NoVa Emerges as Amazonadelphia

The suffix -delphia is sometimes linked to a Greek term for womb, the human organ for birth and gestation. In the months prior to Amazon’s announcement of its intention to locate a headquarters operation in the Commonwealth, speculation and mouth-drooling… Read More ›

Empathy Before Ideas

By Frank Blechman Political leaders like to tout their big ideas. The bigger the office, the bigger the ideas need to be. Not only big (in terms of number of pages in the white paper) but bold. Ideas must promise… Read More ›

Tru [Anti-Semitic] News

Adapted from The New York Times, January 26, 2020, by Michael M. Grynbaum Among the media organizations given credentials for the Trump trip to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one stood out: TruNews, a website aimed at conservative… Read More ›

Immigration and Political Prosperity

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 10, 2020. By Robert Gebeloff Often lost in discussions of immigration is the simple, inescapable fact that the United States was founded as a nation of immigrants.  Only Native Americans have a… Read More ›

Organizing for Gig Workers

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 9, 2020, by David Gelles. As noted in last week’s  post regarding Eugene Scalia, the new Secretary of Labor, the decline of membership in union organizations accompanied by a rising gig… Read More ›

BLOWOUT by Rachel Maddow

Reviewed by Jim McCarthy Rachel Maddow is an uncontested star of MSNBC’s cable news and a powerhouse behind its ratings. In the opening pages of Blowout, she traces the history of ExxonMobil from the days of John D. Rockefeller setting… Read More ›