July 2018 - Liberal Resistance

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 3

Editor’s note: we are running a series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit System (A.R.T. for short). This was a disastrous attempt on the part of the Republican Mayor to create a “bus rapid transit” line in the city. The city’s residents were supportive of the an investment in improved mass transit, until they discovered that…

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Social Darwinism: A Misunderstanding

Editor’s Note: There is a fascinating article over on Salon about Social Darwinism, a term the Right employs but doesn’t actually understand. This week, Burt Gretzinger explicates the Salon article and notes just how dim our pseudo-conservatives really are.   We have a group… a Party… a sometime-cult of stupidity which often rejects anything outside…

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Claude Monet in Paris

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, in all the press of conflict, we forget what we’re fighting for—specifically, in a Trumpian age of vulgarity and greed, we defend what is beautiful, graceful, and wise. In the following essay, our Central European correspondent, Colette Hartwich, reminds us of that by directing us to a recent exhibition of the works…

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Isolation Almost Killed Us Once. GOP Wants It Again

There is a powerful piece over on CNN’s oped page this week. In Republican leaders need to remember what happened the last time America chose to be isolated, Susan Dunn looks at the last time the United States ignored and insulted its allies, and decided its enemies were far, far away. It happened in the…

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Dems Shift Left. Are They Ready?

It is no secret that the Democratic Party is in rapid evolution. On one hand (it’s right), it is taking in hordes of dissatisfied Republicans fleeing the Trumpification of their party. But, on the other hand (the left), it is facing thousands if not millions of new voters, younger voters, and progressive voters who are…

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