Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor

My Own Tumblr Story

You’ll recall that Liberal Resistance dot Net has been steadily (some would say obsessively) following the recent affair of Tumblr’s decision to ban all “adult” material. The story means a lot to us because we’re opposed to censorship. Everyone here is a journalist, or a writer, or an essayist, or an artist…and free expression is…

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No Apostles Allowed

From The Editor’s Desk Thursday, December 6, 2018 This morning my wife pointed out something that I hadn’t noticed. To wit, at George H.W. Bush’s funeral earlier this month, Trump was alone among the attending dignitaries and former presidents not to recite the Apostles’ Creed — or, at least, he doesn’t appear to in the…

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The Passing Decency

From the editor’s desk: Thursday, December 6, 2018 I have been watching the coverage of George H.W. Bush’s funeral, and reading the glowing tributes delivered to the late president by scores of commentators. He is lauded as a genuinely great man …perhaps, indeed, a great president…whose time at the White House benefited America and the…

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George H.W. Bush – rest in peace

From The Editor’s Desk December 1, 2018     As you know, George H.W. Bush passed on recently—specifically on November 30. He will be missed, and at least in my opinion he was a good and decent man. What has been interesting to me, though, is how much the public has expressed real grief at…

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What She Will Ask Me

From the Editor’s Desk November 30 , 2018 I have just returned from Austin, Texas, where I spent nearly two weeks while something very important happened. To wit, I became a grandfather. The little girl entered the world on Thanksgiving day. We waited in our hotel room until we got the word. Then, the following…

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The Need And The Weed

image source The other day an advertisement came up at the bottom of one of the stories I was reading on the web. The ad showed former Speaker of the House John Boehner looking very prim and prosperous and telling investors to “go all out” on marijuana stocks. The ad was for, of course, a…

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Nuke Holocaust Coming

There’s a terrifying article on the Foreign Affairs site this month. In The Vanishing Nuclear Taboo? How Disarmament Fell Apart, Nina Tannenwald recounts the depressing story of how we went from a push toward total nuclear disarmament under Obama, to a rush to a new generation of ever more destructive nuclear weapons. Who is to…

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Putin’s Pup Roasts World

Desert 1

So, here’s just a quick thought about the geopolitical consequences of global warming, plus maybe a modest proposal. We know that Trump and Trump’s people deny global warming, even while it is obviously happening. We got fires and floods to prove it. Yet, they keep right on pretending that it isn’t happening, or, if it…

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Jeff: The Rat Man At the Rat Time

Now that Jeff Sessions, our former Attorney General, has been gone for a while, maybe it is time to give him a second look. Maybe it is time to even give credit where credit is due. Yes, admittedly, he is not attractive individual. Physically, there is something of the weasel or the rodent about him—…

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Whitaker: Plug Ugly

So I’m sitting here looking at pictures of Matthew Whitaker, our acting Attorney General. The stress is on the word acting, because the legality of his appointment is disputed, and, if we’re very, very lucky, he’ll be gone the time you read this (I’m writing on November 13th.) But whether he goes or stays, what…

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