Life Begins Anew; the Season Approacheth

March 29, 2014


Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel has an overview of the Cardinals’ roster.

His colleague, Bernie Miklasz reviews spring training.

Sports Illustrated makes its predictions.

So does Peter Gammons.

We play Monday at 4 p.m., with Wain-O looking for his 100th career victory against Cincinnati.




Center for American Progress has a Handy Guide to the Minimum Wage

March 27, 2014


Profit, Gain and Loss

March 27, 2014

Guess who gets which.

Corporate profits hit $1.68 trillion in 2013, a new record.

Meanwhile, the 1 percent are seeing very nice income growth, while the rest of us, nary a farthing.

It’s a safe bet the gap between productivity and wages continued to widen:


Hmmmmmmm . . . .


Given the Exit of Some Really Good Writers, the Post was Lucky to Land Catherine Rampell

March 26, 2014

Here’s her most recent, a really good piece puncturing the indefatigable myths (lies, actually) about Americans who have been unemployed for a long time. The lede is a gem.


Opera in HD; Hope This Catches On

March 26, 2014

I’ve only in the past few years developed an affection for opera, so The American Prospect’s story on opera working to reach people who can’t afford to go to the Met or other venues caught my eye.

“Kill da Wabbit; Kill da Wabbitt” . . .


Late Night Listening (and Happy Birthday!) With the Queen of Soul

March 25, 2014

May you be lighting our lives forever.


As We Begin the 2014 MLB Season, Bloomberg Ranks Teams by Value

March 24, 2014

In case you’re in the market.