August 2011


Thoughts About Aliens

I've been reading a book about the history of Native American culture ("The Earth Shall Weep" for anyone who might be interested). Unlike many of the "history" books available on Native Americans, this particular author sets out on a quest to dismantle one of the most commonly held and poorly conceived notions about their cultural DNA: the notion that Native American culture -- or for that matter, aboriginal cultures on the whole -- are nothing more than lesser-evolved primitive stops on the Culture Train of Human Progress.




The Great Financial Magnifying Glass

A Capital Idea part 81:The Great Financial Magnifying Glass

Since I am in Taiwan, ostensibly part of China, this seems the ideal time to start a post with a Chinese example.

I can't chat in the community anymore

Ever since Java came out with it's update, my Mac OSX doesn't have the required "java magic" to chat. When is this problem going to be fixed?

Anti-Balochistan Collusion Exposed

By Sajjad Shaukat

Dr. King

Thom, on todays show in Chicago you mentioned that my frat brother Dr. King was a registered Republican. This is false information being spead mostly by Black Republican groups. There is no evidence he was a registered Republican. In fact he repeatedly stated he was non-partisan so as to affect both parties. To further confirm this search the King Research Center's website and search the term non-partisan. Also, look for his stinging comments about Barry Goldwater. I listen to your show daily and learn much but this time maybe I can actually add to the discussion.


I think you should read this.

Maxine Waters and the black cacus are pissed and calling out Obama.

The Prez bypassing Congress to create American Jobs

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Community Archive

How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?

Republicans haven’t taken over red states; Democrats have lost them by not running as real Democrats.

That’s my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis’ fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states.