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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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Job Interview

  The 51 State Department officials who signed a memo urging the Obama administration to bomb Syria must be applying for a position in the future Hillary Clinton administration. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made it known that she favors … Continue reading

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The Memory Hole

  The successful Russian intervention in Syria’s civil war is causing a great hue and cry within US media and think-tanks. The latest outburst is, The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency, by Charles Lister, a visiting Fellow … Continue reading

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Contradictions

What do secret wars, regime change, spying on Americans, and bailouts for Wall Street have in common? They’re all policies of the deep state, according to Mike Lofgren, the Republican congressional staffer who wrote the groundbreaking essay Anatomy of a … Continue reading

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