Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Michael Jay Tucker, Managing Editor

Sri Lanka, Islam, Rome

From the editor’s desk As I write this, we hear that last month’s mass killings in Sri Lanka were (alas) once again the work of radical Islamists. Moreover, at least given what very little we know of the attackers’ motivations, it seems that they were not seeking revenge for the New Zealand Mosque attack of…

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Did Women Really Vote For Trump?

One of the enduring “truths” of the 2016 election was that White Women voted for Trump in enormous numbers. According to some measures, up to 52% of them did so, and feminists around the world have been scratching their heads ever since. But there’s the kicker. Did women, or at least white women, really vote…

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NWU: Police Silenced A Journalist

We don’t usually print text verbatim from other organizations, but this time we’re going to make an exception. That’s because many of us here are members of the National Writer’s Union (NWU)), and because as journalists we really care about freedom of the Press. So, when we got this note from the NWU about a…

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Real Treason…and China

From the Editor’s Desk I had an interesting thought the other day. It’s not necessarily profound or anything, but it did occur to me that I’ve seeing a lot of articles lately about how China is overtaking us. The People’s Republic is becoming, we suspect, the world’s dominant power, and leaving us in the dust.…

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The World Ends With A Snigger

The other day, I read about the 6th IAA Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, DC. It was one of several gatherings at which scientists get together and asked the question, “What could we do if it looked as if an asteroid was about to impact the earth?” It is, of course, an important querry because…

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The STEM Fraud

Right now, you’d think that there was no occupation in the world that doens’t  have something to do with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or, at least, in the business management of such professions. Students everywhere are pressured to STEM-it, particularly young women, for whom a career in STEM is regarded as both as…

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More Like Lord Of The Rings

Last month,  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made the rather hysterically funny comment that the current GOP resembles “‘The Office character Dwight Schrute, a power-hungry, mustard yellow shirt-wearing paper salesman who lives on a beet farm” (to quote Huffpost). Honestly, truth be told and full disclosure…I didn’t get the joke at first. I don’t watch The Office.…

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KFC: Comic Genius

On the remote chance you haven’t heard about him already, check out Kentucky Fried Chicken’s newest stunt, the virtual colonel. The company has a long history of cleverly lampooning itself, and the world, with advertising that sometimes featured and sometimes mocked its founder, the white suited Colonel Sanders. However, in recent months, KFC has outdone…

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Patriot Games

I have been fascinated lately by how easily politics in general, and Right Wing politics in particular, can pervert and destroy language, even reduce the most decent words to something genuinely quite vile. Take “patriot” for instance. To be a patriot is, I think, a good thing. To defend your nation against enemies, and advance…

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