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Book Review: Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden

I had assumed this book was primarily about the illness and death of Biden’s son Beau. That issue figures large in the text, but it is woven together with his family relationships, his devotion to civil rights and peace, his many years as a Senator, and his extraordinary relationship with President Obama during their eight…

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The Robots are Coming… The Robots are coming…

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You may ask yourself what does automation have to do with progressive or liberal policy and the answer is EVERYTHING going forward. Look currently how many people have been economically forced into jobs like Uber or Lyft?  Ask around and don’t be surprised to find the person hauling you around town might have an advanced…

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Brexit Crystal Ball

One of the many, many unpleasant things about the rightwards trend in modern politics is that we have to engage with things we’d rather not. The Nazis were unpleasant enough when they were just the bad guys in an Indiana Jones movie; now that they’re walking through the streets with placards it’s all a bit…

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Kavanugh: Secret Weapon

The Trump administration is expecting to get sued over its strident anti-immigrant policies, but NBC is reporting that White House is confident of winning any court fight now that Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. Julia Ainsley reports that the White House actually worked on an immigration plan that was certain to be unacceptable…

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Trump Is A Distraction

Powerful video of Noam Chomsky explaining why Trump is really just a distraction. His job is to keep people from noticing how the rich and the powerful are creating a dictatorship in America.  

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The Two Dictatorships In America

There’s an interesting article over on the Foreign Affairs website, After Democracy: What Happens When Freedom Erodes? By Dan Slater (https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2018-11-06/after-democracy). In it, Slater argues that there are two probable outcomes when a democratic government withers. The first is illiberal democracy, which is when a populist tyrant comes to power with the support of “the…

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