Category: Opinion

We Need A Free Press

Paris, France January 15, 1787 I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep …

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They Needed A Study For This?

While scanning the news, I came across this article in the Associated Press by Seth Borenstein: Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth. Since this is something I am quite certain is a fact, I had to read it just for laughs. Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information …

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On Neoliberalism, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West

THIS Op-Ed at Truthout should be required reading. When you cut through the who, to the heart of the debate, the actual record of results, good policy is good politics. Too Terrified to Enter an Arena of Ideas? The Debate Over Cornel West’s Critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates Thursday, January 04, 2018 By Ejike Obineme, Truthout …

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The Russian Connection: The Monkeys Are Throwing Wrenches

The school of dirty tricks has gotten more ingenious and nefarious in the age of the internet. Rachel Maddow Says Forged NSA Document Being Shopped Around To News Outlets By Rachel Shapiro, HuffPost MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said she had a “strange scoop” to share with audiences Thursday night after receiving what she believes is a …

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Now A Word From Lord Buckethead

While ek hornbeck has been dong his happy dance and gloating over the electoral spanking a that Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative party took, the politics over the UK withdrawal from the European Union got complicated. The host of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver has found the answer to their “Brexit Prayers”: …

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No Sympathy

I recently received a survey from the Democratic National Committee. It asked about by concerns and legislative priorities. It also asked this question: Please rank the following elements of the DNC’s election strategy in order of importance to you. (1 = most important. 11 = not as important) I read the choices a couple of …

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The Late Night Post Debate Fall Out

Never mind the print media’s and talking head take on last night’s brawl debate between the vice presidential candidates Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Governor Mike Pence (R-IN). Yes, Sen. Kaine was scrappy and rude but it’s hard not to be when your opponent is a creepy zombie repeating lies and denying the fact that …

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John Oliver: 2016 Suicide Pact

“Last Week Tonight” won’t be back until July 24 but the host, John Oliver, checked in with a web exclusive to tell us who he is endorsing.

“Yes, I DO Want To Take Your Guns Away!”

That is what Samantha Bee, host of the TBS show “Full Frontal,” said last night in a righteous rant about the massacre in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning and I’m with her. There is no reason for any civilian to own an Ar-15 or any weapon similar to it. “Well, here we are,” Bee began. …

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Michael Moore: Flint Was A Hate Crime And Taking Down Trump

During a ten minute interview with Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time,” activist and Academy award winning documentary producer Michael Moore discussed his new film “Where to Invade Next;” how the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, Michigan was a race hate; rips President Barack Obama for drinking the water; and plans with Bill …

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Not Easy Bein’ Green (Bernie or Bust versus Lesser Evil)

I while back in a piece called Playing the Medium Long Game I promised I’d make the case that Bernie, win big or lose big, is the Lesser Evil. Upon some reflection, me, calling Bernie the Lesser Evil is what the professionals call an inartful choice of words. I can live with that. It’s primary …

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Republican Debate #11; Now There Are Four

Tonight is the eleventh Republican debate and, as Matt Taibbi noted , we have a sobriety problem. Only four of the original nineteen candidates will take the stage tonight after retired brain surgeon Ben Carson announced Wednesday that he would not participate since after the Tuesday primaries he saw “no path forward.” He hasn’t formally …

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