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Entries by Richard (RJ) Eskow from 11/2007

Defending Hillary at Feminism's Expense

| Posted 11.01.2007 | Politics

When is a feminist not a feminist? Apparently, when the goal is defending Hillary Clinton.

A Potential Theme for Edwards? "The Politics of Unity" vs. "The Politics of Division"

| Posted 11.02.2007 | Politics

I'm not supporting any candidate, and have tried to remain open to all of them. That should and did include Clinton, but she keeps alienating my particular demographic group.

In Fairness to Hillary ...

| Posted 11.09.2007 | Politics

It's time to set the record straight: Tim Russert's attack on her for Bill's alleged "refusal" to release their correspondence was based on faulty information.

Norman Mailer's City

| Posted 11.10.2007 | Healthy Living

Did I like Norman Mailer? It's like asking if I like my own genetic signature. Did I admire Norman Mailer? I don't even understand the question. He has always been with me, and he always will be. Like it or not.

What Celebrities Can Teach Us About Healthcare: George Clooney Edition

| Posted 11.14.2007 | Politics

What do Clooney, Gingrich, and the Hungarian Communist Party have in common? They each have something to teach us about health care information, privacy, and public confidence.

Writer's Strike: The Studios Are Record Companies and It's 1998

| Posted 11.15.2007 | Entertainment

You're trying to withhold a share of money that you haven't even figured out how to collect. Instead, why not collaborate with your creative workforce on ways to profit from new technologies?

"Buddhist" Blogging, or The Democratic Debate Made Me Sad

| Posted 11.16.2007 | Politics

It's a cliché to compare political debates to beauty pageants, but it's still the best analogy.

Alan Dershowitz Supports Torture

| Posted 11.17.2007 | Politics

Mr. Dershowitz's logic appears to be that making torture legal and then establishing guidelines for its limited use is actually a form of noble opposition.

The Nitty-Gritty on Torture

| Posted 11.20.2007 | Politics

Now we're getting down to it. It's gratifying to see Alan Dershowitz summarize his position a little more succinctly without digressions into persona...

F**k Gratitude! And Other Thanksgiving Pensées

| Posted 11.22.2007 | Politics

The Religious Right, for its part, is busy trying to convince people that Thanksgiving - maybe even gratitude itself - is their own copyrighted concept.

Burson-Marsteller Inks Deal with Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

| Posted 11.26.2007 | Politics

Pestilence and Famine signed with the firm earlier this year, and War is a longtime client. Death, the remaining holdout, signed a deal this week.

Health Mandates: Why Paul Krugman's Wrong -- And A Talk With Obama's Health Advisor

| Posted 11.30.2007 | Politics

Health mandates became the subject of heated debate between the Clinton and Obama campaigns this week, and Paul Krugman weighed in strongly on the Clinton side of this issue.