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Phoenix Voters Rebuff Koch, Pick Train

From CommonDreams: Phoenix Voters ‘Say Yes to the Future,’ Rejecting Koch-Backed Effort to Ban Light Rail Expansion in Least Sustainable US City “Fantastic news, tinged with a bit of sadness that David Koch didn’t live to see Phoenix voters reject his poisonous vision.” by Julia Conley Nice to know that even in death, David Koch…

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Meet Mr. Styx

From the parody and comedy site Hard Drive: David Koch Still on Wrong Side of River Styx After Refusing to Pay One-Cent Ferry Tax The scary thing? It’s possible.

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Paul Rand: Super Scum

From The Hill: Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund Rand, you are a grotesque, slime-dripping, pig-faced, shit-brained, sleaze… And we know where you’re headed.  

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Cruz is right about Space Pirates…sorta

Back in May, Ted Cruz got himself in serious trouble by defending Trump’s proposed “Space Force” on the grounds that it might be needed to deal with Space Pirates. Lots of people chortled about that. But, let’s confess, he had a point. We are moving rapidly towards the commercialization of space — at least the…

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National Parks, Shutdown, Libertarianism

So I read the other day that when Trump (partially) shutdown the government, he effectively shut down the national parks. The rangers and others who would have otherwise staffed the parks…taking tickets, clearing roads, maintaining bathrooms, providing police services, etc. …were shut out. Thus the parks were left to themselves. But people kept right on…

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Can Ayn Rand Be Saved?

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Late last year, there was an intriguing article in Politico, The Next Koch Doesn’t Like Politics. It seems that the Koch Brothers, the famous “Libertarian” billionaires who have done so much to shatter the American centralist consensus in politics, are growing old. So, increasingly the massive foundations and political networks they’ve created are being transferred…

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The War On Diabetics

There is a fascinating article on the National Public Radio’s site this month, ‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives’: Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices by Bram Sable-Smith. In it, Sable-Smith looks at how diabetics are risking serious injury…even death!…because Big Pharma has elected to push the price of their life-saving insulin to sky-high prices. As a…

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The Ride Of The Four

There’s a terrifying article over on the Washington Post’s website, ‘Like a horror film’: The efforts to contain Ebola in a war zone by Max Bearak. In it, Bearak looks at how Eastern Congo is now being savaged by both war and disease. Attempts to save whole populations from the Ebola virus are being frustrated…

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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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Social Darwinism: A Misunderstanding

Editor’s Note: There is a fascinating article over on Salon about Social Darwinism, a term the Right employs but doesn’t actually understand. This week, Burt Gretzinger explicates the Salon article and notes just how dim our pseudo-conservatives really are.   We have a group… a Party… a sometime-cult of stupidity which often rejects anything outside…

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