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

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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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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…



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Most conservative, liberal cities

No real surprises on this list. Other than my metropolitan area of residence, Knoxville, Tenn., which should probably be near the top of this list on the conservative side. Not sure why it isn’t. Of course,…




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The bankruptcy of supply-side economics

The following video, which, judging by the title, aims to “explain” economics to liberals, was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, and while I know it was intended to be humorous and not…