Category Archives: politics

CAPITALISM WORKS GREAT–EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN’T

By Arlen Grossman Published at OpEd News, October 5, 2019   Democracy, if we ever truly had it, is rapidly disappearing in America today. If most people want background checks for guns, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, action … Continue reading

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Scary Word

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CLEAN SWEEP NEEDED

By Thom Hartmann/ ThomHartmann.com/ September 24, 2019 Trump’s Ukrainian extortion scandal is metastasizing across his administration. It’s now apparent that his Chief of Staff played a role in stopping the money that Congress had appropriated for Ukraine to defend itself, … Continue reading

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The End

The Messiahs of Hope Assure Us Everything Will Be OK in the End. But It Won’t By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ /September 2, 2019   There is nothing new to our story. The flagrant lies and imbecilities of the inept and corrupt … Continue reading

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Welcome, Mr. VP

VP Pence came for a quickie Labor Day weekend visit to a remote area of Vermont, which happened to be down the road from my wife’s family’s summer home in Hubbardton. I felt I wanted to greet him as he … Continue reading

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Russia Mischief Planned in 1997

The Current Political Chaos was planned more than 20 years ago. by Dialtadoc/ Daily Koz/ August 25, 2019   I recently had an in-car conversation with my nephew about WW II. He wanted to know what possessed Hitler to attack the Soviet … Continue reading

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OUR POST-TRUTH INFORMATION SYSTEM

By Charlie Warzel/ New York Times/ August 13, 2019 Even on an internet bursting at the seams with conspiracy theories and hyperpartisanship, Saturday marked a new chapter in our post-truth, choose-your-own-reality crisis story. It began Saturday morning, when news broke … Continue reading

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Common Sense (You’d Think)

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History Repeats Itself

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Impeachment Time

Letter to Monterey Herald July 17, 2019: As the White House swats away and continues to resist Democratic subpoenas and requests for information, it is increasingly clear that impeachment of President Trump is the only good way to get evidence … Continue reading

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