*+-Randy Shaw: If President Obama and fellow Democrats agree to a deficit reduction deal that cuts Medicare, Social Security, and other programs serving the 99%, expect an electoral calamity for Democrats in 2012.
*+-by Jerry Drucker — Apologies to the Bard, a great writer who has never been involved in a plagiarism suit. Well, maybe Sir Francis Bacon. This piece was originally written when the question was being asked: Should Dubai guard our most strategic U.S. Ports? The answer to the question follows the soliloquy.