Monday, October 26, 2020

Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

How Biden flubbed Town Hall foreign policy question

Instead he endorsed some of the most deceptive elements of Trump’s propaganda, dropped some clangers of his own and, in a classic Freudian slip, laid bare his own enduring commitment to American imperialism.

Is US presidential candidate Joe Biden a war criminal?

Joe Biden had supported the Iraq War of 2003. But no one knows why he is running away from the truth.

Amerika in Trumpland

"If you want loyalty... get a dog!" Preferably a right wing one, hey Donald!

Hillary Clinton Agrees with the Citizens United Decision

“As Greenwald said, Hillary’s the very model of the type of politician that the five Republicans on the U.S. Supreme Court were trying to empower. The suckers whose votes she gets are fooled merely by her labeling herself a ‘Democrat’ and slinging the type of bumper-sticker phrases that draw Democratic suckers instead of Republican ones.”

‘Sadistic and depraved’: Trump rejects California request for federal disaster aid to recover from...

“That a sitting president—of any party—would deny their own citizens help during their time of greatest need, amid literal hellfire raining down on American cities, is beyond shameful.”

Supreme Court: A superstore for the super-rich?

This is America, after all, where rich white men can buy whatever they want, including members of Congress and Supreme Court justices.

Elizabeth Warren urges SEC to investigate Trump administration for insider trading

"I want the SEC & CFTC to investigate this textbook case of insider trading.”

Democrats flirt with ‘systemic change’ as right-wingers get it done—smashing and trashing at will

When demagoguery scorns simply counting votes, the range of disruption is inexhaustible – that’s where countries go to die.