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Race and Class

  How, in a nation based on slavery and genocide, did a black man like Obama get elected president? That’s the question I’m left with after reading Ta-Nehisi-Coates masterful essay on race entitled–The First White President. Coates central assertion is … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” When Charles Dickens wrote the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities it was in reference to London and Paris during the French Revolution, but his epochal depiction … Continue reading

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Evil Is Easy (Part 2)

  Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail-banks, and the financial industry control our lives for the worse. How did this come to pass? From the New Deal up until the 80’s finance was heavily regulated, staid, boring even. Finance was also a … Continue reading

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The submerged state

  If the Democrats ever want to win another election they need to abandon neoliberalism. Post-Watergate Democrats turned their backs on the central tenet of the New Deal–that government should help Americans. In the process, they quit representing unions and … Continue reading

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The Pawl

  The recent election and its aftermath have been instructive. Americans who supported Bernie Sanders, were castigated as naive, political utopians who failed to understand that the only option was to support Hillary, lest the evil Orange-One prevail. And now … Continue reading

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Behind the throne

  Making sense of the Trump presidency will be challenging. It’s a new environment with all preconceived notions of the American political system vanishing. Up is down and down is up. For example, liberals, who traditionally viewed the CIA as … Continue reading

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The art of the possible

  Politics is the art of the possible. It’s not enough for Democrats to simply oppose the policies of Donald Trump, they need to offer alternatives. And, while the marches and protests organized by the DNC and supporting NGO’s are … Continue reading

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