Bush, Cheney and the Energy Tsars

In a way, the tragic events of 9/11 played right into the Administration’s hand.

Although Bush’s presidency was only in its seventh month, he was something of a lame duck when the twin towers fell. He had no clear mandate from the American people. In November, he’d lost the popular vote, and had only garnered […]

The Ghost of Elections Past

Los Angeles, summer of ’72: a crowd of anti-establishment types gathered outside of the Wilshire Boulevard offices of CREEP, the Committee to Re-Elect the President, to hear Jane Fonda speak on the upcoming election. Mainly, this was pretty much a garden variety event for that era; “Nixon sucks,” “end the war now,” and “legalize pot” […]

The Ghost of Saigon

Thirty years after the fact, Vietnam is still an open wound. If you listen to the pundits on conservative talk radio, you might come to the conclusion that it’s only those who served in ‘Nam, or those who supported the war, who continue to be bothered over our collective adventure in Southeast Asia. Nothing could […]

Curtain Falls On Boston, Rises On Bagdad

by Christine Hall

It used to be good to be “banned in Boston.” Before the 1950s, publishers used to rush their adult themed books to Beantown, hoping to be able to plaster a coveted “banned in Boston” logo on the cover before releasing the book nationwide. By the 1960s, producers of movies and Broadway-bound shows […]

The Stars and the Economy

by Christine Hall

Trying to predict economic forces using star charts can be a rather complicated affair, but there are a few key indicators we can look at for a quick read on business, money and fortune.