Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor

Moloch: Sessions’ Genuine God

It seems I owe the Trump administration in general, and Jeff Sessions in particular, an apology. You see, I had assumed that what Trump & Co. genuinely worshipped was Money—or, if you prefer Biblical language, Mammon. As in “you may serve God or Mammon, but not both.” And given the Trump kleptocracy… But now I…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 2

1. Last week, we introduced you to “The ART,” the Albuquerque Rapid Transit system. The story that follows is Part 2 of that A.R.T. tale, and we offer it not just because the story takes place in Albuquerque, the place where LR Net has its home office, but also because it is uniquely instructive. Specifically,…

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Is That Really Trump’s Tweet?

Interesting article over on Bill Palmer’s Palmer Report page. While Trump was in Singapore, giving away the store to Kim and otherwise making America look ridiculous, he also notoriously tweeted about his own wonderfulness for getting a “Deal” with the North Koreans. Specifically, he wrote “The fact that I am having a meeting is a…

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Trump And The End Of Ayn Rand

So, I’m looking right now at an article on the Washington Post website, Breaking from GOP orthodoxy, Trump increasingly deciding winners and losers in the economy by Steven Mufson and David J. Lynch. In it, the two writers make the interesting point that Conservatism (at least as that complicated word is defined in the United…

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Beyond Identity Politics?

Personally, I don’t know quite what to make of the current debate over “identity politics.” When I was a much younger man (as in forty years ago) it was very much the thing. Everyone in my little political circle thought that it was extremely progressive, and just what we needed to move us all along…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster

1. This story is the beginning of a series of stories. The series will deal with an abject and total disaster. It will appear irregularly over the next few weeks, maybe months, as the situation requires. And it will tell a tale of hubris, and incompetence in high places, and of a Republican mayor who…

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Are We Headed For A Fall In 2018?

Two articles to consider and one big issue to go with them. The issue: are us Liberals, Progressives, and NeverTrumpers in trouble regarding the 2018 midterm elections? At least some observers think so. Joe Scarborough in the Washington Post argues that Trump’s short term successes (or at least successes he can take credit for, even…

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They Should Be Ours

There is a fascinating article over on Vice that everyone should read. In The Terrifying Trend of White Men Radicalized Online Becoming IRL Terrorists, David Neiwert looks at how young American white males are being lured into the clutches of extreme right-wing and Nazi organizations. In an almost mirror image of the individuals who become…

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