Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor

The Man In The Singapore Sling

The current issue of the New York Review of Books (16 August, 2018) has several interesting articles on life in the Trumpian Age. One of my favorites is Singapore Sham, by Jessica T. Matthews. In it, Matthews looks at the disastrous meeting between Trump and Kim Jon-un. Her conclusion is a question: Is Trump lying…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 5

Editor’s note: this is the final piece in our series about the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system. This fiasco was foisted on the city by Republican Mayor and a Republican Administration that claimed it was financially sound and fiscally responsible… When, in fact, it made the most “tax and spend” liberal look restrained by comparison.…

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Call For A Cyberforce

A short while ago, my friend (and Liberal Resistance’s founder) Matt Blanchfield posed an interesting question. To wit, why is Trump proposing a space force, when the real and obvious need right at the moment is some sort of organization that could oppose Russia’s attack on our institutions and moral well being via the Internet.…

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The Ethno-Nationalist Trumpians

The 16 August issue of the New York Review of Books is out this week. As do all thoughtful publications in an age of vulgarity and Trump, it devotes a surprising number of pages to our glorious Orange Headed leader, though its actual brief is to talk about art and literature, not politics. Even so,…

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A Street Car Named Disaster: Part 4

Editor’s note: We are running an ongoing series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project—A.R.T. for short. It was the brainchild of a Republican administration and was meant to be the Mayor’s legacy. In fact, it was a disaster, and a refutation of the myth of Republican fiscal responsibility. This week we look at how the…

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On Why Ayn Rand Isn’t Damned

So I had an odd thought the other day. I was browsing my own writing, actually, and I ran across my tribute to Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist and pop culture figure who simultaneously challenged many of the assumptions of his own profession, and also remade the public’s conception of what a scientist is all…

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The Koch Bros Meet Their Monster

So I read, in the papers and on the web, that even the Koch Brothers (or, the ones who are well enough to participate) have come to the end of their patience with the Trumpster. They have begun to criticize him. They have directed their networks to work against him. They have even said that…

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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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