They’re Still Doing It!

They’re still doing it!  Corporations are still saying no comment, or worse yet, not being available for comment.  I just did a Google news search for both “no comment” and “not available for comment” and found pages of recent examples of both.  No-commenters included the TNA Wrestling Association, the German Economic Ministry, New York Police […]

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Let’s Focus on the Objectives

I suspect I agree with Bob Herbert more than any other mainstream print columnist I read, but I disagree with his assessment that the now likely health care reform will be a bad thing. First Herbert’s description of probable health care reform from today’s column: “If the oldest and sickest are on Medicare, and the […]

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How About Some Fact-Based Thinking?

  Why are so many of the bedrock principles of the rural-suburban right wing based on misinformation, distortions or bald-faced lies?  Consider these following cornerstones of current conservative thought:   That global warming does not exist and that what warming is occurring does not result from human actions That private sector solutions are always better […]

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Or Maybe it’s Occam’s Razor

The New York Times has another great example of ideological subtext in a story on the front page of the August 7, 2009 business section titled “Trickle-Down Costs” and again it had to do with the selection of photos. The story concerned the pressures on state governments to cut Medicaid costs and focused on Medicaid […]

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Organizational Uncommon Sense

Two recent news stories in Pennsylvania demonstrate how very difficult it is for an organization to impose its version of reality on the public and the news media if it runs against the common sense reality of the situation.  As reported in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mylan Inc., a generic drug maker, and its chief executive […]

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