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Don Emmerich
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American Politics and Conflicts of Interest
Politico's Katy O'Donnell writes , "No matter who wins in November, the next president will bring enormous potential conflicts of interest to the Oval Office...Americans could see a leader regulating the same banks that lend the Trump Organization millions ...

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Reading Carl Bernstein's 'A Woman in Charge'
Carl Bernstein's A Woman in Charge  is a painstaking and I think honest biography of Hillary Clinton. It dispelled me of some myths I'd grown up hearing from my Republican family. I'd been taught, for instance, that Hillary was an opportunist who latched on...

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Carl Bernstein's Biography of Hillary Clinton
Carl Bernstein's A Woman in Charge  is a painstaking and I think honest biography of Hillary Clinton. It dispelled me of some myths I'd grown up hearing from my Republican family. I'd been taught, for instance, that Hillary was an opportunist who latched on...

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Two Must-Reads for Bernie-or-Busters
First, Noam Chomsky argues  why progressives in swing states should vote for Hillary Clinton. Here are some highlights from his article: "The broader lesson to be drawn is not to shy away from confronting the dominance of the political system under the mana...

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Why We Can't Agree about Basic Facts
Dan Kahan defines motivated cognition as "the unconscious tendency of individuals to fit their processing of information to conclusions that suit some end or goal." Sports fans provide a great example of this, as they tend to believe that controversial offi...

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Yes, Bernie Bros, Hillary really is progressive
Many conservatives fear that Hillary Clinton is a raging liberal, while the Bernie Bros make her sound like the modern incarnation John C. Calhoun. Hillary is certainly not as liberal as Bernie Sanders, a self-described "socialist," but there can be no doub...

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Bernie Bros and Gary Johnson
And so many Bernie Bros are turning to Gary Johnson. This phenomenon been written about some, and I've recently seen examples of it on Facebook. I find this so frustrating because it's not like Gary Johnson is Bernie-lite. Hillary is the Bernie-lite candida...

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Explaining Bernie or Busters
I find the Bernie or Bust crowd infuriatingly irrational.  I've argued before that a Hillary Clinton presidency would be a boon to the progressive movement. I think my argument was well-reasoned and well-supported. But Bernie-or-Busters -- or simply, BoBs -...

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The Case Against Donald Trump
Writing this article feels kind of pointless and silly. I shouldn't need to make a case against Donald Trump because the case against Donald Trump seems so obvious. And yet as I scroll through my Facebook feed, I see that some friends are supporting him, an...

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Index
Activism general,  11/09 ,  12/09 voting,  04/08 ,  11/08 ,  10/10 ,  05/10 Birth control:  11/12 Blowback:  12/09 ,  01/10 ,  03/10 ,  05/10 ,  05/10 Corporatism:  03/11 Death denial            Aurora  shooting,  07/12 arts,  07/12           Beck, Richard:...
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