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Propaganda is Bipartisan

  “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, consevatives were whipped into a frenzy by propaganda. During Russia-gate, it’s been the liberals turn … Continue reading

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Epistemic Enclosure

  Liberal intellectuals are going to have stop snickering at Fox News watching conservatives with the release of the Mueller Report. The term “epistemic closure” has been used to refer to the claim that political belief systems can be closed … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Winner

  On Veterans Day George W. Bush and his wife Laura were given the $100,000 Liberty Medal by Joe Biden at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center for their work with veterans. You can’t make this shit up. Lately I’ve come up with a … Continue reading

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Après moi, le déluge

  Last week, I neglected to mention one of the key drivers of American nihilism–elite impunity. As David Sirota recounts in a new article, since Enron, America has become an elite accountability free-zone. “Our society has been fundamentally altered by … Continue reading

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Do you realize what you’ve done?

  This obsession with Russia-gate among our liberal elites is absolutely bizarre. I lived through the later part of the Cold War, when President Reagan labeled the Soviet Union the “evil empire,” and I don’t recall this level of anti-Russian … Continue reading

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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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