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Shop Talk: God is My Hacker

Monday, 15 November 2010, 12:07 pm | Sam Smith

If the Review has seemed a little erratic over the past few days, you can blame a gale with 60 mph winds that swept through our part of Maine, leaving 30,000 without electricity in my county alone. More >>

Undernews For 4 November 2009

Saturday, 7 November 2009, 4:51 pm | Sam Smith

Sam Smith, Progressive Review - Having lived most of my life in the gay friendly city of Washington, I wasn't prepared from some of the nastiness involved in the Maine gay marriage debate. Especially the sick video that claimed that the state's ... More >>

Blatant Self Promotion

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 4:12 pm | Sam Smith

Since the Review is better known for its political scoops rather than its scientific ones, excuse us for bragging that the latest issue of the highly regarded Nature Magazine has a cover article about the important but hidden Altenberg meeting on ... More >>

Sam Smith: Where Change Really Comes From

Friday, 21 March 2008, 11:45 am | Sam Smith

For the past quarter century our views on change have been heavily influenced by the top down principles of corporate management and marketing, when, in fact, many the most effective institutions work more like communities than bureaucracies. Adopting ... More >>

Not The First Time A Campaign For Hope And Change

Sunday, 2 March 2008, 10:11 am | Sam Smith

The Clintonites' sense of entitlement stemmed from qualities they valued in themselves and others: intelligence, skill in communications, and a managerial ability to rise above the factions and ideologies of everyday life. More >>

Sam Smith: The Perils Of An Early Primary Season

Sunday, 2 March 2008, 10:08 am | Sam Smith

Those wise guys in the Democratic Party who rigged the primaries so they'd be done by Easter may be in for some unpleasant surprises. The way things are going, Obama will soon by out there alone, unprotected by a reasonably polite intramural game, ... More >>

Undernews: Nader - Now The Slander Begins Again

Sunday, 2 March 2008, 10:06 am | Sam Smith

SAM SMITH - AP started it in their lead story on Ralph Nader's announcement that he is running for president: "He is still loathed by many Democrats who call him a spoiler and claim his candidacy in 2000 cost the party the election by siphoning ... More >>

Sam Smith: John Edwards' Hidden Problem

Thursday, 31 January 2008, 5:09 pm | Sam Smith

JOHN EDWARDS has departed the race leaving a surprising number of liberals without a target for covert class prejudices that have so broadly replaced ethnic and gender discrimination among the better educated. Now the righteous are safe to make what ... More >>

The Most Important Primary Decision In Forty Years

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 10:18 am | Sam Smith

If Edwards wins the Iowa caucuses, it will be the most significant progressive primary win since Eugene McCarthy got 41% of the vote in New Hampshire in 1968. More >>

Drugs: It's Not The Use But The User That Counts

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 10:16 am | Sam Smith

THE REVIEW HAS OPPOSED the nation's drug policy for four decades. One reason has been that it is the sort of law that works one way for some people and another way for others. It's not just the cocaine - crack punishment disparity. Consider the ... More >>

Immigration: What Are We Really Worried About?

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 11:45 am | Sam Smith

Best estimates of unsanctioned immigration to this country puts the total at 3-4% of the total American population, or roughly twice as many people as support Mike Gravel, who can't even get into the presidential debates, let alone become a major ... More >>

Flotsam & Jetsam: Sam Smith's Anniversary Remarks

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 1:05 pm | Sam Smith

I actually started in journalism more than fifty years ago. At the age of 13 I began a family newspaper - first handwritten, then typed, that lasted some 20 issues and dealt with everything with my mother's predilection for yogurt and wheat germ to ... More >>

Sam Smith: Welcome Back, Imus

Monday, 3 December 2007, 10:18 am | Sam Smith

Don Imus is returning to radio. While he was away, Ann Coulter's stock seems to have risen markedly but I guess liberals can only deal with one hater at a time. More >>

Sam Smith: America's Most Mobbed Up Election

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 6:25 pm | Sam Smith

IF THE POLLS don't shift, we are facing an extraordinary election between two presidential candidates who have unprecedented past connections with a seamy underworld. More >>

Sam Smith: The Language Of Cruelty (2004)

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 2:47 pm | Sam Smith

Listening to Diane Rehm the other morning as she and her panelists turned the horrors of Abu Ghraib into just another matter of politics, policy and process brought to mind the question: what if the prisoners had been Jewish and the time 70 years ago ... More >>

A Victim Of Sexism Or A Front-Running Liar?

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 2:45 pm | Sam Smith

America's major media apparently hasn't noticed that when you are the leading candidate for president of the United States, there's really only one more glass ceiling to break and even a majority of Democrats, let alone the merely religious, probably ... More >>

Sam Smith: Why Hasn't John Edwards Done Better?

Sunday, 21 October 2007, 1:31 pm | Sam Smith

When Democrats talk about things they don't like about John Edwards, they typically express skepticism about a wealthy trial lawyer advocating populist positions or his $400 haircut or the size of his 10,000 square foot home and 15,000 square foot ... More >>

Sam Smith: Political Pathology 101

Saturday, 20 October 2007, 11:03 am | Sam Smith

Given that so many politicians lie, equivocate, exaggerate or change their positions, it is difficult sometimes to diagnose a truly sick pol. But as with other psychopaths, there are a few clues. More >>

Sam Smith: How Not To Deal With Iran

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 9:25 am | Sam Smith

It is well to remember in considering President Ahmadinejad that the saga of America's longest lived foe began in part with a refusal to welcome him to New York City. The previous year, Fidel Castro had visited Harvard University, eaten at the faculty ... More >>

Sam Smith: Why We Lost The War On Terror

Friday, 7 September 2007, 12:41 am | Sam Smith

The other morning I got confused and used the wrong national metaphor. I had just read an AP story that started: "Three suspected Islamic terrorists from an al-Qaida-influenced group nursing 'profound hatred of U.S. citizens' were arrested on suspicious of plotting ... More >>

 

 

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