Monthly Archives: May 2018

Making the connection

  Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA director. Now that we have a torturer in charge of our premier intelligence agency it’s appropriate to make the connection between the economic and foreign policies of the US empire. Neoliberalism … Continue reading

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No mercy in this land

  There is no mercy in this land. We have one political party that makes no bones about its support for plutocratic rule and another that pretends to support democracy while surreptitiously aiding the wealthy and powerful at every opportunity. … Continue reading

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We the Precariat

  Here’s an observation from Lambert at Naked Capitalism that perfectly captures the precarious world that’s been created by the advance of neoliberalism. “So, Walmart spends squillions destroying public education, and then pays low wages because people can’t read or … Continue reading

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Special kind of stupid

  Our leaders seem to believe that the American people are a special kind of stupid. The latest propaganda campaign against Iran demonstrates that at this point they’re just going through the motions. As any half-wit could have foreseen, Trump … Continue reading

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That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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