Larry Wines: A fair characterization would be a portrait of a snake oil salesman driven by ambition and obsessed with influencing others to produce very narrow, often divisive victories.
Larry Wines: The cable channels salivate when billionaire Tom Steyer comes to buy more air time. The ones with strong viewership that corresponds to Democratic Party registrants, anyway.
Larry Wines: More baubles. More bling. More ostentatious expressions of your ability to buy expensive stuff you can’t afford, but that you must buy to show the Joneses you’re ahead of them in the pecking order of consumerism.
Larry Wines: As a native-born U.S. citizen, the last thing I ever expected to do was register in my own country as a ‘foreign agent.’
Larry Wines: Because we change nothing, we must reckon that we are all too likely to be in this same place yet again — though we claim to be sincere, even desperate, in our longing for change and a better world, we are left to weep because we are frauds.
Larry Wines: Once there was a time when adventure and exploration did not consist of hunting virtual cartoon creatures on a three-inch screen.
Larry Wines: The end of Net Neutrality is the corporacrat bankster’s dream— because nobody can get anything, anywhere, unless the right people make a lot of money.
Despite big dollars from big ideological donors, those few Republican Senators see that too many of the votes needed for reelection are vulnerable to being locked out of the doctor’s office without mortgaging the family homestead.
Big Media has long profited from endless imagery and speculation into his death, with precious little that celebrates the accomplishments and legacy of his life.
Larry Wines: Rachel Carson began to discern that environmental systems that were robust in terms of Earth’s natural processes were shockingly fragile when assaulted by the unintended consequences of human industrialization.
Aren’t there enough OTHER ways for the rich investor class — who are not wearing stethoscopes or reading x-rays or reading about overhyped prescription drugs — to make their money while sitting on their fat asses in front of computers connected to Wall Street?
The driving of the Golden Spike was the greatest of all paradigm shifts during the machine age. On top of that, thanks to telegraphy, it was the world’s first mass-media event.
Meanwhile, in France, the land of Gallic pride for all things French, things are in more than political disarray in a presidential election devoid of all the major political parties.