February 2019 - Liberal Resistance

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Alex Jones’ Really Bad Month

Alex (InfoWars) Jones is having a really bad month. First,  the FDA has announced that it will be a lot more zealous in the regulation of food supplements. And, guess what? It turns out that Jones makes most of his money from sales of just such supplements. The right-wing, conspiracy-laden, bat-sh*t crazy politics is just…

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Change “Union Opt Out”

Over approximately the last 40 years the labor unions of The United States have lost much of their strength due to American corporations doing everything they can to pressure workers not to join a union. Many even hand out anti-union propaganda pamphlets or make people watch anti-union propaganda videos at employee orientations. They do their…

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Trump To Declare Emergency

News outlets are reporting that Trump will sign a budget bill but also declare a national emergency to get around Congress and get funding for his wall. By the time you read this, it may already have happened. The Daily Beast among other news services is saying that this will begin a long, draw-out legal…

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Melania the Mole at G20

In Argentina, Vladimir Putin,  Donald Trump, and Melania Trump sat down at a table to talk without any other Americans or American government officials present.  Reportedly they were also the last to leave.  This is abnormal behavior considering Russia is a hostile nation.  One can only assume Melania was the translator and mentally took down…

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Anglosphere: One More Time

  This is just a quick addition to this morning’s piece on the Anglosphere, and how I don’t think I’d like it, and how I think we actually need lots of newcomers from the rest of the world — places like Francophone Africa.   Now, I’m uneasily thinking about the possibility of an American military…

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Enquirer In Deep Sh*t

The alleged newspaper, The National Enquirer, has a long history of being on the side of Right Wing figures, and of doing its level best to smear Left Wing ones. (What the newspaper wrote about Obama and his family made even Fox News look “fair and balanced.”) But, now, the Enquirer may have finally gone…

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Anglosphere Revisited

  From The Editor’s Desk — A while back I did a short piece on “The Anglosphere.” This is defined as “the English-speaking nations of the world considered as a single social, economic, and political grouping—i.e., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.” There are people, chiefly on the Right, who are promoting…

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A Liberal Napoleon?

There is an interesting, if at times disturbing article on The Week’s site. In What American liberals could learn from France’s neo-Bonaparte, Matthew Walther argues that progressives need to learn from France’s president Macron, specifically, he says, we should copy his “his ability to put a neo-Bonapartist ideology — the improving, totalizing but intensely personal…

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Flash: Ayers Won’t Stay

CNN is reporting that Nick Ayers, a young and rising star of the GOP, has decided not to remain in the White House. This was a shock in that he had been widely rumored to be Trump’s next chief of staff. Why he has elected not to remain is unclear. But, Ayers is an astute…

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