Opinion

The Shadows of Our Subconscious: Ten Frightening Movies

The great horror and science fiction monsters are considerably more than the sum of their mutilated body parts. Most of all, monsters represent societal repression, generally of the sexual and moral kind. In short, the horror film is a sign that the moral sources of human behavior have been either repressed or forgotten or never clearly acknowledged by the culture.

Wall Street Has Already Voted

Before Wall Street drove our economy off a cliff, bullish Citigroup strategists dubbed the United States a “plutonomy.” They said, “There are rich consumers, few in number, but disproportionate in the gigantic slice of income and consumption they take. There are the rest, the ‘non-rich,’ the multitudinous many, but only accounting for surprisingly small bites of the national pie.”

Voice of the People: The Tea Party’s All Wet

I read the Constitution and understand it. I like progressive Democrats who stand for shared prosperity, opportunity, liberty, equality and justice. Mediocre Dems can be defeated in primaries but tea baggers are not able to solve problems because government is part of the solution — and they don’t get it.

Veteran Endorses Reiman

I’d like to take this time to share with you my thoughts on this year’s local election. As you prepare to make a decision in the upcoming election for Mayor and Council, allow me to express my opinion and choice for supporting Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilmen Bellino and Diaz.

Breakdown

You’ve probably seen the headlines about major banks suspending foreclosure proceedings to reclaim houses from borrowers who have defaulted on their mortgages. This has the potential to be hugely disruptive—a milestone development comparable to the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, after which all hell broke loose.

Did You Know

Black history is a rich tapestry, a tale of the struggles and sacrifices, of horror and hope, an everlasting striving for justice. All Americans can learn from African American history.