Category: Casual Observations

The Bottle Deposit Scandal

I find it hard to believe that Israelis are seriously discussing how much money Sara Netanyahu “stole” from the government’s coffers by pocketing bottle deposit redemptions. As I understand it, the official residence of the prime minister consumes a lot…

Trouble on the Line

I, and MANY other people, will be navigating this in a few months: Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that…

The Poor Have It So Easy

You’d think that rich people, particularly those who were born into their riches, would look around at their riches and think to themselves that life would kind of be hard without all their riches. You would be wrong. What they…

Republican Values and Priorities

The White House seems more exercised about a Nazi-panderer being a top Republican leader in Congress than most congressional Democrats: Scalise has been under fire over revelations that he gave a speech to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.…

Casual Observation

It wasn’t just what she said, it was how she said it: “You know, there is a lot of talk lately about how Dodd-Frank isn’t perfect. There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn’t perfect,”…