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The Honored Adversary: Listening To George F. Will

Okay. Let’s be upfront about this. We don’t like him. We never really did. We mean, George F. Will, the conservative writer who, somehow, gets a column in that left of center newspaper, The Washington Post. We don’t like his right wing opinions. We don’t like his nasty little button-down shirts. We don’t like his…

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What Will Come After Them

By Michael Jay Tucker I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about the apparent fratricidal conflict going on in the GOP. CNN is reporting that “Trump vs. Corker encapsulates GOP civil war.” The Washington Post writes, “After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018.” Axios magazine, meanwhile, details “Inside Bannon’s plans for…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

Here at LR Net, we like to find and share articles and other material of interest that we find around the Web. (And, BTW, if you see some piece that you think should be part of our regular Good Reads section, give us a shout. We’re always up for input.) So, this week, here’s some…

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Tantrum Time

By Peter H. Salus One never knows when a head of state will throw a tantrum:  De Gaulle withdrawing from NATO comes to mind (beginning in 1959).  Or Ronald Reagan dropping out of UNESCO (1984).  Then things change.  France regained full NATO status in 2009 under Sarkozy.  The US rejoined UNESCO in 2003…But stopped paying…

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What I Have Learned About Politics Is This: Decolonize It

By Rachael Lorenzo Editor’s Note: With this issue of LR Net, we are proud to welcome a new columnist, Rachael Lorenzo. Ms. Lorenzo is the founder of Indigenous Women Rising (IWR), a collective that uplifts indigenous-led community organizing and ensures reproductive justice movements and policies are inclusive of indigenous women and families. I have been…

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It Is Insane To Support Roy Moore

By Thomas Hudson, Progressives For Prosperity Two-time former Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court Roy Moore, the continued “birther” and believer of inane right-wing conspiracies, is running to become the state’s next senator despite his lawless actions that twice forced him from his elected offices. And he very well may win. Polls show…

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The Slippery Slope Argument is Pure Bunk

By Bill Albee and Van Newstrom A very vocal minority of gun owners and the National Rifle Association (NRA) immediately revert to their “slippery slope” argument every time there is a mass shooting tragedy that attracts national media attention. They claim that accepting any restriction or limitation on gun ownership is the first step down…

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Time To Flush Trickle Down

So here’s a video you might enjoy. Robert Reich, one of the coolest dudes on the current left, just released a video entitled, “The failure of trickle-down economics.” In it, he looks at Der Drumpf’s plans to extend still further tax cuts to zillionaires on the logic that making obscenely rich people still more obscenely…

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