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Do we have too much conflict in American politics?
Luke Savage has a thoughtful article on the need for conflict in US politics, American Politics Could Use More Conflict Jacobin 11.19.2018. He challenges readers to push back on the common notion among the American commentariat and many Democratic leaders t...
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A memorable parody of "The Sounds of Silence"
This is a genuinely inspired parody for the Age of Trump.  It's been out there for a year or more. But I didn't come across it until a Facebook friend posted it just now. The You Tube version by Don Caron and Linda Goweris for the parody project is here,  C...
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Jerry Brown on the California fires
Trump was in California meeting with Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom about the horrible fires going on there now. Here is a video of Jerry talking about the meeting and the fire situation, California Gov. Jerry Brown says President Trum...
Jerry Brown on the California fires
Jerry Brown on the California fires
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"Dangerous" speech
I just became aware of a research project called the Dangerous Speech Project , headed by Susan Benesch, Director of the Dangerous Speech Project. "Dangerous speech" is related to the more familiar term "hate speech." Benesch describes the distinction as sh...
"Dangerous" speech
"Dangerous" speech
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How will House Democrats approach their mission the next two years?
Eric Levitz has a report on what looks like a trial baloon in For First Act in Power, Democrats Consider Making Their Own Agenda Impossible to Pass New York 11/16/2018: The rule, proposed by Pelosi and Massachusetts representative Richard Neal, would “requi...
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Checks and Balances in the US Constitution
I just came across something I wrote back in 1993 dealing particularly with checks and balances in the US national government. Something that's perenially relevant, although in some times - like 2018 - more urgent than others. Some I'm includig the text bel...
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Pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and other kinds of pseudo-knowledge
Steven Novella's blog Science Based Medicine has good information and analysis on medical pseudoscience. His post Why People Deny Science 11/14/2018 addresses people's susceptibility to pseudoscience more genberally: To those naïve to the challenges we face...
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The Nancy Pelosi Question
A Facebook friend posed the question as to why so many people despise Nancy Pelosi. I'm not sure I can answer that. For one, because I don't despise her. In general, my impression is that Democratic progressives see Pelosi as a sometime opponent but not as ...
The Nancy Pelosi Question
The Nancy Pelosi Question
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Austria and the UN Migration Pact
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian "Babyface" Kurz continues to catch political flak for his announcement that Austria would not agree to sign the non-binding UN's New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants . President Alexander Van der Bellen called Babyfac...
Austria and the UN Migration Pact
Austria and the UN Migration Pact
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Re-education camps for Muslims in China's Xinjiang
There have been reports over the last two years about Muslims being required to go into re-education centers in the province of Xinjiang. China is, of course, a secular Communist state that officially rejects a religious worldview. The Communist government ...
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