Monthly Archives: January 2017

Behind the throne

  Making sense of the Trump presidency will be challenging. It’s a new environment with all preconceived notions of the American political system vanishing. Up is down and down is up. For example, liberals, who traditionally viewed the CIA as … Continue reading

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The art of the possible

  Politics is the art of the possible. It’s not enough for Democrats to simply oppose the policies of Donald Trump, they need to offer alternatives. And, while the marches and protests organized by the DNC and supporting NGO’s are … Continue reading

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Member the Maine?

  Member? I member a¬†South Park¬†episode entitled Member Berries, which are small purple berries that utter nostalgic, so-called historical phrases, where I thought I would pee myself laughing. The focus on American citizens shallow, superficial, Disneyfied version of history, was … Continue reading

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Ruling Ideologies

  Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, the United States has been operating under the auspices of two mutually reinforcing ideologies–neoliberalism and neoconservatism. By criticizing trade treaties like the TPP and NAFTA, while promising to mend relations … Continue reading

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Necessary Lessons

  Liberals lamenting the election of Donald Trump have not absorbed the necessary lessons. Rather than examining the policies of financial neoliberalism and the identity politics that provided neoliberalism its moral veneer, they are still blaming the Russians, or the … Continue reading

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