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The Fog of Capital: Reflections on the Detroit Auto Bailout

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz wrote of action in war that it must “be planned in a mere twilight, which – like the effect of a fog or moonlight – gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.” As I attempted to research and write an article that would undertake a left-independent analysis

Ron Paul's photo-op with Don Black, American Nazi Party member, KKK Grrand Wizard and owner of Stormfont.

Unforgivable Transgressions: The Problem with Progressive Cheerleading of Ron Paul

In order to illustrate the problem with progressives feeling in any way good about Ron Paul, I offer the following hypothetical. Imagine a candidate, currently poised to capture a significant portion of the GOP primary vote, possessing a unique personality and message as a result of the groundwork he had laid for several decades as


The Left and OccupyWallStreet: Purity or Irrelevance?

With “Occupy…” protests sprouting up across the country, media outlets, political entities and groups within the greater movement are speaking on behalf of the movement at large.  They’ve outlined OWS’s demands, its motivation, its ideologies and its demography.  In response, images and statements like this one are making the rounds on social networks, rejecting any