If you’re like me, this election doesn’t feel anything like 2008. The excitement and hope of that historic election have been replaced by worry and disappointment. The 2008 campaigns at least occasionally addressed our country’s serious problems.
By nearly all accounts, Republicans are poised for a big win, even by historical midterm standards, in the November 2 congressional elections. Many candidates backed by the Tea Party should have a big day.
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.
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.”
The upcoming Congressional election on Nov. 2 is going to decide the future path our nation will take. Will we chose to continue on the current path of increased spending, debt and higher taxes which has led to high unemployment, business closings and frustration?
Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance voted to continue this country’s shameful practice of denying medical treatment to impoverished people.
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.
Republican Congressional candidates have been vocal in calling for a return to American ideals while promising tax cuts and an end of big government.
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.
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.