Category: Politics

Diogenes rolls his eyes

December 2nd, 2008
A friend recently pointed out David Brooks' recent column about the staffing-up of the Obama administration. It's quite a good column, but being the bitter leftist that I am I also observed that David Brooks is a hack. Which he is. My friend then cha… more »

Good Guy Watch: the Spungen family

December 1st, 2008
The Peer Bearing (as in ball bearings) company of Waukegan, Illinois, employs 230 people and in 2007 had $100 million in sales. The company was founded in 1941 by the grandfather of the current generation of owners. Or rather, former owners, for the… more »

I Didn't Miss It, Honest

November 11th, 2008
The most historic election in, well, decades (or by some measures, centuries) and Oso was on blogging hiatus. I have served you poorly, my public. Both of you. Thanks to my co-bloggers for actually being here. I was involved, of course, and semi-cons… more »

Bailout Bill

October 2nd, 2008
I don't like it. I'm speaking here of the $100 billion of pork-added Senate version. I don't like it and I think the Democrats should tank it. 1) George Bush supports it, and he's toxic. Moreover, he tends to fuck up anything he touches; the odds are… more »

Micklethwait must go!

September 24th, 2008
I've read the Economist for years, even before I went to business school. It offers a good coverage of international news, hard to come by in America, and is weekly which means that I needn't read it every day to keep up yet it remains relatively curren… more »