A Bargain Foul…Or Fair?

Editor’s Note: Cesar Vargas has recently posted in HuffPost an indictment of the Democratic Party’s recent deal with the GOP to keep the government in operation. Vargas argues that this amounted to a betrayal of the Dreamers, i.e., “undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. However, our columnist William Albee strongly disagrees: I cannot…

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Drumpf’s Cover Of…Havana?

Singing Trump

We here at LR Net are happy to reveal that we have stumbled across a genius. Specifically, Maestro Ziikos, who does things with sound and video editing that seem utterly impossible, but somehow, dear heaven, he pulls them off. In particular, you must now, right this very moment, go watch the video below, in which,…

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But Can We Trust Them?

Right at the moment, I’m reading Michael Tomasky’s “The Worst Of The Worst” in the New York Review of Books. In it, he quite skillfully reviews David Frum’s Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic and Michael Wolf’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. (By the way, we’ll be doing a review of…

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Is The DNC Normalizing Trump?

This one we got from our friend Brent Williams. It seems there is a very disturbing article over on the Atlantic’s website. In “Democrats’ ‘Resistance’ to Trump Is Eroding, and So Are Their Poll Numbers,” Will Stancil argues that the leaders of the Democratic Party are increasingly willing to accept Trump as “the new normal.”…

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Maybe Trump Is Getting His Parade…Sorta

So by now everyone knows about Der Dumpf’s infantile and narcissistic demand that the military throw him a parade, like the ones they have in Stalinist countries. And everyone knows that the military told him, in effect, to go suck an egg. But here’s an odd thought. Maybe, in a way, after a fashion… he…

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Syrian War Gets Hot

News outlets are reporting that Israel launched a major air strike into Syrian territory yesterday and last night. Details remain very sketchy, but apparently Israel launched the attack in retaliation for the downing of one of its jets from Syrian anti-aircraft fire. According to the Washington Post and BBC, among other outlets, the confrontation began…

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Alex Jones Goes Cyborg Bashing

All right all you super-intelligent, transhuman cyborgs out there. Alex Jones has got your number. Jones, the chief wing nut at Infowars, has apparently announced that cyborgs will soon be a menace to the nation. And he’s not gonna stand for it. Jared Holt, writing in Right Wing Watch, notes that in a recent program,…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

Just once, we’d like to start this column by saying that there hadn’t been anything alarming or terrifying on the web lately. Unfortunately, so long as the Orange One is in office, it just ain’t gonna happen. For example, The Washington Post is reporting that for the last year, Trump has declined to read the…

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