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Pipeline-Istan

  The Russian sanctions bill has got to be one of the most perverse pieces of legislation that I’ve ever seen. Since WWII the presidency has increased its power vis-a-vis congress in relation to foreign policy and the ability to … Continue reading

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All the fake news that’s fit to print

  The corporate-media is still freaking-out over fake news. Their concern would have a lot more credibility and sympathy if these so-called respectable news outlets hadn’t been responsible for so much propaganda. Does anyone remember mushroom clouds, aluminum tubes, and weapons … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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The ideology that failed

  Neoliberalism is a failed ideology that has immiserated millions of ordinary citizens. Like communism, neoliberalism benefits a small cohort of elites at the expense of everyone else. Under communism, the vanguard of the proletariat, i.e. members of the Communist … Continue reading

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Out of the shadows

  After 70 years of anonymity the deep state has fully emerged from the shadows. In the wake of the surprise resignation of Trump’s national-security-advisor, Michael Flynn,  stories about the deep state are everywhere, from the New York Times, to Naked … Continue reading

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Illusion only is sacred, truth profane

  There was much pearl-clutching by the corporate media when Trump blurted out the truth of US foreign policy in a recent interview with Fox host, Bill O’ Reilly. “There are a lot of killers.” Trump responded. “We’ve got a lot … Continue reading

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Necessary Lessons

  Liberals lamenting the election of Donald Trump have not absorbed the necessary lessons. Rather than examining the policies of financial neoliberalism and the identity politics that provided neoliberalism its moral veneer, they are still blaming the Russians, or the … Continue reading

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