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Occupy Earth

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 — The movement began, quite brilliantly, as an occupation of one location: the seat of power — Wall Street. By striking at the root of the problem, it changed the global topic of conversation in just two months. Unlike the collapse of the global Ponzi scheme, no one could have predicted […]

Winter is Coming

Thursday, October 27, 2011 — Winter is coming. This will make the Occupations — which can now be declared a success — more difficult to sustain. We believe the current physical Occupations can and should be transformed into an unprecedented free media space, uninfluenced by and impervious to corporate power, and covering the entire nation. […]

A Free People Need a Free Press

Friday, October 21, 2011 — The Editor conferred with his spiritual advisors last Sunday; which is to say, he sat down with a couple of fellow ’Nam vets and their life partners and drank beer and talked for several hours. These events are always their own reward, but something special came with this one. That […]

435 Hohners — Our Simplistic Solution to the Nation’s Most Intractable Problem

Friday, August 19, 2011 — In his New York Times column this morning, Paul Krugman points out that the dominant ingredient of the federal government’s response to our economic situation is “awesome wrongness.” Krugman did not explain why that is, but on the Diane Rehm show this morning, John King did. He argued that the […]

Happy Day

Friday, April 23, 2010 — It doesn’t take all that much to make us happy. The papers were delivered on time. The mailing crew arrived, enjoyed a lively conversation about the events of the past fortnight while preparing the papers, then dispersed. Hundreds of papers are in the mail and on their way to forty-some-odd […]

J.D. Pendry and his “Axis of Idiots”

Temporarily Incommunicado

Update, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 — Alright, then — our e-mail glitch is sorted out. Granted, this may seem to be pretty petty stuff to be posting about. On the other hand, bear in mind who it is we’re dealing with here. Monday, February 25, 2008 — We seem to have incurred the wrath of […]

More Red Letter Days To Come

Thursday, February 14, 2008 – Having recently made some fairly significant changes to the format of the Gazette, we’d like to give our readers some insight into why those changes were made, and what they mean for the future of this paper. As is so often the case, some knowledge of the past will be […]

All Right, All Ready

Friday, December 14, 2007 — Yes. Well. It seems that three and a half weeks have passed since we got off our editorial duff and posted anything new here. Our anonymous friend on the Beemer has been sitting motionless at that stoplight long enough. And the clamor for a reconstituted Chickenhawk Database has been overwhelming. […]