policy positions (education? health care? corporate tax breaks?…

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