Tag Archives: Republican Cruelty

Trump Change

And then it was over: A bitterly divided Senate cleared the way for Brett M. Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court justice as President Trump’s nominee secured the support of a handful of wavering senators in a tumultuous confirmation … Continue reading

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Confirming Cruelty

Okay, there would be a resolution to all this: Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh moved closer to confirmation as the Senate prepared for a key vote Friday, with Republicans arguing that an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations exonerated … Continue reading

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Addressing Poverty

Government exists to perpetuate itself, by establishing and maintaining a certain kind of orderliness, and defending that orderliness against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That’s about it, for monarchies and dictatorships and theocracies and democracies and any other possible arrangement … Continue reading

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For Fifty Years Now

Fifty years is a long time ago, and no one remembers what happened then, whatever it was, as if it was yesterday. Wednesday, January 8, 1964 – that would have been the next to last year of high school, in … Continue reading

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Catching the Populism Wave

Not that planning is stupid, but most Americans follow the surfing theory of career development. You sit with your high school guidance counsellor and talk about what you want to do with your life, and there may be aptitude and … Continue reading

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