Monthly Archives: March 2011

It Can’t Happen Here

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis published his political satire, It Can’t Happen Here. It’s about the takeover of the government by the fascist “corpos.” You can guess what corpo stands for. In 1935 people were desperate for change and Lewis’s book … Continue reading


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Heigh Ho We’re Broke

Dedicated to John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, the Fox Gang, and Tea Partiers Everywhere. (To be sung to the tune of Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go) We’re broke, we’re broke, Your pension’s up in smoke, Let’s … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Ketchup

About the time when Ronald Reagan declared that ketchup was a vegetable, I had an argument with my dad about the importance of the federal school lunch program. He, like many Republicans, was afraid that people who weren’t “truly needy” … Continue reading

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