Categories: "government regulation" or "campaign finance" or "John McCain"

The Limits of Genius

May 13th, 2012
For weeks now, I?ve been metaphorically lugging Steve Jobs around with me. I bought Walter Isaacson?s biography shortly after Jobs died, but I got side-tracked by the controversy over hazardous working conditions at the plants in China where Apple… more »

Who?s Counting? And Who Counts?

January 4th, 2012
What can I tell you about the Iowa Republican Primary that you don?t know already? That Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were neck and neck for most of the evening? That Romney ?won? by only eight votes? That libertarian Ron Paul was close on their… more »

Corporate Supreme

January 23rd, 2010
Years ago, when I was in a quandary about the direction of my career, I got some sound advice: Never fall in love with a corporation, because it?s constitutionally unable to reciprocate. This week, the Supreme Court created a limited redress to that… more »

Beyond Slogans

February 10th, 2009
It?s not the New Deal. Or the New Frontier. Or the Great Society. Or, heaven help us, the Reagan Revolution. But I?m hoping after last night?s news conference, the passage of a stimulus package in the Senate and today?s rollout of a new TARP… more »

Some Modest Proposals

November 18th, 2008
The California cognitive scientist George Lakoff http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/08/25_lakoff.shtml has urged Democrats to resist Republican attempts to influence policy by ?framing? it in language that obscures its true nature?death… more »