Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bannon Bomb Tuesday

From Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College: “I don’t like to talk about politics on Facebook– political history is my job, after all, and you are my friends– but there is an important non-partisan point to make today. … Continue reading

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Protest Monday

Trump has been president for less than a week and is already on a dizzying dash to enact some of the most radically conservative initiatives this country has ever seen, including mass deportations and voter disenfranchisement, eviscerating reproductive rights, slashing … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunday

I am really impressed by the outpouring of protest participants against the goofball policies that rich boy conjures up with his faithful right wing companions. More people have been inspired and are now paying attention, that’s a good thing. Let … Continue reading

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Still Standing Rock Saturday

Despite the immense failures of the Democratic Party to live up to its stated progressive ideals, there are differences between the two major parties. Nowhere is that difference more obvious in recent days than in the decision by Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Testy Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio convened an emergency press conference on Wednesday night to address President Donald Trump’s executive order threatening to strip federal funding from “sanctuary cities,” i.e. cities where local law enforcement and city agencies generally don’t cooperate with … Continue reading

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Worrisome Wednesday

Speculation is unnecessary. All that’s required is a little knowledge of recent history. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” a history of the ways in which crises have been systematically exploited over the last half century to further … Continue reading

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