Privatizers poked

The advanced privatization schemes of the far right in Texas are unraveling, and the perpetrators are going down. Privatization of government-run services has been a principle feature for neo-conservative rule worldwide since they took over in 1980. If Texas is an example of things to come, and it often is, then 'privatization' is about to assume the ugly reputation it deserved for so long.

Ten best and worst movies I saw and didn't see in 2008

Here are my impressions of the great and not-so-great films of 2008. (There are still a lot I've got to see).

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