Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Advantages of Being in the Final Four (of Big Banks)

In researching some bank-related questions for my friend edray, I came across some fascinating information from a ThinkProgress.org article last October….. 11 Facts You Need to Know About the Nation’s Biggest Banks by Pat Garofalo/ ThinkProgress/ October 7, 2012 The Occupy … Continue reading

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The Final Four Brackets: Big Banks

from Too Big to Fail/ Mother Jones

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BPR Quote of the Day: Corporations Are Out of Control, My Friend

“There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done.” President Theodore Roosevelt President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 … Continue reading

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Separation of Church and State….Except in the Bedroom

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Robert Reich: Where Are the Good Jobs?

Manufacturing Illusions by Robert Reich,  Feb. 17, 2012 Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the election trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Uterus-Size Government

“Texas is going to shrink government until it fits in a woman’s uterus.”  State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) in Feb. 2011 debating a Texas law that would force women  to obtain a sonogram and listen to fetal heartbeat sounds, as … Continue reading

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Lesser of Two Evils

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Is Iran the Next Iraq?

My letter-to-the-Editor published in today’s Monterey County Herald: Why the near-hysteria over the possibility that Iran might build its first nuclear weapon? Iran appears to be our newest “imminent threat,” now that we’ve disposed of Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: That is Something!

Regarding the assassination by CIA drones of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al Qaeda leader in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011, Michael Hayden, CIA and NSA chief under President G. W. Bush, said:  “We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him but we … Continue reading

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Can It Get Any Better Than This for Democrats?

by Arlen Grossman As the economy slowly improves, polls show President Obama’s approval rating rising and populist Democratic issues resonating well with America’s voters.  Compared to last year when conservatives were riding high and the issues seemed to favor the … Continue reading

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