Larry Wines: More baubles. More bling. More ostentatious expressions of your ability to buy expensive stuff you can’t afford, but that you must buy to show the Joneses you’re ahead of them in the pecking order of consumerism.
Archives for November 2017
Murray Polner: The real question for amnesiac, distracted Americans, is whether any American President, now or in the future, can be stopped or delayed even though he or she has the sole right to decide when and if to start a nuclear war.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The victories of Jenkins and Cunningham are also significant with respect to the transphobic and homophobic policies of the U.S. Education Department under conservative Christian zealot Betsey De Vos.
Dan Embree: We’ve taken up a collection at the Retrofit to pay Junior’s legal expenses because somebody heard that the Republican National Committee, who had been paying those expenses, remembered that he wasn’t on their payroll and that ex-DNC Chair Reince Priebus (remember him?) was on their payroll and they weren’t picking up his tab.
Berry Craig: Republicans like Moore who have turned the party of Lincoln and Liberty into the party of Confederate revanchists, social Darwinists, white nationalists and reactionary evangelical Christians
uring the spring of 1999, as part of Voices in the Wilderness’s campaign to end indiscriminately lethal U.S./U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, the Fellowship of Reconciliation arranged for two Nobel Peace laureates, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire, to visit the country. Before their travel, Voices activists helped organize meetings for them with a range […]
Dan Embree: Don’t be under any illusions about Jared’s loyalty to you in the long run. He knows about prison life from when his father was doing federal time, and, count on it, his dreams feature a 300-pound cell-mate named Raul with tattoos on his face.
Dan Embree: AG Jeff “The Amnesiac” Sessions allowed the DOJ to drop the charges against a woman who laughed at him during his confirmation hearing, when the judge ruled that laughing at a clown is protected by the First Amendment.
Dan Embree: Melba’s been complaining that Melania doesn’t seem to have a “thing” – you know like Nancy Reagan had ”Just Say No”, which solved the drug problem that time, and Betty Ford had “breast cancer awareness”
Organizing Immigrant Farmworkers
WJ Astore: Does it matter to Americans if the true count of civilian deaths is closer to 10,000 than 500? To most Americans, sadly, I’m not sure it matters.
Dan Embree: I think Ms Briskman is what is called “trending”. So it is time to “shift the narrative”, by which I mean scare the bejesus out of everybody by pointing menacingly somewhere else – maybe at Venezuela or Ukraine.
Walter Moss: Is being called “old” an insult? When I was Trump’s age (eight years ago), I already considered myself old. Was I insulting myself for thinking so?