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Supreme Kavanaugh

The nomination and confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the fifth radical conservative justice on the Supreme Court of the United States is now concluded. Our highest court is now firmly in the hands of the oligarchy. Yes, that’s what … Continue reading

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Fear and Hoping

In last month’s post (on this same topic) I noted that many of the emotions of envy and fear and hatred displayed by modern conservatives are common human reactions to situations which seem unfair. I noted that I had experienced … Continue reading

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Envy, Fear, Hate

Envy and self-pity, and the negative feelings that result from them, are normal human emotions. Envy and self-pity are also often connected, not only in the sense that they can arise from the same life experiences, but because they tend … Continue reading

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Biz Prez?

“Run government like a business.” That has been the mantra of conservatives for decades. We have been told, over and over again, that the private realm is much more efficient then the public world, and that in order to eliminate … Continue reading

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Islamophobia Rises

On Wednesday, March 9th, Anderson Cooper of CNN conducted an interview with the leading candidate in the Republican primary race for President. This is a small (and oft-repeated) snippet from that conversation: Anderson Cooper: “Do you think Islam is at … Continue reading

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Trump the GOP!

Two significant political systems in the United States are apparently mystified by the unfolding events in the Republican race for the White House. One of them, according to the media, is the Republican Party itself, or at least the “establishment” … Continue reading

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In Gov We Trust?

As the presidential campaign season gets closer to the first set of primary caucuses and elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that the long-term Republican and conservative strategy, a plan that is more than four decades in the making, has … Continue reading

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Islam and Tolerance

President Obama has been getting a lot of criticism recently regarding his principled stands on religion—specifically, his attitudes toward Islam. Last year, it was all about his administration’s use of the acronym ISIL—Islamic State in the Levant—as shorthand for the … Continue reading

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The Real Ebola Epidemic

Up till now, we’ve been lucky. Ebola has infiltrated the United States but has only claimed one victim here. It has, however, exposed some of the serious flaws in our health care system. As several experts have pointed out, our … Continue reading

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Republicuts and Government Services

The Veterans Administration has long delays for doctor’s appointments. An ambassador and other U.S. personnel are killed in Benghazi. U.S. educational quality is declining. Thousands sicken or die from food contaminated at the plant that processed and packaged it, forcing … Continue reading

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