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Category Archives: The wEdge…of POLITICS
Rakesh Agrawal, meet Felix Salmon. Rakesh is a small business strategist, entrepreneur and avid blogger. Salmon writes about financial matters for Reuters. Rakesh sees a rocky road ahead for Groupon; Salmon thinks Groupon is doing swimmingly, thanks. They are both … Continue reading
Forgive me for mentioning this, but there is shit in your food. There is feces in my food too, if it makes you feel any better. By now you know about the new strain of E. Coli that’s plaguing the European … Continue reading
“At worst, the nuclear meltdown in Japan is localized. There will be little to no consequences for anyone who doesn’t step inside the plant itself.” So said an Iowa-based nuclear industry expert on CNN this morning. ”In a few weeks the … Continue reading
Asian nations may have our secret sauce for economic success, but they are also importing a good dose of our recipe for disaster. Every eighteen hours, according to CBS News, a new KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) opens in China. Obesity, heart attacks, and diabetes, eating disorders: these maladies are becoming epidemics.
CNN host Zakaria and historian Ferguson aren’t figuring the impact of obesity-related disease. Our shameful export, our secret weapon. Continue reading
Only in America could a candidate for national office say something on television that would get him kicked out of Junior High.
The tea party seems angry that after two years in office, the Whiz Kid hasn’t solved all of our problems, and he’s been unable to drag Congress, kicking and screaming, along with the mandate that got him elected. The tea party solution is to throw the Smart Kid out and give the Clampetts a chance. They have all that oil money, and that five string banjo kicks ass.
Like 66% of Americans (according to the CDC), Olbermann and Beck are pudgy and pasty and about to die. They can barely raise their gloves. Everyone has overlooked the big reason that health care reform will fail: it’s too late. We are so sick that our entire economy has become dysfunctionally vested in disease. Continue reading
With Cronkite’s passing Friday, network news, once a proud, packed three-chimney steam liner, cast off its last anchor and is a dinghy adrift in international shipping lanes–perhaps with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart at the helm.
Originally published as a featured editorial in The Great Falls Tribune, this short essay describes my stay at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, just weeks before the terrorist attack in November of 2008. Continue reading