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Anti-Bernie Smear #16: “Bernie has no support among African Americans”

This is perhaps the most hurtful and outrageous attack on Bernie — and is also the one that is most easily debunked. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US … Continue reading

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To My Fellow Boomers: I Remember 1980, Do You?

I know what it’s like to have your world turned upside-down; soon Republicans and centrists Democrats who cling to the tenets of Reaganomics will see their world rocked by Our Revolution.   EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels … Continue reading

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Was America Ever This Polarized? Yes, but It Was an Honest Divide

The Vietnam War saw Americans divided, but at least it made sense.   EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets to weigh in … Continue reading

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Why are Christian Republicans so Pro-Israel?

Hint: It’s not because they care about the fate of the Jewish people. Quite the opposite in fact … EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes … Continue reading

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The Smears Against Bernie Must Be Stopped — Here’s How to Do It

A rapid response guide to 24 classic anti-Bernie smears. This is a handy guide to beating back the ridiculous and vile smears that are being leveled at Bernie Sanders, and in particular those that may compare him to Joe Biden. … Continue reading

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“Miss Me Nyet?” — Why the Fall of the USSR was a Disaster for America and the World

The “end of history” actually spelled the end of workers’ rights in the USA. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets to weigh … Continue reading

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Three Reasons why the Democratic Elite Will Never Give Up the Russia-Gate Narrative

For almost 2 years, the Democrats have pushed a narrative purporting that Russians, operating at the direct orders of Vladimir Putin, have been working to subvert American Democracy and install a puppet in power in the form of Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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This is Neoliberalism, Part I: The 10 Tenets of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is the idea that the Market is the Mother of all Things. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets to weigh in … Continue reading

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For the Many, Not the Few: How the UK Elections were a Proxy Battle for US Democrats

Some important take-aways from the 2017 UK election that you might not hear in the MSM. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so he gets … Continue reading

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Social Justice vs. Economic Justice: The False Dichotomy of Identity Politics

I had a revelation today about the on-going debates between Hillary and Bernie supporters in the wake of the 2016 Election. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his … Continue reading

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My Trip through Bill Clinton’s Arkansas

In the late fall of 1990 a friend and I made a cross country trip from Connecticut to California. We decided to travel via the Southern route, which took us through Arkansas, where Bill Clinton was halfway through serving his … Continue reading

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The Brexit: One ExPat’s View

As a “EuroYankee”, I feel I should weigh in on the so-called Brexit. Here is what I think. EuroyankeeEuroYankee is a dual citizen, US-EU. He travels around Europe, writing on politics, culture and such. He pays his US taxes so … Continue reading

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Jury Nullification, the “Glass Ceiling” and Clinton’s Support Base

Like many progressives who support Bernie Sanders, I have been amazed by the capacity for Clinton supporters to defend her even in the face of overwhelming and damning evidence of her faults. During the course of the Primary campaign, much … Continue reading

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 4: The BIG Difference (Continued)

Ok – snap quiz – who are these two gentlemen pictured on the right? Hint: One was King George V of England and the other was Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You may be forgiven if you cannot tell which … Continue reading

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Gonna take a fast train?

I took a train today from Barcelona to Madrid. The journey was 640 km, or roughly the same distance as from Boston Mass. to Washington DC. It took 2 hours and 30 minutes. No shit. Moreover, I did not have … Continue reading

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Islam is Not The Enemy (and I cannot believe I have to say this)

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There seems to be a troubling trend in many areas of public discourse that aims to paint Islam as somehow different from other religions in its brutality, barbarism and militarism. This is simply wrong. Islam until recently was a relatively … Continue reading

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What Will Ebola Teach America?

So now we find out that the Texas hospital that hosted the first Ebola case diagnosed in the USA was woefully ill-equipped to handle the disease. The fact that the Liberian man who showed up at the hospital was (a) … Continue reading

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What Ray Rice and ISIS Have in Common

Ray Rice, the NFL football player who is now being persecuted for beating a woman unconscious in an Atlantic City Casino elevator, probably thought he was going to get away with it. The security video that first propelled him into … Continue reading

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The “Tipping Point”, Militarised Police, and the Meaning of Ferguson

I have been watching trends in the US for some time. Macro-trends, if you will. And in Ferguson I see the confluence of three trends: on one hand, poverty and income inequality, on the other hand, militarised police with armoured … Continue reading

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Of Guns and Men

In “Bowling for Columbine“, Michael Moore made the case that the number of guns and the availability of guns is not causal in the number of gun deaths, There are plenty of examples where a country has as many if … Continue reading

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