“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language” - *“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”* by Chet Raymo "The title of this post is another phrase from the poet Pat Boran. A lovely image, evoking friends in...
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|This place was used by the high ranking members of society to make themselves legitimate through political plays before important minority groups in the region [Credit: Luis Alberto Martos/INAH]|
“There was a kind of inflection point during the five-year period between 1997 and 2003 — the late Clinton and/or early Bush administration — when all the rules just went away. You went from a period, a regime, where people did have at least some concern about going to jail, to a point where everything is legal, and derivatives couldn’t be regulated at all and nobody went to jail for anything. And looking back I would say that this period definitely started under Clinton. You absolutely cannot blame this on George W. Bush.” – Charles Ferguson of Inside Job
“I never had any money until I got out of the White House, you know, but I’ve done reasonably well since then.” Bill Clinton
|Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (C) during an extraordinary summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Mecca on August 14, 2012.|
|AP Photo/HO, International Solidarity Movement|