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The Man In The Singapore Sling

The current issue of the New York Review of Books (16 August, 2018) has several interesting articles on life in the Trumpian Age. One of my favorites is Singapore Sham, by Jessica T. Matthews. In it, Matthews looks at the disastrous meeting between Trump and Kim Jon-un. Her conclusion is a question: Is Trump lying…

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The Primaries Were a Good Start

The primaries were yesterday (8/14/2018) so I hope you all made it out to vote as I did. Every little bit is needed to set us up for success in the November midterm. It looks like we are off to a good start in ramping up for that, and there being a number of progressive…

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Bankrupting the Aged…to protect the rich

There was a powerful article recently on the New York Times website, ‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans, by Tara Siegel Bernard. It seems that more and more, aging Americans are facing bankruptcy. The reason? The rich long ago shredded the social safety net that was supposed to care for senior citizens…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 5

Editor’s note: this is the final piece in our series about the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system. This fiasco was foisted on the city by Republican Mayor and a Republican Administration that claimed it was financially sound and fiscally responsible… When, in fact, it made the most “tax and spend” liberal look restrained by comparison.…

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Call For A Cyberforce

A short while ago, my friend (and Liberal Resistance’s founder) Matt Blanchfield posed an interesting question. To wit, why is Trump proposing a space force, when the real and obvious need right at the moment is some sort of organization that could oppose Russia’s attack on our institutions and moral well being via the Internet.…

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Chris Collins and MAGA: Making Attorneys Great Again

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” By @BossBird17 Editor’s Note: shortly after @BossBird17 completed this story, there were still more developments regarding Collins. The author will shortly do a follow up to reflect the additional scandals. Imagine my surprise to turn on my television on August 8, 2018 to discover that Trump…

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The Ethno-Nationalist Trumpians

The 16 August issue of the New York Review of Books is out this week. As do all thoughtful publications in an age of vulgarity and Trump, it devotes a surprising number of pages to our glorious Orange Headed leader, though its actual brief is to talk about art and literature, not politics. Even so,…

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Russia’s Oil vs. America’s Green Energy

Russia’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports.  Part of the reason Putin wanted Donald Trump in office was he wanted to have sanctions removed so that Russia could start exporting even more oil with American investment.  The other part of the reason Putin wanted Trump in office was that it is clear to anyone…

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