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About walterrhett

Walter Rhett is a New York Times verified commenter. He writes "Digging Deeper," a blog for Democrats for Progress and his blog, "Walter Rhett" appears in the San Francisco Examiner. The Oxford Dictionary follows him on twitter.

The Dialectics of Marx and Christ


Marx, who was full of passion and deeply influenced by Hegel, would read this bit of propaganda (Ross Douthat’s NYT column) posing as analysis of his return, and again declare his famous disclaimer: “Je ne suis de Mariste” (“I am … Continue reading

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Washington National Cathedral : Beginning in darkness we hear again the stories of God’s steadfast promise to us, a promise renewed through Holy Baptism, and fulfilled in the new light of Resurrection and the proclamation of Easter. Worshipers are encouraged to bring bells to announce the Resurrection. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, preacher; the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, presider.


Washington National Cathedral : Beginning in darkness we hear again the stories of God’s steadfast promise to us, a promise renewed through Holy Baptism, and fulfilled in the new light of Resurrection and the proclamation of Easter. Worshipers are encouraged … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Looks At Income Inequality


Real gross domestic product (GDP) per worker totaled almost $1,000 in Burundi in 2000; it exceeded $100,000 in Luxembourg. How such large differences in GDP per worker can persist in an increasingly global world is one of the key questions … Continue reading

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Condi Rice’s Boarding


Business leaders are tone deaf about their markets. This appointment was a flashing billboard 2 feet from the shoulder with barrels and speed bumps, but still, in the eagerness for status (above service!) for celebrity over morality, for private over public … Continue reading

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Welfare Queens in Cowboy Hats – Bloomberg View


Let’s dispense with niceties: Bundy is a freeloading scofflaw, a welfare queen in a Stetson who claimed what wasn’t his. He took subsidies from U.S. taxpayers and refused to pay the $1.2 million he owed for using federal — make that our … Continue reading

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