Friday, May 07, 2010

The Reaction in review (May 3-7, 2010)


A week's reactions that deserve a second look:

 

Friday 

By Creature: "Jobs" -- The king of succinct closes our week with some very good news on the U.S. economy.

By Capt. Fogg: "Audacity" --  Fogg at his finest, with one of his trademark rants, argues persuasively  that it takes a great deal of audacity for the right wing fringe to accuse liberals of the sin of hate.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Bigots, rent boys, and right-wing Christian hypocrisy -- update" -- Michael posted twice on the "George Rekers hypocrisy extravaganza."  See also Wednesday's good piece.


 

Thursday

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Hung Parliament?" -- The Reaction's Canadian editor effectively explains what is going on with the parliamentary election in the United Kingdom.

By J. Thomas Duffy: "CSI Metropolis" -- Duffy the movie buff reports that footage has been restored to the old classic, Fritz Lang's, 'Metropolis.'

By Distributorcap: "May 4 Ohio" -- Our newest contributor has presented an outstanding post about the killing of students at Kent State in 1970, bringing important perspective to the current polarization of the body politic.

 

Wednesday

By Creature: "Energy bill in doubt" -- Our associate editor figured out why: "A + B should = C, but it never seems to when $ is part of the equation."

By Capt. Fogg: "Joe the Dumber" --  The good captain exposes the outrageousness of Sen. Joe Lieberman, asking, "
What does Lieberman hope to accomplish other than to give hope to the barbarian Right that we can do as we like to anyone who isn't a citizen?"

By J. Thomas Duffy: "Top Ten Cloves: Reasons Dick Cheney was visiting Saudi Arabia" -- In one of his trademark special roundup features, Duffy counts down why the ex-Veep might have visited Saudi Arabia  (with good links).



Tuesday

By J. Thomas Duffy:  "Postcards from a sad edge" -- JTD's fine review of "a great Roy Cohen Op-Ed" on fascism titled, "The Banality of Good," includes interesting illustrations as well as a couple of bonus links.

 By Capt. Fogg: "Heckuva Twist, Brownie" -- Fogg's wonderful capacity for irony makes this post, on the Broewnie (of Katrina fame) outrageous accusation against President Obama, a fun read.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Craziest Republicans of the Day:" (2 posts) Tom Emmer-MN and Ron Kirkland/Randy Smith -TN -- This day Michael noticed an awful lot of right wing Republican craziness going on regarding the Constitution and DADT.
 
By Creature: "No vote on SAFE Banking Act?" -- Quoting Simon Johnson's take that there will not be a vote on the Kaufman-Brown amendment, Creature argues that a vote  would be "a chance for preening politicians to put their constituents ahead of their big-money donors."  Creature urged phone calls to senators.

 

Monday

By Distributorcap: "Black is the new green" -- In his Reaction debut, the newest pony in our stable of writers, makes the very well written argument, "This massive oil spill is not a bump in the road to energy independence but rather another in a long list of somber warnings that we have to change our ways . . ."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Roman Polanski breaks his silence and admits nothing" -- In the latest in his series of posts on Polanski, Michael concludes, "I'd be a bit more sympathetic if he showed an iota of remorse, and if he were truly and genuinely honest both with himself and with us."  (Links to previous posts included).

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