As always, I spend 95 percent of my time following our “national conservation” in the mainstream. I use my telescope (the internet and television) to watch the smart people like a hawk.
Here’s what some of them are saying:
(1) Maureen Dowd has joined the Klan and is ready to lynch Africanus the First at the New York Times.
This must be what it feels like to wake up the next morning with a hangover after David Axelrod spiked the punch at the Democratic National Convention.
(2) My favorite dwarf Robert Reich writes one of his better columns without explaining how most of the financial deregulation of Wall Street occurred under the Clinton administration which he served as Secretary of Labor.
(3) In Salon, Matt Stoller hits the panic button. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party. As we move further into the 2012 election season, we will see more progressives pulling out their knives to stab Barack in the back.
(5) Robert Samuelson sees the historic inflection point (which the Romans called a “discrimen”) which we identified several weeks ago. We have entered a new period of American history.
(6) My God, what has former Enron advisor Paul Krugman done with his Op-Ed column at the New York Times?
(7) The divine Barack Hussein Obama has traveled to Detroit, Michigan on Labor Day for a scenic photo op of what happens when black people are put in charge of an advanced modern economy.
(8) The always reliable E.J. Dionne doesn’t understand either labor or capitol from the perspective of the Washington Beltway.
(9) Big Labor is showing signs of breaking away from the Democratic Party like an Antarctic ice shelf.
(10) Over the weekend, Sarah of Alaska lit into “crony capitalism” and “the permanent political establishment,” which is actually a pretty interesting discursive break with the mainstream – capitalism itself under attack from the populist conservative right.
(11) Robert Shiller on Wall Street’s Keynesian Beauty Contest.
(12) In the Jim Crow South, none of these SEC teams were integrated, and neither was the City of Knoxville and the City of Athens and the City of Oxford, much less the University of Tennessee, the University of Georgia, and the University of Mississippi.
When the nation of Dixie won “home rule” from America like Ireland in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision of 1896, it nullified the Reconstruction Amendments in the American South, and the Radical Republican victory in the War Between the States.
This living arrangement – home rule for the South, economic leadership for the North – lasted until the Warren Court struck down Plessy in the name of the 14th Amendment in the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954.
President Truman, President Eisenhower, President Kennedy, President Johnson, President Nixon, President Ford, and President Carter used the White House to create Black Run Amerika with the Northern supermajority in the United States Congress.
Southern universities were integrated long before the football teams. The same is true of our cities. By the time the football programs were integrated, cities like Birmingham, Atlanta, and Nashville had been integrated for several years.
No one here wanted integration which is why the nation of Dixie began to abandon its ancient allegiance to the Democratic Party in the Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948 and the George Wallace presidential campaigns.
After 66 years of division in the two-party system, the Solid South is coming back under the Republican big tent, and this will soon have major political consequences for things like “voting rights legislation.”
(13) The crisis of the European Union is coming soon. The European establishment in Brussels talks of a deeper fiscal union and more centralized power in the hands of EUnuchs … how will that play in the provinces?
(14) Highly educated black women have the lowest fertility of any demographic group. They are unable to find partners among black men. Is marriage for White people?
(15) Pat Buchanan on how capital crushed labor … coming soon, how reality crushed free market capitalism.
(16) Joel Kotkin on the crumbling Golden State that is Mexifornia … Heartland and Dixie wonder why a sinking Mexifornia should have 55 votes in the electoral college.
(17) You know it must be bad when the editors of Bloomberg News are talking about debt forgiveness.