Democrats appear more united than anytime in recent memory with no obvious DLC-MoveOn fights over wars or deficits and there's an authentic crisis that trumps pious platitudes about the free market and `family values.'
THE SCENE was like that of a Jacobite conspiracy. Around 20 Scots from different walks of life - bankers, lawyers, architects, business people and journalists - came together in the candlelit splendour of Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms. They were there to mourn the passing of a 300-year-old institution - the Bank of Scotland - and to appease the ghosts of Scottish bankers' past.
The cold blooded murder of a 15 year old student ―part of a long sequence of murders and police brutalities that characterized the entire post-civil war period in Greece, including the post-junta period― acted as a catalyst for a social explosion and, at the same time, made abundantly clear the continuous worsening of the multidimensional crisis to which we have referred many times in the past.