So economists are finally catching up to “greedflation?”

May 30, 2023

Yeah, like corporate greed is a brand new thing


What’s behind the Star Tribune’s stupid, obnoxious anti-Moriarty crusade?

April 19, 2023

Actually it’s pretty obvious


Just repugnant Party of Trump candidates, all the way down

October 22, 2022

We do have this problem in Minnesota, too


If only half our jobs really were “lost” to AI

September 5, 2022

We could actually do a lot more of what we want to, with our lives


The long, erratic decline of MPR News

November 25, 2019

I remember when Minnesota Public Radio’s morning e-newsletter was called “Polinaut.” Back then their reporting in general really was a cut above that of corporate-owned “news” media. That is, it was more grounded in objective reporting of facts, and less in false equivalence and other forms of providing conservative spin. In retrospect, I can’t pin […]


MN-01: Rep. Hagedorn kind of, kind of doesn’t, join pitiful GOP publicity stunt

October 27, 2019

Actually, I’m starting with something from an email I got from the Independent Media Institute. The overwhelming majority of media that most people read, watch and hear, simply put, is awful, in so many ways, and one of the biggest problems we face. Couldn’t have said it better, myself, which is why I quoted that. […]

Corporate media cowers on Trump racism, and the results are pitiful

August 6, 2019

1. First and foremost, they never actually use the word “racist” to describe someone who is exactly that. Doing so might get c. media’s base (tellingly, the same as the Republican Party’s), of subscribers/viewers/listeners considerably removed from their first youth, all riled up. But journalists too often look away, insisting they can’t tell where Trump […]


It’s about gun violence, idiots

June 3, 2019

There’s some hyperbole in the title. They’re not really idiots. The people who make the calls for corporate media honestly believe that their #1 priority has to be not offending the no longer so very young, largely conservative-leaning people who make up the bulk of their subscriber/viewer/listener base. I get that, though I personally don’t […]