Lindsey Graham flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license It doesn’t take the prospect of a government shut down to figure out Senator Lindsey Graham. He’s that Republican Senator from North Carolina. I like his teeth for some reason. Anyway, Graham has had an odd […]

Lindsey Graham’s Evolution


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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at CPAC 2017 February 24th 2017 by Michael Vadon flickr photo by Michael Vadon shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license It was a rainy night, shortly after his departure from Breitbart News. Bannon sat there in silence, phone in hand. “Should I call? […]

Bannon and Trump’s Secret Phone Call #BannonFlipped


Donald Trump flickr photo by cornstalker shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Donald Trump’s mental fitness for office has been a lingering, vocal question since even before his inauguration. He has railed against perceptions of his incompetence for as long as the question has been alive. Yesterday, details of […]

Trump’s Incompetence as Political Maneuvering



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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at an AFL-CIO event flickr photo by Kheel Center, Cornell University Library shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license President Donald Trump trampled into the world of language yet again by saying a vague category of non-white countries are “shitholes.” This isn’t surprising language […]

Racism Denial as an Expression of Power


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If you’re even mildly engaged in the outside world, and are living in the US of A, you are already very familiar with the tendency of the media to compare President Donald Trump with the mythical unicorn of anti-democratic values, Richard Milhouse Nixon. To be honest, I view it as […]

Richard Nixon’s Long Shadow


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Donald Trump flickr photo by Gage Skidmore shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Well, I commented yesterday on Trump’s “shithole” comment. Not much new there, honestly. In many ways, the repetitious displays of racism radiating from the White House make consistent insightful analysis difficult. Decided to watch Don Lemon’s […]

Racism and the Economic Hoodwink



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Trump flickr photo by IoSonoUnaFotoCamera shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Or at least, you should think of it as one. During a meeting with House members and Senators on Thursday, President Trump referred to certain countries as “shitholes.” What really boggles the mind at this point is that […]

Trump’s “Shithole” Remark is a Time Machine


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Xi Jinping flickr photo by theglobalpanorama shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The insularity of American politics can obscure other problems just as important as the pantheon we seem so dangerously preoccupied with day to day (Bannon, Trump, Sanders, etc). Some of these issues exist on the international landscape, […]

China’s Financial War


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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at CPAC 2017 February 24th 2017 by Michael Vadon flickr photo by Michael Vadon shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Just a quick update on the Steven Bannon situation. He’s decided to leave Breitbart, not necessarily for greener pastures, because there aren’t any. […]

Bannon Leaves Breitbart and Goes Into Exile



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Oprah and Barack flickr photo by whoohoo120 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license The big news recently is that Oprah could run for president in 2020. It’s definitely preferable to the mess in the White House that we have now. Some caveats though. While I don’t think she would […]

Oprah For President? Celebrity vs. Ideology