MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

Politics and race

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Pruitt as microcosm of the GOP

This post can be read as a follow-up to “Heil to the Drumpf.” *** Scott Pruitt, like so many other recent nominees to President Donald Trump’s cabinet — easily the most unqualified set of selections in American…


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Heil to the Drumpf

Trump was not elected on a platform of decency, fairness, moderation, compromise, and the rule of law; he was elected, in the main, on a platform of resentment. Fascism is not our future—it cannot be;…


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All aboard for Lemmingville

Now that the two conventions are out of the way and we are headed hard and fast toward election day — or, in Donald Trump’s case, limping — both parties, and in American politics in general, really…


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The gathering storm

Anyone trying to figure out how Donald Trump became the presumptive presidential nominee of one of the two most powerful parties in the United States, itself the most powerful nation in the world, would have had…



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Clinton can’t shake off the ‘damn emails’

Although Sen. Bernie Sanders proclaimed back in November 2015 that America was “sick and tired of hearing about (Hillary Clinton’s) damn emails,” we’re going to have to continue hearing about them, I’m afraid, as the…



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Election of unelectables

If anything has become certain this election, it must be that, unless both presidential primaries end up being decided at the conventions and more likable and less divisive candidates are foisted to the surface, Americans are going…