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Jim Freeman
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Jim is the author of three novels (EVOKE, Letters from Ceilia, The Island) and two non-fiction books (Dick Cheney’s Fingerprints and Chop Shop, the Deconstruction of America). He writes extensively on American politics, authoring a five-book series titled The Dark Side of the Moon, covering the years 1992 through 2010 and maintaining that habit through continuing commentary. Additionally, he’s written three collections of poetry (Corner of My Mind, The Smell of Tweed and Tobacco, and Broken Pieces). His more politically oriented essays have been picked up by a number of publications and he’s been mentioned in that regard on CNN, the Huffington Post, Progressive Populist and The Jon Stewart Daily Show. His first play, Colors, won the 1999 Pennsylvania Playhouse one-act Play Competition.
Jim is the author of three novels (EVOKE, Letters from Ceilia, The Island) and two non-fiction books (Dick Cheney’s Fingerprints and Chop Shop, the Deconstruction of America). He writes extensively on American politics, authoring a five-book series titled The Dark Side of the Moon, covering the years 1992 through 2010 and maintaining that habit through continuing commentary. Additionally, he’s written three collections of poetry (Corner of My Mind, The Smell of Tweed and Tobacco, and Broken Pieces). His more politically oriented essays have been picked up by a number of publications and he’s been mentioned in that regard on CNN, the Huffington Post, Progressive Populist and The Jon Stewart Daily Show. His first play, Colors, won the 1999 Pennsylvania Playhouse one-act Play Competition.

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Today’s US Contribution toward World Peace
US
nears $100bn arms deal for Saudi Arabia in time for Trump's visit . Well
what a wonderful headline, appearing on a weekend as such things do when the
attention of the world is elsewhere. “ The
official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity (don...

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Austerity, for Whom?
The headlines are dire across Britain; England’s finest cathedrals battle financial crisis, National Health
Service in dire need of funding, forced cutbacks on social services while
rentals become unaffordable for the young . And yet the world is awash in
m...

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Another Take on Vladimir Putin
Ah yes,
here we go again with another attack on Vladimir Putin, this time from the pen
of Joseph Stiglitz and I am a great admirer of his economic writing. But it’s
fashionable once again to bash Russia and after watching too many decades of
Cold War, I’m a...

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Never Has a Nation So Willingly Been Walked off a Cliff
With
the true conviction of a vicar’s daughter, Theresa May triggered Article 50 and
marched Britain off a cliff named Brexit. No bands played, the Queen did not
attend, no cannons fired a salute and no one knows what the hell will happen,
but the deed is d...

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There Will Be Consequences—There Always Are
According
to yesterday’s (Mar 17) article about Bernie Sanders in the Guardian UK
newspaper, “ a new poll found he is the
most popular politician in America. But instead of embracing his message,
establishment Democrats continue to resist him .” Well,
there...

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While I Wasn’t Looking, Someone Privatized My Senator
It’s no
surprise our private health care system is by far the most expensive system in
the developed world, anywhere from three to ten times higher in the U.S. than
in Great Britain, Canada, France, or Germany. That suits insurance
companies—although they w...

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‘Guided Democracy,’ Governed by Those Who Can Manufacture Consent
Cambridge
Analytica is said to be negotiating “two potentially lucrative new contracts,
one to boost the incoming Trump White House's policy messaging and the other to
help the Trump Organization expand its sales.” Those who question President
Trump’s confl...

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Mr. Trump Sees Enemies Everywhere—So We Do As Well
The
recipe for the toxic soup our current president is ladling out is three parts
fear to one part frustration—and America has much about which to be frustrated. While no one was
looking, we decided to give up being an industrial society and try on the
flas...

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Who Is Robert Mercer and Why Should I Care?
The
short answer is he’s a computer scientist billionaire. The long answer is a bit
more complicated. Mercer is very
right-wing in his politics, which is not all that unusual. But he’s chosen to
use his expertise and wealth to move the American social consc...

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I
thought we could find some common ground, at least enough to get us through a
trial period. But those little annoyances we sucked up before the inauguration
are at the front of my mind when we finally limp off to bed and I swore to myself I would never go...
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