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President Elizabeth Warren?

According to several news sources, Elizabeth Warren has announced that she will seek the presidency in 2020. On the one hand, we’re delighted. On the other, we do sort of wonder if she isn’t more important to America in Congress. Someone needs to focus on putting the plutocrats and oligarchs in check. Still, if she…

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Modern Slaves …At Your Expense

There is a powerful article over on the Daily Beast this week, $800 Million in Taxpayer Money Went to Private Prisons Where Migrants Work for Pennies by Spencer Ackerman and Adam Rawnsley. In it, the two journalists look at how undocumented workers are being held in private, for-profit prisons—at the cost of a cool $800…

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The War On Diabetics

There is a fascinating article on the National Public Radio’s site this month, ‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives’: Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices by Bram Sable-Smith. In it, Sable-Smith looks at how diabetics are risking serious injury…even death!…because Big Pharma has elected to push the price of their life-saving insulin to sky-high prices. As a…

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Troglodytes 3: Here In New Mexico

We have been reporting recently on a couple of things. First, an idea newly minted in the United Kingdom that disused coal mines could be turned into underground farms—an idea we didn’t think could be applied here in the USA, until we recalled the Trump has no interest in dealing with global warming. In future,…

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Tommy Robinson: International Tool

There is an interesting article over on the Guardian website, Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson by Josh Halliday, Lois Beckett, and Caelainn Barr. For those who don’t know, Robinson is a sort of right wing poster boy in the U.K. He is a loud and consistent voice for British populism and nationalism.…

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Notes From A Drying, And Dying, Land

Readers may know that LR Net’s home office, such as it is, is in the great state of New Mexico. You may also know that New Mexico is an arid place. Technically, we live in a high mountain desert, which can be both cold and dry. These features give the state a strange but genuine…

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Troglodytes – Part II

A short while ago, we wrote about an interesting proposal to turn the U.K.’s coal mines into underground farms (see “Progressive Troglodytes“). We thought it was an interesting idea– for, that is, a country like the United Kingdom which has limited land area and needs to import more of its food than it is entirely…

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Dear Ann, We’re Reptiloid Aliens

So we read the other day that Ann Coulter had some kinda interesting words for the Democrats entering Congress this January. They are, she said, united only in their hatred of white men. Also, she continued, they are themselves “…Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with…

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