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Look Around

  The US has been at war since 9/11. First Bush, then Obama, now Trump, waging forever war. With all the outrage directed at the Trump Administration’s actions at the border it’s like Americans have developed amnesia about our forever wars … 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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Predatory Society

  I’ve been writing recently about US foreign policy and the lack of interest among Americans with the horrific results of these policies. If we’re honest, (and I sincerely believe that this is why the disinterest), US foreign policy is largely … Continue reading

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Open for Business

  Neoliberalism has trumped our democratic values and institutions by substituting a cost-benefit and efficiency rational. Political discourse is framed only in entrepreneurial terms where the management of a market-economy confers a government the legitimacy to carry out domestic and … 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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QE for you and me

  Donald Trump is many things–racist, reality TV star, torture advocate, strong leader with fascist tendencies. However, Trump is also a truth-teller, in that he has repeatedly challenged conventional wisdom, as articulated by the American political and media elite. He’s kind of … Continue reading

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Sowing the Wind

Recently a friend asked me about the refugee crisis in Europe. “What’s it all about? Why are these people fleeing their countries with their children? I explained that the existential refugee crisis in Europe is directly caused by US wars … Continue reading

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