Week of November 4, 2013Roundup Top 10!
#1 Bloomberg, Champion of the Poor
Michael Bloomberg's anti-poverty efforts in New York City deserve recognition.
NEW YORK TIMES
#2 Four Ways to Make the Most of a De Blasio Mayoralty
Bill de Blaiso *could* be a champion for the working class.
#3 The Passion of Solomon Northrup
If the film is “true” to anything in the book, it should be true to Northup’s voice, not his facts; that voice is what makes “12 Years a Slave” so enduring.
NEW YORK TIMES
#4 Better to be Wrong than Right?
For some intellectuals, it all depends.
#5 Is The Tea Party Really All About Alger Hiss?
Hiss is the quintessential liberal establishment elite (and closet communist).
THE AMERICAN INTEREST
#6 The Most Successful Tax Reform in History
Japan's post-World War II tax reform ensured a booming economy for decades.
#7 The Long Shadow of William Mulholland
The LA Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history.
#9 Don't Underestimate Risks of Government Spying
The notion that citizens should just trust the government to do the right thing on national security poses too many dangers.
#10 Sorry, America, You’re Wrong, the Jews Did Not Kill Jesus
A new poll finds that 26 percent of Americans believe the Jews killed Jesus. They’re historically ignorant, but they do read their Bible—that is who the New Testament blames, after all.
THE DAILY BEAST
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