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Entries by Michael Sigman from 08/2011

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Media

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

Maybe Nice Guys Can Finish First

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

Feeling downhearted that ruthless Republicans are stomping all over our "reasonable," passion-deprived President and his fellow over-compromising Dems...

15 Things You Should Probably Know About Van Dyke Parks

| Posted 08.11.2011 | Entertainment

This "sui generis" Southern gentleman, raconteur and erstwhile child actor defies linear explication. Here are 15 semi-random items for the not-yet initiated.

Corporations Are a Mitt's Best Friend

| Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's appropriation of "friend" and the equivalence of "corporations" and "people" reflect the increasingly money-driven, technological dehumanization of what passes for American democracy in 2011.

Read Our Lips: No New Texans

| Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

As onerous as the prospect of a Mitt Romney candidacy may be, the thought that Rick Perry might be our next president inspires the paraphrasing of an infamous George H.W. Bush slogan.

Repubs and the Art of Flip-Flopping

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

Three so-called top-tier Republican presidential candidates are, even as we speak, busy disavowing their inconvenient earlier statements by employing what an old boss of mine called the "Let's do a 180" strategy.