Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Invisible Government

  I welcome the political awakening I see among friends and co-workers, caused in great part by the rise of Donald Trump as the leading Republican candidate, and Bernie Sanders as a challenger to the Democratic establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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The Whig Party

  Conventional wisdom says that the Republicans will go the way of the Whig party if Donald Trump is the Republican candidate for president. The Whig party was formed in “opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson (in office 1829–37) and his Democratic … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Economic insecurity does strange things to a society. When both political parties pursue economic policies that benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of the population those who are left behind turn to an alternative. Welcome Donald … Continue reading

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Kindness is a Revolutionary Act

  The Frankenstein candidacy of Donald Trump has been brought to life by neoliberal economic policies pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike. To be sure, Trump’s rise is predicated on his appeal to racial resentments and xenophobia. Normally this racism … Continue reading

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Queen of the Neocons

  Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a neocon problem. Clinton has just been endorsed for president by neoconservative intellectual, Robert Kagan, a longtime Republican who recognizes that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the presumptive favorite, would be hostile to neoconservative … Continue reading

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