Category Archives: economic collapse

Why no editorials urging Trump to exit?


I think we will look back and ask why people weren’t more furious… Where was the outrage? — Princeton University historian Julian Zelizer I reminded Swamp Rabbit that all the mainstream news outlets are dropping the ball the same way: … Continue reading

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Betting on a sure thing (covid-19)


Swamp Rabbit’s parole officer Victor Cortez asked me if I wanted to bet against his bet that covid-19 deaths in the U.S. would hit 100,000 by Memorial Day. (The death count as of today was about 95,000.) “That’s tasteless,” I … Continue reading

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The loneliness of the long-distance office worker


We took turns reading a Philadelphia Inquirer story about possible psychological damage suffered by office workers who, for their own safety’s sake, must work at home for as long as the COVID-19 disaster persists. In suddenly empty offices all across … Continue reading

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Disinfecting the disaffected


I wanted to raise a glass Wednesday to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but Swamp Rabbit only wanted to lament the ironies of the occasion: • The Earth Day anniversary calls for a big celebration, but it’s not happening … Continue reading

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Trump fans don’t fear the reaper


Andy Borowitz is usually good for a laugh, even when he writes about the vindictive imbecile who’s in charge of making sure the country survives the worldwide plague: No one could have seen the coronavirus pandemic coming except for people … Continue reading

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Daily briefings from the beast


Swamp Rabbit wore a surgical mask today when he went to the SuperFridge. To protect himself against COVID-19, he said, but I figured he just wanted to rob the joint without being identified. He brought ketchup and fish sticks back … Continue reading

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From out of the blue, new realities


I was reading to Swamp Rabbit from Albert Camus‘s The Plague: Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from … Continue reading

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Little Caesar’s bid to buy the presidency


This video is remarkable, asked about US a greenhouse gas emissions compared to China, Michael Bloomberg goes into a full throated defence of the regime in Beijing on the environment, on their lack of democracy. I can’t believe how bad … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th begets Valentine’s Day


The early morning sun glared through leafless trees and into my shack, urging me to action. “Go out and slay dragons,” Swamp Rabbit said. He was hungry and out of bourbon, and not getting along with his girlfriend. At such times, … Continue reading

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It takes a village of ‘experts’ to craft Hillary’s POV


The headline — “Economic plan is a quandary for Clinton ’16” — was provocative. The lede was downright bizarre: With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central … Continue reading

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