The Democratic “Civil War” Has a Lot to Do with Actual War

The struggle is about whether to be the Party of War or the Party of Peace Wednesday night, 27 July 2016: At the Democratic National Convention, Leon Panetta, longtime Democrat who served as Director of the CIA as well as Secretary of Defense, takes the stage to deliver a rousing…

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This is Neoliberalism, Part III: How We Build Empire

When your only chance at social and economic mobility lies in killing people or possibly being killed yourself. Anyone who remembers the Iraq War of 2003 remembers Jessica Lynch, the first “American hero” of that conflict. Her convoy had been ambushed behind enemy lines and she was the last soldier…

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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. The tenets of Neoliberalism are as follows: 1.”Market-based” solutions are the most stable and are inherently more sustainable than “top down” publicly funded programmes that rely on the “arbitrary” redistribution of wealth and resources. 2. The Market…

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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. Bernie has given interviews in which he rails against what he calls the “Liberal Elites” —the establishment faction of the Democratic Party—who are focused on identity politics of gender…

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Why I Want Trump to Win Over Clinton

After much deliberation, I have decided to write-in Bernie for President, or else vote for Jill Stein the Green Party candidate. I will NOT vote for Hillary Clinton, and many people freak out, telling me that this is a vote for Trump. I tell them that if the price for…

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The Brexit: One ExPat’s View

As a “EuroYankee”, I feel I should weigh in heavily on the so-called Brexit. I was not surprised at the Leave vote. The Brits have been complaining about the EU for years – and the EU had had to bend over backwards to accommodate them. Yes, Ok, they could eschew…

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The Disturbing Truth Behind Bernie’s “Negative Ad” on Wall Street

On the Rachel Maddow show on January 14, Hillary Clinton tried to defend her attacking Bernie Sanders for running a so-called “negative ad” about Wall Street, and what Bernie sees as two different attitudes towards Wall Street that exist within the Democratic Party. In her interview with Rachel, Hillary says…

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 5: His Pro-Business Agenda

In his recent speech at Georgetown, Bernie Sanders “buried the lead” to some extent while mounting his defense of Democratic Socialism: his vision for America is, in many ways, a Conservative one, in the sense that he is proposing what is in essence a uniquely and strongly “pro-business” agenda for…

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