Category Archives: The Soviet

U.S. Foreign Policy Always Requires An Opponent. Sanders Found A Good One

Senator Bernie Sanders coined a good phrase in a recent op-ed, “the international authoritarian axis“–though I would have gone with “the axis of authoritarianism” (boldface mine): At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Senator Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act

Last week, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act. While it obviously would never pass a Republican Congress, here’s what the bill proposes (boldface mine): Requires very large American corporations to obtain a federal charter as a “United … Continue reading

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If A Democrat Had Done This…

Unbelievable (boldface mine): The outgoing White House also became concerned about the Trump team’s handling of classified information. After learning that highly sensitive documents from a secure room at the transition’s Washington headquarters were being copied and removed from the … Continue reading

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An Actual 1950s Style Witch Hunt In Brooklyn

Some on the left have referred to the attempt to determine if Russia affected the election–or has its hooks into the Trump clan–as a ‘Red scare’ or even McCarthyism. Well, an ongoing investigation of a Brooklyn, NY high school principal … Continue reading

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What’s The Technical Reason To Not Believe Russia Interfered In U.S. Elections?

A side note before I address the question asked by the post title: one incredibly frustrating thing is how most post-election commentary (well, and pre-election too) are arguments by proxy. One issue is raised to bash someone over another one. … Continue reading

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Words Have No Meaning: The Margaret Thatcher Edition

“Right-wing rhetoric, values, beliefs, and policy stances are as real and meaningful as Margaret Thatcher’s anti-communism: they exist only to manipulate and energize the right-wing constituency, to provide power for enactment of entirely unrelated policies for entirely self-serving reasons.”
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Was Sully EATED?

Where are all the turkeys?
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