November 2017 - Liberal Resistance

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Trump Makes Racist Indian Joke at Indian Vets Event

From the “Oh, Christ…no!” file, we read At a Navajo veterans’ event, Trump makes ‘Pocahontas’ crack. According to CNN’s Dan Merica, Der Drumpf was at a ceremony at the White House to Honor the Navajo Code Talkers, when he decided to spend a few moments castigating his critic, Elizabeth Warren, by referring to her with…

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“I put my left foot in …”

Peter H. Salus I consider Kellyanne Conway a gift that keeps on giving. I admit that I’d never heard of her until 15 months ago, when she succeeded John Podesta as Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager.  Since January 20, she has been Counsellor to the President.  In that role she has delivered a number of rewarding…

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We’re All Crazy Now

By Luke Haines, British Editor Normal. We passed it in the night without even realising, and woke up wherever we are now, far beyond Normal, bewildered. Consider the events in London last night [November 23, 2017]. A terror attack was reported on Oxford Street, the heart of the shopping district of my nation’s capital on…

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Americans Finally Getting It On Climate Change

From the “Better Late Than Never…we hope” file… The Guardian is reporting that Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change. It seems that, at long last, the majority of us are beginning to suspect that yes, climate change is real, and people are probably responsible for it, and unless we do…

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Franken, what do we do?

We got the following from our friend and contributor William Albee. Like most of us on the left (and particularly progressive men, who are feeling that we have no heroes left in light all of the sexual harassment allegations), he has been wondering what to make of the allegations against Al Franken. Unlike many of…

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A Few Notes From The Dark Side

Okay, we don’t usually spend a lot of time promoting other online magazines, but we’re going to make an exception this time. One of our favorite places on the Darknet is Deep.Dot.Web. It’s sort of a news publication about what’s happening in the Onion-sphere. And it’s doing a pretty darn good job of journalism. 1.…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

Always good stuff on the web to be found… Fascinating editorial in The Guardian by John Naughton entitled How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos. In it, Naughton argues that our educational system, which stresses STEM but leaves out civics and the liberal arts, produces people who have little experience in thinking about…

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Spambots and KGB and…Allegations

Okay, this one is really scary. You’ve doubtlessly been following all the allegations of sexual harassment in high places. Doubtless, too, you looked on with sick horror as it appeared that the accused really were a bunch of creepy guys who probably did, really and truly, do all the stuff they were said to have…

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Red State, Blue State…Dead State

The GOP has proposed a budget which will (what a shock!) transfer still more of the nation’s taxes away from the rich and onto the backs of the middle class and the poor. We weren’t surprised at that (alas). What did come as a shock to us is that there may be even more than…

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