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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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Poor Connections

In interviews and campaign press releases, Republican leaders like to brag about their humble beginnings and how much they care about people who are suffering financially. This has been a common GOP strategy at least as far back as the … 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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Health Trumped

Chrissie couldn’t believe what she had just been told. She was at the extended-care home and had just finished visiting her mother, something she tried to do for at least two hours at least two times a week. Not that … Continue reading

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The Plutocrats Strike Back

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading

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What, vote?

Another presidential election has passed, and once again the pundits are scrambling to interpret the results. This time they seem a bit more disoriented than normal, largely because the pre-election pollsters all predicted the wrong results. They have managed to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Last Grasp

We are in the middle of a nationwide teaching moment, an opportunity to improve the way we relate to people who are different from ourselves. We have had several of these in the past decade and progress has been made, … Continue reading

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Trump Anti-choice

A week ago, Donald Trump was right about something. He was right about abortion. Yes, that sentence includes a pun. His position was, admittedly, far right, as befits a modern Republican candidate for the highest office in our country. In … 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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