Tagged: sheldon adelson

Money Can’t Buy Victory

Money Can’t Buy Victory

  Money is powerful but – as the old saying reminds us – it can’t buy happiness. And apparently it doesn’t necessarily buy elections either. Of course, you can’t win an election – even a local election...

Dangerous Media Moguls

Dangerous Media Moguls

  Las Vegas gambling czar Sheldon Adelson makes no secret of the fact that he doesn’t like journalism so why did he buy his state’s largest newspaper? The billionaire Zionist (photo at right), who...

Who Are They – Really?

Who Are They – Really?

  Sandra warned me against writing this blog. She said it’s all just surmise and suspicion. But I don’t think I will be saying anything that a lot of people don’t already suspect. It’s...

Show Them the Money

Show Them the Money

The FIFA scandal is just one more affirmation that it’s a pay-to-play world. It’s regrettable, of course, but it seems that’s how most folks like it. They don’t want justice; they want an edge....

Assault on the Working Poor

Assault on the Working Poor

I wonder whether the Republican Party is deliberately sabotaging America’s working poor in order to create an even more vulnerable underclass. First, consider Paul Ryan’s budget.  It would slash billions from welfare programs and...

Lawsuit Might Peek into a Shadowy World

Lawsuit Might Peek into a Shadowy World

As Americans prepare to exercise their democratic right in November, an almost unnoticed lawsuit might provide revealing information about the candidates and the people who fund their political campaigns. I’m talking about billionaire casino...

I’ll Have to Find a Few Bucks for Obama

I’ll Have to Find a Few Bucks for Obama

No matter how tight things get, Sandra and I will have to dig up a few bucks for the Obama re-election campaign. I know, our contribution will be like a drop in the ocean of cash he...

The Rich Won’t Need us Much Longer, Dr. Stiglitz

The Rich Won’t Need us Much Longer, Dr. Stiglitz

I read a scholarly article recently by an economist I respect, Nobel winner Joseph Stiglitz. He made a compelling case for the rich helping the rest of us for “selfish” reasons. The argument was well...

I Wonder about the Billionaire Backing Gingrich

I Wonder about the Billionaire Backing Gingrich

According to American folklore, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape and you don’t mess around with casino operators. And it looks as if the warning is still valid in real life. A couple of years ago,...