“No one else could sing a cliché like “This train carries saints and sinners” and still sound not just like they mean it, but that they are reminding us of something vital.”
Click the link for a great track by track review of the new album. I agree with most everything in it. I think the classic rock Springsteen fans won’t find much here to celebrate, but the fans who also appreciate albums like Nebraska, Ghost of Tom Joad, and particularly the Seeger Sessions will have a blast with this one.
Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend On It
Support for Republican candidates, who generally promise to cut government spending, has increased since 1980 in states where the federal government spends more than it collects. The greater the dependence, the greater the support for Republican candidates.
Conversely, states that pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits tend to support Democratic candidates. And Professor Lacy found that the pattern could not be explained by demographics or social issues.
“Young people, ages 12 to 34, are spending less time in front of TV sets, Brian Stelter writes, the first evidence of a generational change in viewing habits. The decline — nine minutes a day from an average of more than four hours — reflects the great number of viewing choices. “Young people are still watching the same shows, but they are streaming them on computers and phones to a greater degree than their parents or grandparents do,” he writes, which could have great meaning for where advertising dollars are directed.”—The Breakfast Meeting: Young People Drift From TV Sets (Which Are Getting Huge!) - NYTimes.com