Category Archives: politics

Progress on Ideas?

The Left Is Finally Winning the War of Ideas By Lee Camp/ Truthdig/ December 3, 2019   Good ideas are like viruses. They grow and spread despite our best efforts to stop them. And yes, our bulbous, awkward species does … Continue reading

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Who Do Republicans Work For?

Why have no Republicans turned on Trump? A corrupted Supreme Court By Thom Hartmann/ Raw Story/ December 4, 2019 There is a very simple reason why some Republicans voted for the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, but none have so … Continue reading

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OLIGARCH NATION

Revenge of the Billionaires: How an Oligarchy of the Morbidly Rich Can Take Down Democracy By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ November 22, 2019    The current issue of the Atlantic magazine founded itself in the years just before the Civil War, is ominously … Continue reading

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Impeachable: Denying Climate Change

Trump’s Worst Impeachable Offense Hurts the Whole World By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan/ Democracy Now/ November 7, 2019 You can run from the climate crisis, but you can’t hide. On the front lines of this global environmental calamity, entire … Continue reading

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The Non-Sunshine State

Has the climate crisis made California too dangerous to live in? By Bill McKibben/ The Guardian/ October 29, 2019 As with so many things, Californians are going first where the rest of us will follow The San Francisco skyline is … Continue reading

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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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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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