Category Archives: Politics

Maps Paint a Dark Future for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Yessenia Funes | Gizmodo The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last pristine landscapes in America. Tucked along the northern border of Alaska and Canada, the nearly 20 million acres of wilderness is home to a variety … Continue reading

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What Would Joseph Campbell Think?

I love this… I am often thinking about Joseph Cambell and his brilliant view on modern life and the human condition through the lens of mankind’s myths and mythology. – cPaul From BILLMOYERS.COM: A Facebook member responded to our recent post Bill Moyers … Continue reading

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The USA is NOT Energy Independent

A few of my American friends who are currently cheering the Trump-Administration have crowed on Trump’s declaration that the USA is energy independent, a talking-point that Trump re-claimed at the recent State of the Union Address. That does not jive … Continue reading

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is Becoming a Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal. by Sam Pizzigati | Posted at Common Dreams today This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing  “the sharpest … Continue reading

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Vote the Common Good

As the distance for the 2020 US Presidental Election shortens, and the back-and-forth bickering suggests “civil war” more than “civil discourse”, here’s a USA -based Christian political group that makes sense to me as an outsider. While the usual rhetoric … Continue reading

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The New Deal was partly motivated by a desire to kill the fake news epidemic of the Gilded Age

by  CORY DOCTOROW at Boing Boing / 6:15 AM TUE JAN 7, 2020 100 years ago, wealthy people bought up newspapers as fast as they could, then used them to smear progressive reformers, inventing lies (“Congressmen don’t pay taxes!”) to discredit the entire … Continue reading

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Here’s what could be lost if Trump bombs Iran’s cultural treasures

Yes, there’s a lot wrong with the track of the Iran government’s hard-line policies, especially those related to Israel. However, the American powers that be seem to believe it’s time to take the “civil” out of western-civilization. Folks, the international … Continue reading

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Is Trumpism a Cult?

Has Trumpism become a cult? A new book by Sean Illing, a former cult member, makes the case. Sean Illing of VOX recently had a conversation with Steve Hassan. The question almost feels like a provocation. And yet more and … Continue reading

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A Gangster In The Whitehouse

I was trying to avoid the depressing vortex of American politics during the Holidays. However, came across this article by David Frum in the Atlantic that is worth a read. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/12/donald-trumps-gangster-white-house/604216/

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Nothing Less Than a Civil War

“Great American Pizza & Subs, on a highway about 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas, was busier and Trumpier than usual. On any given day it serves “M.A.G.A. Subs” and “Liberty Bell Lasagna.” The “Second Amendment” pizza comes “loaded” with … Continue reading

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