[The recent TV series by George Megalogenis on how neoliberal market reforms allegedly saved Australia from the Global Financial Crisis caused me to read his 2012 book on the same theme, wondering if any evidence at all might be found for such an unlikely (but widely believed) claim. 1,371 more words
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BEIJING (AP) – Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas, the Ministry of Culture said Thursday.
Sounds like a good place to visit and sit for a while.
I love Russell Brand as a comedian. I loved him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I even took his side in the Katy Perry celebrity break up scandaloso. 483 more words
Today is Earth Day and V.I. Lenin’s birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
Unbeknownst to many, Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn—who hosted the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia on this day in 1970—killed and later composted his girlfriend. 254 more words
I’m all in favor of more competition for the upcoming Democratic presidential nomination, but I’m afraid that at this point, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley just doesn’t pass the laugh test. 442 more words