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Trickle Down, and other urological humor

So, remember Trickle Down Economics? That was when the rich were supposed to get richer and make the rest of us richer too when they bought more stuff and so their money “trickled down” to everyone else. Ronnie Reagan brought us that wonderful idea. Okay, well, Trickle Down is back with us in the form…

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Common Sense things to do after the Trump Era

I know we haven’t gotten rid of Trump yet, but Mueller seems to be closing in and hopefully it is just a matter of time.  I do think we also need to be looking at what can we do unite as liberals/progressives after the end of the Trump era.  Here are some suggestions that I…

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Bankrupting the Aged…to protect the rich

There was a powerful article recently on the New York Times website, ‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans, by Tara Siegel Bernard. It seems that more and more, aging Americans are facing bankruptcy. The reason? The rich long ago shredded the social safety net that was supposed to care for senior citizens…

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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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Russia’s Oil vs. America’s Green Energy

Russia’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports.  Part of the reason Putin wanted Donald Trump in office was he wanted to have sanctions removed so that Russia could start exporting even more oil with American investment.  The other part of the reason Putin wanted Trump in office was that it is clear to anyone…

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I Am Not the Bird Who Eats the Mayfly

I am not the bird who eats the mayfly. I am not the grass-snake approaching in silence to feed itself on the frog. I am not the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to the Saudis who are destroying a country where a child  strives to survive, though all skin and bones with legs as thin…

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The Real Impact of Steel Tariffs

Even though I attended University of Iowa College of Business pursuing a degree in Finance and Marketing over 15 years ago, I still remember a professor telling us that if anyone every really wanted to tank the economy and cause a recession the easiest way to do that would be to put a tariff on…

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Understanding how Russian Influence Works

I hope this helps shed some light on what is meant by Russian influence. My first exposure to Russian culture was when I was 13 and my stepmother took a business trip to Russia 10 days after the coup.  I got to see hundreds and hundreds of pictures of anything and everything from everyday life…

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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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