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Wealth and polity

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:44
It’s not quite true that you can make statistics say anything, but it’s close enough. A standard argument from the economism contingent in response to complaints of rising inequality is to claim that that actually, inequality is decreasing. This... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

Gaza: some revised history

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:20
Suppose that the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, generally considered to have triggered World War I, turned out to have happened differently? Say it was discovered he had been shot by some unaffiliated passerby rather than by a member... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Very near to the point of no return

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
Der Spiegel’s online English edition has an interview with former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin, which is unsurprisingly written from the perspective of one who supports Israel, but nevertheless sees the danger in the current situation and Israeli choices... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

Canada Revenue Agency becomes an arm of the PMO

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:22
There is a salty expression that seems apt at the moment: “Don’t p*ss on me and tell me it’s raining.” A number of charities that have failed to support the current Harper administration might well echo the sentiment expressed in... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Getting an education

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:12
I’ve been following the whole saga of education reform in the USA off and on but have never really written about it. It’s a kind of hot spot where the retail politics I’ve previously mentioned, and it’s a fascinating... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

Best Wishes to Saskboy

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:19
The sense of community that linked progressive bloggers seems to have faded a bit, perhaps a victim of Twitter, Facebook and our inexorable and rapid achievement of global domination. But many of you will remember Saskboy, a moderate, funny and... Balbulican http://stageleft.info

Media (mis)management of the Gaza conflict

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:20
With the abrupt removal of NBC’s key reporter on the ground in Gaza, Ayman Mohyeldin, who witnessed and reported on the killing of four Palestinian kids playing football on a beach, it becomes that much clearer that we in North... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/