Tag Archives: Barak Obama

Race and Class

  How, in a nation based on slavery and genocide, did a black man like Obama get elected president? That’s the question I’m left with after reading Ta-Nehisi-Coates masterful essay on race entitled–The First White President. Coates central assertion is … Continue reading

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I don’t miss W.

  In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, I saw a bumper sticker on a car that said: I Miss W. The car was festooned with other stickers that led me to believe that the owner was a liberal. Oh, great, … Continue reading

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Concentrated

  Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods has raised alarms about economic concentration. No corporation epitomizes monopoly better than Amazon, who’s business model is predicated on losing money with their super-low prices in order to capture market share. Their dominant position then … Continue reading

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The Pawl

  The recent election and its aftermath have been instructive. Americans who supported Bernie Sanders, were castigated as naive, political utopians who failed to understand that the only option was to support Hillary, lest the evil Orange-One prevail. And now … Continue reading

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Like Ike

  Before he took office, President Obama professed his admiration of President Reagan. Lately he’s behaving like President Eisenhower. Eisenhower, after creating the military-industrial-complex and nascent deep state, famously warned against it. As he was leaving office. Many Americans remember Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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For the good of the country

  How did a monster like Trump win? The short answer is that Hillary was a uniquely horrible candidate, as I detail here. She was also the establishment candidate in an anti-establishment election. The Democratic Party also bears a large … Continue reading

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plus ça change

  Sometimes, I think that I’ve become too cynical. But, then I see something like this. Look, I’m for political comity as much as the next fellow, but that calculation is for a political system that crafts policies and hammers … Continue reading

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