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Heck of a job Brownie

  If you wonder why America is in terminal decline, look no further than the lack of accountability. Not for us, silly. Under the regime of neoliberal-flavored-austerity there’s extreme accountability. Fuck-up and you’ll be living in a van down-by-the-river. No, … Continue reading

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War is a Product

  Fifteen years ago our neocon-foreign-policy elite sold us a war based on fraudulent intelligence. They acquired much of this intelligence through torture. Saddam Hussein was accused of having weapons of mass destruction. He had none. Iraq was illegally attacked and … Continue reading

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Double Down

  The neocons are relentless. When one of their plans fails, they simply double down. Take their signature invasion of Iraq to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. Of course, there were no weapons, but never mind. They got rid of … Continue reading

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Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

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The Axis of Stupid

  Between Trump’s UN speech and the new Committee to Investigate Russia, I don’t know who’s dumber–Trump, or the disparate faction that seems determined to take him down. The Committee to Investigate Russia is sponsored by Hollywood director Rob Reiner, who … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far. Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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There Are Alternatives

  Neoliberalism is like a religious cult, with dogma to be upheld, apostates to cast out, and fervent belief in place of critical thinking. Margaret Thatcher well articulated the inflexibility of neoliberalism when she insisted that–“there is no alternative.” The … Continue reading

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