A couple of articles really caught my attention over the weekend. In today’s Washington Post, George Will’s Paul Ryan rethinks the ‘makers’ and ‘takers’, and in Salon, Andrew O’Hehir’s, “Why acknowledging white privilege is not surrendering to ‘white guilt’”, a follow-up to “White privilege: An insidious Virus that’s eating America from within” both rubbed me the wrong way and not only because of their unwieldy names. Will’s piece, like so much of his writing, is lazy junk. Masking as an ecomium to a more thoughtful and mature Paul Ryan than the one who crudely dismissed a majority of Americans as takers, “Ryan” is a barely disguised hit piece on President Obama that provokes caricature rather than thought. Still, O’Hehir’s article, perhaps because it failed despite my best efforts to educate me, left me more bemused. I’ll be addressing both tomorrow and perhaps later in the week as well during the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show.
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Monday – (Happy Labor Day!)
7:30 – Green Eric and I continue our focus on the plight of Monterey County’s homeless.
8 – Monterey City Council Member Alan Haffa joins us.
7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.
7:30 – Jeremy Holden joins us from Media Matters to cast a jaundiced eye on the right-wing media machine.
8:30 – Eric Petersen from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.
Friday Free-for-all +
8 – 9 – Arlen Grossman’s Quotation Quotient – read the Quotient in he Community section of every Sunday’s Monterey Herald.