Opinion

Don’t Let Social Media Be Your Holiday Grinch

Social networking is growing and a plethora of online and electronic activity leaves us distracted and vulnerable during the busy holiday season. As Black Friday approaches, historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year, a new security concern is the level of information many Americans will share with their digital “friends.”

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.