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SEE BEYOND TRUMP’S DANGEROUS ILLUSION

June 18th, 2017

The national threats engendered by the election of President Donald John Trump are not relative. Banning only some Muslims is not measurably better than banning all Muslims. Phasing out Medicare and Medicaid over any period of time is not better than phasing both programs out tomorrow. No one should feel any comfort in using any […]

GIVE ROBERT GREENSTEIN A SERIOUS LISTEN…

June 18th, 2017

I sat in my car this morning listening to Robert Greenstein deliver his City Club of Cleveland presentation: The budget would turn back the clock even farther to before the 1960s.. You should listen as well. Seriously.

YOU CAN’T MAKE A PIPE LINE SAFE, MR. EDDY…

June 18th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I left this comment on Haley Zaremba story Despite High Profile Spills, Oil Pipelines Are Still Safer Than Other Options for OilPrice: Good morning, Pipelines are safer than all the other bad choices. Safer does not equal safe. Safe would be to leave the fossil fuels in the ground and […]

LOOKS LIKE A BERNIE RALLY TO ME…

June 17th, 2017

Given the young woman wearing a New York Yankee cap on the left and the size of the crowd, you might be forgiven for mistaking the event for a Bernie Sanders’s rally from last summer. The people gathered in the crowd are, in fact, there to hear Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Great Britain’s Labor party. […]

TRUMP THINKS HE’S STILL ON THE APPRENTICE…

June 14th, 2017

So, not only has President Donald John Trump failed to even bother to nominate people to fill hundreds of vacant positions in his administration, he’s also bent on firing those already working for him. Ralph Nader, in Trump: Dumping More Prosecutors? writes: The turmoil inside the Trump White House is much more intense than the […]

5 STEPS TO PREPARE FOR/DEFEAT COMING SHOCKS…

June 14th, 2017

Sorry, I cannot get the captions turned off. I per-orderd my copy of No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need back in April and I expect to read the book in the next week. Meanwhile, Klein, in How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine for The Intercept writes: I’ve […]

ENGLAND, BREXIT AND THATCHER IN THE RYE, OR
THE POLITICS OF HOPE VS. THE POLITICS OF FEAR…

June 12th, 2017

I think Great Britain just gave us a preview—if we last that long—of our own mid-term elections. If you voted for President Donald John Trump, how do you trexit? The biggest winner in the ill-conceived snap election was hope for a better world. Mehdi Hasan, writing in Jeremy Corbyn Is Leading the Left Out of […]

THE SINS CHILDREN LEARN FROM THEIR FATHER…

June 8th, 2017

Dan Alexander, reporting in How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business for Forbes, writes: The best part about all this, according to Eric Trump, is the charity’s efficiency: Because he can get his family’s golf course for free and have most of the other costs donated, virtually all the money contributed will […]

THIS IS HOW DEMOCRACY ENDS…

June 7th, 2017

So, this is what I’m readng this morning: …Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states unequivocally in its summary statement that it was Russian military intelligence, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, that conducted the cyber attacks… That’s the lede for Top-Secret […]

CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE WATCHDOGS…?

June 7th, 2017

Ralph Nader in Obama: Launch Watchdogs in Washington, writes: After eight grueling years in the White House, ex-president Barack Obama looked forward with his wife Michelle to a deserved, extended rest and vacation. Nearly five months later, he’s enjoying the company of the rich and famous at their secluded mega-retreats so much that a generally […]

NO CONTENT FROM OLD MEN…

June 6th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
STAND WITH AMERICA, OR THE ONE PERCENT…?

June 4th, 2017

So, is Rep. Jim Bupkis* Renacci in favor of clawing back a few of those 13 million clean energy jobs President Donald John Trump just shipped to China, or does he think exporting experts to France is a good idea? *After extensive searches, I have been unable to determine what Renacci’s middle initial stands for. […]

PRESIDENT SACRIFICES MOTHER EARTH TO HIS EGO…

June 1st, 2017

PROFITING FROM ILLNESS IS JUST WRONG…

May 30th, 2017

I have tried to make the case before that there are certain universal services that ought not be subject to profit. At the top of my list are education and healthcare. When a profit motive is introduced to either—no matter how well intentional or meaning—they are corrupted. When the question shifts from “how best can […]

JUST ONE WORD FOR JAMES BUCHAL: ALTAMONT…*

May 29th, 2017

The cheers, jeers and chants of candidate Donald John Trump’s campaign rallies continue to bring out Americans on the fringe. In the past there have been assaults and beatings, but now a pathetic hate-fueled white man unable or unwilling to take a breath, has killed to upstanders and injured a third in Portland, Oregon. Portlandia […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ONE OF ENERGY TRANSFER’S PARTNERS…

May 28th, 2017

When corporate mercenaries thugs strike are Americans safe? There is a long history in the United States of corporations using private armies to destroy those who threaten their profits. The latest permutation of this abomination comes in the form of Energy Transfer Partners’ (builder of the Dakota Access and Rover—here in Ohio—pipe lines) hiring of […]

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE JARED…?

May 28th, 2017

So, turns out that the FBI’s person-of-interest is President Donald John Trump’s son-in-law Jared Corey (of course his middle name would be Corey) Kushner and the investigation is focused, so far, on allegations that Kushner, in December talks with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, attempted to establish a back-channel communications channel between […]

MAXINE WATERS TWEETS THE FECKIN’ OBVIOUS…

May 27th, 2017

Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. In other news, water is wet. May 26, 2017

PIPELINES ARE LEAKING LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE…

May 24th, 2017

So, most mornings I post one new pipeline story to my running Keep Carbon In The Ground page, but this morning my news feed gushered. First up is this story from Taylor McKinnon at The Center For Biological Diversity—Public Records Sought Over Rover Pipeline’s Compliance With Environmental Laws. McKinnon writes: The Center for Biological Diversity […]

SOMEONE IS THINKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE…?

May 23rd, 2017

Be sure to click through for the punchline…

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