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Manufacturing Dissent

  The US has an oligarchic system of government in the wake of the Citizens/United Supreme Court ruling that legalized political bribery. It turns out that all that stuff we learned in school about representative democracy was a pleasant fairy tale for children. The … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover

  A year on it’s become clear that the McResistance to Trump’s misrule is largely about Democrats and liberals avoiding self-examination, while continuing the ruinous neoliberal and neoconservative policies that brought us to this point. For example, Trump came into office promising … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

  While our neoliberal elite have been more than willing to offshore traditional manufacturing, they’ve kept the manufacturing of consent right here in America. Though western countries claim to be democracies, they all suffer from income and wealth inequality, with many … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is thy name

  Only our unique American exceptionalism could create hypocrisy so great that it threatens to blot out the sun. Historians have documented that empires fail when the discrepancy between what elites say and what they do grows too large. It’s … Continue reading

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plus ça change

  Sometimes, I think that I’ve become too cynical. But, then I see something like this. Look, I’m for political comity as much as the next fellow, but that calculation is for a political system that crafts policies and hammers … Continue reading

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The Invisible Government

  I welcome the political awakening I see among friends and co-workers, caused in great part by the rise of Donald Trump as the leading Republican candidate, and Bernie Sanders as a challenger to the Democratic establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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