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Vulture Capitalism Comes Home to Roost

Friday, April 4, 2014 — Normally we give our paid Digital Subscribers first dibs. Today we’re posting the Rant the same day it hits the streets. Enjoy. — The E.] There are some things that nobody expects, the Spanish Inquisition being only the most obvious example. Another might be a fire extinguisher filled with gasoline. […]

RIP, Super-Gimmick

The Fortnightly Rant for Friday, December 2, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 256, No. 5, posted online Wednesday, December 21, 2011. The Super Committee,* Congress’s latest gimmick for dodging its responsibilities, announced last week that it had failed to reach an agreement to slash the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion over the […]

Reasons to be Cheerful

The Fortnightly Rant for Friday, November 18, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 256, No. 4, posted online Monday, December 12, 2011. In less than a week most Americans — assuming they have roofs over their heads, paid-up utility bills, and the price of a Butterball® — will re-enact a legendary encounter between British […]

Goodbye, Glacier Races

The Fortnightly Rant for November 4, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 256, No. 3, posted online Monday, December 12, 2011. About eighteen years ago we complained that engaging in the American political process was like being strapped in a cheap seat at the glacier races.* Those days, we are pleased to report, seem […]

Spark Meets Tinder

The Fortnightly Rant for October 21, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 256, No. 2, posted online Monday, December 12, 2011. Two weeks ago we reported on the absence of mainstream news coverage of Occupy Wall Street. Things have changed a bit since then. On Sunday evening, ABC News’ Cecelia Vega reported that “the […]

At Last — The Future

The Fortnightly Rant for September 23, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 256, No. 1, posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011. [Note: When we originally posted this Rant we gave the wrong Volume, Number, and date. It is now correct. — The Ed., 10/17/11] More than a thousand protestors assembled at Liberty Plaza in […]

News, For a Change

The Fortnightly Rant for Friday, September 23, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 255, No. 26, posted on Monday, October 17, 2011. Time and time again the President has tried to solve the nation’s budgetary problems and get the economy moving again by using his signature strategy, pre-emptive compromise. He seems to think that […]

It Has Been Ten Years — It Just Seems Like a Hundred

The Fortnightly Rant for September 9, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 255, No. 25, posted on Monday, September 26, 2011. Let us begin by stating the all-too-obvious: the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 is just two days away. Whatever our wishes might be, newspapers, magazines, and television all are […]

The Battle of the (Last) Century

The Fortnightly Rant for August 26, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 255, No. 24, posted on Monday, September 26, 2011. The 2012 Presidential campaign has now begun in earnest. Or semi-earnest, anyway. And it’s about time, too. We have, at most, twelve more fortnights in which to catalog all the inanity, fatuousness, and […]

Let the Campaign Continue

The Fortnightly Rant for August 12, 2011, from The New Hampshire Gazette, Volume 255, No. 23, posted on Monday, September 26, 2011. Well, we certainly have to hand it to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). We weren’t sure he could do it, but in the end, with hours to spare, he convinced his […]