Hillary Hates Again

Counterpunch, September 9., 2017 When “mainstream” (corporate) media talks about the terrible role that hate is playing in American political life the discussion is usually about partisan contempt between Democrats and Republicans or heated conflicts between “radical extremes” like the alt-right and the so-called alt-left (Antifa). You don’t hear much about the longstanding and dripping contempt the [...]

By | 2017-09-21T15:37:38+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Articles|

Eco-cidal Madness & Moronic Farce

ZNet, September 9, 2017 In the late summer of 2017, the United States was hit by two epic hurricanes, each of which took lives and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.  Record-setting wildfires raged on the nation’s West coast and a devastating drought plagued much of the nation’s northern Great Plains. Like Hurricane [...]

By | 2017-09-09T10:20:34+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Articles|

The Silence of Good People

Truthdig, 9-6-2017 Editor’s note: This essay was written before Hurricane Irma emerged in the Caribbean. Irma is another historic superstorm whose fury is significantly fueled by climate change. I naturally disapprove strongly of the virulent white racists who gathered to violently defend Confederate “slave power” statues in Charlottesville, Va., two weekends ago, but I’ll say [...]

By | 2017-09-06T15:37:13+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles|

If Hillary Had Won

Counterpunch, 9-1-2017 The Idiotic Lecture I Keep Getting A recurrent problem with some who read Left essays on U.S. politics is that a writer of such essays can’t criticize a Republican policymaker or politician without some “radical” reader sending that writer a snotty lecture on the writer’s supposed failure to understand that Barack Obama, the [...]

By | 2017-09-06T15:25:51+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles|

Herr Donald, Sheriff Joe, Hurricane Harvey, and the Fate of the Republic

Counterpunch 8-30-2017 Good Timing Let history record that the leading climate change-denier and eco-exterminist, arch-authoritarian petro-capitalist United States President Donald Trump threatened to shut-down the federal government as the capitalogenically cooked waters in the Gulf of Mexico swirled on their path to an epic tropical storm that would epically flood Houston and much of southeast [...]

By | 2017-09-06T15:19:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles|

The Road to Charlottesville: Reflections on 21st Century U.S. Capitalist Racism

Counterpunch, August 25, 2017 Racism’s Surface and Deeper Levels The United States, where median Black household wealth is less than 7 cents on the white household dollar and where the mild slogan “Black lives matter” is considered controversial, is still very much a racist nation.  Grasping the nature of this national racism in 21stcentury means [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:20:56+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Articles|

A Lesson on Slavery for White America

Truthdig, August 22, 2017 Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting Thursday on the tearing down of Confederate statues in the U.S. South: Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:09:49+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Articles|

“Deep State” Rules on Beneath CNN Mock Shock at NapoleDon BonaTrump

Counterpunch, August 22, 2017 It was entertaining to watch the talking heads of CNN act surprised at the Madness of King Donald regarding North Korea and Charlottesville last week. All Quite Predictable What was surprising about Donald Trump’s unhinged threats of “fire and fury” and “an event the likes of which nobody’s ever seen” on [...]

By | 2017-08-25T15:24:36+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Articles|

Why Trump Could Be Gone Before 2020

Counterpunch, August 20, 2017 A story that appeared in the leading  inside-Washington political journal The Hill last week bore a headline that ought to send a chill down the spine of anyone who believes in democracy: “Half of Republicans Would Back Postponing 2020 Election if Trump Proposed It.” Read the report’s opening 90 words and [...]

By | 2017-08-25T15:13:55+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Articles|

The Korean Missile Crisis vs. the Cuban Missile Crisis

Truthdig, August 13, 2017 One of the more irritating claims made by members of the John F. Kennedy cult holds that JFK heroically saved humanity from annihilation during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. In one sense, the claim is true. During the crisis, the president overrode many people in his inner National Security [...]

By | 2017-08-25T15:08:21+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Articles|
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