I added Jeff Sharlet’s The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War to the Recommended Reading List yesterday.

The book is equally terrifying and informative (for other than the extreme right that is)  I’ll put it plain (while still staying PG) the junk many Americans believe (and belief is the key) is as scary as it is incorrect.

I Can’t Understand Why Unless Or Unless

It didn’t get the “ink” that a lot of other stories did (including one that never happened) but I maintain that the biggest political story of the week just passed was the Fed raising interest rates again. This one almost certainly will have massive negative repercussions in the future. I read and heard all the justifications for the Fed’s move but I still can’t understand why they did it unless one of two -and neither are good – circumstances exist.

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