Elizabeth Chandler

Love is in the Air

We all know how reliable a news source News Corporation is. I mean, hell, the word “news” is in its name! However, it’s a bit alarming that our buddy Rupert Murdoch is wining and dining Chinese elitists, as he attempts to buy out Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. Joseph Kahn at the New York Times comments …

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Arrest of the Bumblebee

 If you decide to wear black and yellow, better not show up at any events that could be designated as “Latin.” This past weekend’s Puerto Rican Day Parade proved that cops will look for just about any excuse to make arrests. A high school senior was singled out for wearing black and yellow sneakers, which …

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Creatures from Another Planet

According to today’s New York Post, Rudy Giuliani accuses Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates as living in a “different world” when it comes to the realities of the threat of Islamic terrorism. Is this the same world where steel buildings fall at free fall speed, due to burning jet fuel?   (Diagram: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=125&topic_id=48327&mesg_id=49191)

Terrorists Among Us

In a recent Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, Rosa Brooks points out that the man who could be considered “until 9/11 — perhaps the most successful terrorist in the Western Hemisphere,” is freely roaming among us. In fact, Luis Posada Carriles appeared in both the New York Times and the Miami Herald within …

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Ron Paul’s Success is a Total Sham…

…according to Rick Klein at ABC news, that is. Us crazy, internet loving bunch, have, according to Klein, “mastered the art of ‘viral marketing,’ using Internet savvy and blog postings to create at least the perception of momentum for his (Ron Paul’s) long-shot presidential bid.” The clear premise of Klein’s argument is that the internet is an …

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World Bank and Bloomberg look to Mexico for Inspiration

I never imagined the Unites States would ever look to Tepoztlán, Mexico for economic and social advice, but yesterday proved differently. Mayor Bloomberg joined City Hall officials yesterday on a fact finding mission. Oportunidades is a social welfare program, celebrated by the World Bank as successfully aiding the poor and needy. In this Mexican town, women …

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Dear F.B.I.,

Since you enjoy spying on American citizens, I figure I’ll just go ahead and address this post to you. In today’s New York Times Magazine, the section “The Way We Live Now” focuses on the Bush administration’s latest “post-9/11 civil-liberties abuse(s),” in the article “Who’s Watching the F.B.I.?” by Jefferey Rosen. According to last month’s report from the inspector general of …

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Can you spare some…cops?

According to the Associated Press, Mayor Bloomberg was asked on April 11th, by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, if New York City could spare any NYPD cops for global peacekeeping missions. The article states that, “the U.N. peacekeeping department said 321 American police officers are currently involved in missions abroad, primarily …

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Let Them Eat Cake

                                                                     Don’t worry, kiddies. Momma Government will take care of you. You’re getting fat, you have high cholesterol, and your arteries are clogged. Tsk, tsk. She may tell you over and over again to quit eating junk food, but you don’t listen. So now she has to take it away. The Board of Health in …

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