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The Aretha Dialogue

“Respect”: signature tune. From the opening horn riff and twangy country (...)

“Respect”: signature tune. From the opening horn riff and twangy country guitar, we know we got a beat. The arrangement’s incredibly strong. She sets her voice way up high from the start. Its (...)

 17/08/2018

Donald Trump and the Rise of Patriotism

Some people were encouraged by the small number of white supremacists who (...)

Some people were encouraged by the small number of white supremacists who gathered on the anniversary of Charlottesville. It is indeed a good sign that this form of branding is less appealing (...)

 17/08/2018

Where Have All the Nazis Gone ?

So it appears Antifa has scared Trump's army of emboldened Nazis back (...)

So it appears Antifa has scared Trump's army of emboldened Nazis back into their hidey holes, or at least that's the spin the Resistance is putting on the deeply weird events of last Sunday. In (...)

 17/08/2018

Roaming Charges : Running Out of Fools

+ Aretha Franklin is dead and America will never be as great again. + (...)

+ Aretha Franklin is dead and America will never be as great again. + Aretha made her first recording when she was 14. She emerged almost fully formed as an artist, with killer chops on the piano (...)

 17/08/2018

First Amendment Rights and the Court of Popular Opinion

I am interested in the way in which First Amendment rights have descended (...)

I am interested in the way in which First Amendment rights have descended into the court of popular opinion where it seems true and false are in the eye of the beholder and social media now has (...)

 17/08/2018

Midterms 2018 : What’s There to Hope For ?

Nothing in American politics today defies comprehension quite as much as (...)

Nothing in American politics today defies comprehension quite as much as the steadfast obtuseness of loyal Trump voters. But the notion that establishment Democrats are radical firebrands, and (...)

 17/08/2018

Corporate Media : the Enemy of the People

I detest the malignantly racist, sexist, narcissistic, and authoritarian (...)

I detest the malignantly racist, sexist, narcissistic, and authoritarian pathological liar and bully Donald Trump on many different levels, and I share none of his sick world view, but the (...)

 17/08/2018

Trump and the Sex Tape

So the question facing me Wednesday morning was which news item to address (...)

So the question facing me Wednesday morning was which news item to address over that all-important first cup of morning coffee. As usual, it was a tough call. The paucity of up-lifting, (...)

 17/08/2018

The Future of NATO : an Interview With Richard Falk

At least, Donald Trump’s approach has so far avoided the drift toward Cold (...)

At least, Donald Trump’s approach has so far avoided the drift toward Cold War 2 that might have happened had Hillary Clinton become president, but Trump’s trade war mentality may hasten the advent (...)

 17/08/2018

Hothouse Earth

An interesting new study: “Trajectories of the Earth System in the (...)

An interesting new study: “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene,” Will Steffen, Johan Rockström et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Aug. 6, 2018 lays out (...)

 17/08/2018

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Michael Cohen under investigation for $20m bank fraud – (...)

Federal investigators are ‘considering filing charges by the end of August’ (...)

Federal investigators are ‘considering filing charges by the end of August’ on Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and right-hand-man, reportedly faces a (...)

 20/08/2018

Lazio fans tell women to stay away from stadium’s ’sacred (...)

‘We do not allow women, wives and girlfriends’‘Not the position of the club,’ (...)

‘We do not allow women, wives and girlfriends’‘Not the position of the club,’ Serie A club responds Lazio’s notorious ultras have caused outrage by telling women to avoid their “sacred space” in the (...)

 20/08/2018

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