When the Conservative Party talks about cutting costs, it isn't talking about hurting the rich. The poor will bear the brunt of the new 'streamlined' government as cuts are made to education, health care and welfare.
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine is one of the most important political books of the past decade. But Michael Winterbottom's "adaptation" for film is garbled and mumbled to the point of meaninglessness.
It's been a strange week for the Republican Party, with noisy events pushing the old-time religion, a speech urging a new moderation, and back-to-the-future reactions to Obama's friendly gestures to Chavez.
A second X-chromosome is no more a sufficient qualification for being women's choice for the vice presidency than dark pigmentation was for being African-Americans' choice for a seat on the Supreme Court.