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Entries by Michael Sigman from 05/2010

No Goldman at the End of the Rainbow?

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Business

We now know that Goldman and other huge banks made multiple billions by financing financing -- as opposed to financing companies.

Mainstream Media Swoon Over Rove's Power Play

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Media

One doesn't have to buy in to the deification of Rove to acknowledge just how effectively disingenuous he can be.

Google Isn't (Necessarily) Making Us Stupid

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Media

My own meditation practice -- which facilitates clarity and focus -- has benefited incalculably from Buddhist and other spiritual websites, blogs, lectures, readings, videos and guided meditations.

Newsweek Blew It

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Media

Given the vast pension, health care and unfulfilled subscription liabilities Newsweek carries, it's likely the magazine is headed for extinction.

Blumenthal, Souder and Other Liars: What's the Point?

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Politics

Why do politicians tell lies time and again when common sense dictates they'll be caught, especially now that online searches allow facts to be instantly checked and communicated?

24, Shel Silverstein, Muons and God's Toe

| Posted 05.23.2010 | Healthy Living

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory claimed to have overcome the precepts of relativity and quantum mechanics. Wouldn't it be nice if Shel Silverstein were around to write a song about our metaphysical mess?

Jonesing on 24? Try 61 Hours

| Posted 05.25.2010 | Entertainment

Life after 24 -- the addictive action thriller which first aired less than two months after 9/11 and bade its audience farewell Monday night -- will b...

Fey's Fantastic, But Never The Twain She'll Meet

| Posted 05.29.2010 | Entertainment

I love Tina Fey, but there was something a bit Obama-getting-the-Nobel-Priz-ish about the news that she'll receive the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for Humor...