21 Sep 2014

Late Night: Sam Wang, the KRS-One of Election Prediction

Professor Wang is the KRS-One of election prediction. In a just world, he would have already been allowed to end the careers of the various hacks out there. But since the hacks are getting good money for telling stories their patrons like to hear, the hacks will still be hacking long after the 2014 election is in the can.

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20 Sep 2014

Come Saturday Morning: So Why Did Scotland Hook Up With England?

Turns out that it was all about the benjamins — or in this case, the shillings.

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14 Sep 2014

Late Night: President Obama, Syria, and ISIS

So which do you prefer, Mr. President? Crushing ISIS, or crushing Assad?  You cannot do both.

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13 Sep 2014

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Terry Golway, Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

Welcome Terry Golway (Kean University) (Twitter) and Host PhoenixWoman (MercuryRising) (Twitter) Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics We all know the story as it’s the one we were taught in grade school: The Tammany machine was the epitome of public corruption. It ruled New York

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13 Sep 2014

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Terry Golway, Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

We all know the story as it’s the one we were taught in grade school: The Tammany machine was the epitome of public corruption. It ruled New York City with an iron fist until good-guy reformers like Teddy Roosevelt rode to the rescue and broke its power.

What this official story leaves out is that Teddy’s distant cousin, Franklin D., wound up happily making common cause with Tammany Hall, and they not only backed his run for the White House but helped inspire his creation of the New Deal.

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13 Sep 2014

Come Saturday Morning: Profiles of the Future

One of the most fascinating books you will ever read is a slim tome entitled Profiles of the Future, written by the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, scientist, engineer, and futurist without peer.

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07 Sep 2014

Late Night: Crazy Man Michael

“Within the fire and out upon the sea/Crazy Man Michael was walking…”

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06 Sep 2014

Come Saturday Morning: Mercy Street

Nothing, except music.

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01 Sep 2014

Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News

The Solar Roadways project keeps chugging along. One of the many commissions it’s set to undertake in the next year will involve taking part in the renovation of the local Amtrak depot in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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31 Aug 2014

Late Night: Tam Lin

Sandy Denny and the Fairport lads, having a go at Child Ballad #39. Enjoy!

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