Tag Archives: Neoliberalism

Texas is the Future

From Alexander Cockburn: The prospect of life under an administration populated with avaricious plutocrats, xenophobes, and religious fanatics may chill the blood of countless Americans, but Texans have been living in such conditions for decades. Pertinent examples abound, not least … Continue reading

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Earth to Mars

From FiveThirtyEight: “By far and away, the most important [moment in space geopolitics] has to do with what happened at the end of the Cold War, when the U.S. brought Russia aboard the space station,” said W. Henry Lambright, professor … Continue reading

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Trump’s Class War

I’ve always felt pity rather than hatred for Barack Obama.  His white grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was a real asshole who wanted a boy and so named his daughter after him.  Her resulting hatred of him was such that she engaged … Continue reading

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Food Lion

Bear with me; I don’t think you’ll regret it. Food Lion drove off the local grocery stores before I left Liberty twenty years ago.  Since then, I’ve lived out of the Greensboro store on Lawndale and at work out of … Continue reading

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How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul

From Matt Stoller at The Atlantic: While not a household name today, Wright Patman was a legend in his time. His congressional career spanned 46 years, from 1929 to 1976. In that near-half-century of service, Patman would wage constant war … Continue reading

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The Invisible Wage Class

We are invisible as they do not take notice of us. They ignore their privilege and are forgiven: [T]o the privileged, privilege is invisible. That’s not just a matter of personal cluelessness, or of personal isolation from the less privileged, … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back

From Chris Hedges: Latin America looks set to be plunged once again into a period of dictatorial control and naked corporate exploitation. The governments of Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela, which is on the brink of collapse, have had to fight … Continue reading

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