Capitol Idea: The Demands of Occupy Wall Street Are Clear

Three weeks into the Occupy protests that began on Wall Street and have now spread to every corner of the nation, bemused and befuddled commentators and lawmakers in Washington still insist on claiming that the demonstrations lack a clear objective or set of demands. But that’s not really true. While the … Continue reading

Fame as Disease; Celebrity as Illness (conclusion)

But today MGM-style media/publicity machines dominate the landscape, and poor Ziegfeld is turned on his head: instead of using sleaze and scandal to sell sex, the media monopolies — that dwarf MGM’s (by comparison) paltry operation — use sex to sell sleaze and scandal. Continue reading