Category Archives: politics

Putin and Bannon (and Trump) agree on the need for “traditionalism” to guard against the loss of national, cultural, religious values & identities

Sometimes the The Atlantic Monthly has articles like this, It’s Putin’s World, that just change your basic understanding of the world. In this case, Putin has inverted the Cold War narrative. Back in Soviet times, the West was the enemy … Continue reading

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Six Reasons for Trump’s Rise that No One Talks about

The actual article’s title is How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind The six themes are: It’s Not About Red And Blue States — It’s About The Country Vs. The City City People Are From A Different Goddamned Planet … Continue reading

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America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide.

From the article “Farewell, America” by Bill Moyers: America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, … Continue reading

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Autocracy: Rules for Survival (nybooks.com)

Autocracy: Rules for Survival Rule #1: Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking that he is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization. Rule #2: Do not be taken in … Continue reading

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No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along – Charles Blow’s uncompromising rejection of Trump after Trump’s apparently conciliatory meeting at the New York Times

No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting down from rabid after exploiting that very radicalism to your advantage. Unrepentant opportunism belies a staggering lack of character and caring that can’t … Continue reading

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The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President (The Atlantic)

The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President As Michael Signer explains in his book, the framers were particularly afraid of the people choosing a demagogue. The electors, Hamilton believed, would prevent someone with “talents … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Resist Trump (NYTimes)

The Right Way to Resist Trump ..the Berlusconi parallel could offer an important lesson in how to avoid transforming a razor-thin victory into a two-decade affair.  Mr. Berlusconi was able to govern Italy for as long as he did mostly … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (Wash Post)

I think this article from the Washington Post pretty much sums it up for me: Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal … Continue reading

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Words LCV members used to describe Donald Trump

The League of Conservation Voters asked it’s members to describe Donald Trump — here are the top results!

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Why is my WiFi slow? (because of a total lack of planning?)

The article Why is my WiFi slow? Why does my WiFi keep dropping out? addresses the technical issues of why WiFi sucks, but just treats the situation as given from G-d.  It’s not.   This is what happens when the mantra … Continue reading

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