To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Saturday, May 15, 2021

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The Affinity Con

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BY FROMA HARROP   Losing money doesn’t feel very good. Losing it as victim of a con feels even worse. And being conned by a trusted friend multiplies the hurt.   But there’s a special department of psychic pain for having experienced all of the above while fancying oneself a savvy insider in the ways […]
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Dumb And Dumber

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH Trying to sell a Senate seat is dumb. Not realizing that getting caught means you have to give up your seat as governor is dumber. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s business-as-usual attitude the day after he was indicted for putting a price on Barack Obama’s Senate seat – on tape no less – provides […]
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Dangerous Bias Against Detroit

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BY JOE CONASON Nearly every current poll shows that most Americans oppose federal assistance to General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, which must be worrying news for members of Congress as they ponder whether to support the proposed $15-billion emergency loan package. Political analysts warn of the consequences for lawmakers who support the “bailout everyone loves […]
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Senate Seat No Kennedy Heirloom

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BY FROMA HARROP Have New York Democrats lost all self-respect? Their excited talk of whether Caroline Kennedy is “interested” in Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat makes you wonder. The late John F. Kennedy’s daughter has made at least one feeler phone call to New York Gov. David Paterson. And Uncle Teddy, the Massachusetts senator, is busy […]
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Coddling Bankers, Bashing Autoworkers

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BY JIM HIGHTOWER Sen. Bob Corker is … well, a real corker. The Tennessee Republican is on the Senate banking committee that’s overseeing the bailout of America’s Big Three automakers, and, by gollies, he got his dander up when the three CEOs told the committee last week that they needed a $34 billion loan to […]
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