Professor Robert Reich is a public affairs commentator published in a broad range of forums. His Substack platform is always worth reading. A recent entry argues that that under Elon Musk, Twitter has fully embraced the political right. As evidence, Reich offers the robber baron’s lovefest with book-banning culture warrior Ron DeSantis.
Scraping the barrel bottom
The Trump campaign suggested journalists to be considered as moderators in 2020 Presidential debates. Jonathan Swan and Chris Wallace were not on the list. These people were…
You have no choice; you have owners.
George Carlin: “It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
Words to die by
This comes from a person who got it from a person who got it from a place unknown. Apologies to the original creator but I think it’s worth a look.
Oh, Billy. We don’t actually practice these things. We only preach them.
Republican’s genius strategy
History Professor Alfred McCoy produced The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia in 1972. The CIA interfered with the book’s publication but its condemnation of American complicity in the drug trade is accepted as accurate and reliable. Dr. McCoy appeared with Jeremy Scahill on the March 7 edition of Intercepted Podcast. I found their wide ranging discussion informative, shocking and alarming…
Deep-seated seething fury is 2016 frontrunner
Now that Ted Cruz has dropped from the race, it is time to consider the Presidential candidate suggested in 2012 by one important American media outlet. The Onion After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot […]
Lots of shock, tons of awe – You can help!
H/T: Susan H
Bombs & explosives are chemical weapons
An eastern blogger, who I previously mentioned in this estimable piece, is a loquacious commentator for a preeminent corporate welfare bum. On his website Saturday, he was cheering for an escalation of death […]
The other 47% watch
Willard Mitt Romney: “…there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for […]
Did you know?
The Great Star Fleet At the turn of the 20th Century, the Alaska Packers Association assembled the largest fleet of privately owned sailing ships in the world. It was an era in […]
A caution for Canada’s Conservative Party
Six CPC members of Parliament may be deposed if the Federal Court accepts allegations of widespread voter suppression during the May 2011 election. This action, to be heard in December, is separate […]
Like Emily Litella, without the never mind
NBC anchor Brian Williams told election night viewers, “Donald Trump, who has driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible here, is tweeting tonight.” In […]
Romney admires a "statesman" friend
Romney noted that Beck’s “approach is refreshing” and that he “tries to focus his message on action…on learning the principles of freedom and liberty, on standing up and making your voice heard, […]
Tax avoidance, crippled services, monster deficits
“The Republicans have got the facts backward. A rising tide definitely raises all boats. They somehow believe that rising boats raise all tides.” William O. Beeman, commenting on Bill, Barack and Us […]
One reason why the rich stay that way
Harry Reid: Bain Investor Told Me That Mitt Romney ‘Didn’t Pay Any Taxes For 10 Years’, Huffington Post, July 31, 2012 WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he […]
It is an old and cruel tactic
The Battle of Blair Mountain, Chris Hedges, Truthdig: …Reduce wages and benefits to subsistence level. Break unions. Gut social assistance programs. Buy and sell elected officials and judges. Fill the airwaves with […]
Hero – redefined
Bravery and drone pilots, Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, July 10, 2012 “The Pentagon is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to drone pilots who work on military bases often far removed from the […]
Salute democracy while suppressing it
In British online news magazine The Week, Alexander Cockburn gives his take on America. Had he turned eyes north, the American based writer would have noticed similar trends in Canada. “…if there’s […]
Parenting, North Carolina style
North Carolina Pastor Encourages Parents to Use Violence on Effeminate Children “Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. […]