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Nancy Pelosi Is Right, Of Course

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The way for Democrats to win in 2020 is to follow the advice of the shrewdest Democrat in politics today: – Don’t be goaded by President Trump into a lengthy impeachment battle that will divide the country and ultimately be defeated by the Republican Senate. – Don’t go too far left and...
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Let’s Talk Taxes

BY SHARON MARTIN Nobody likes to pay taxes. Nobody likes to pay mortgage payments or rent, either, but we want the security of roof and walls. Taxes are a necessary part of a democracy. It’s the money we all throw into the pot. In return, we expect infrastructure and services that serve the common good....
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Climate Eucatastrophe

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In J. R. R. Tolkien’s works, the eucatastrophic moment only comes when good and compassionate persons realize that they must be willing to bring their full and whole lives [even to the point of being willing to sacrifice their lives] to bear on the revolutionary task at hand of turning the...

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Bernhardt Would Be Another Disaster At Interior

BY FROMA HARROP Back in 2016, candidate Donald Trump said he opposed a Republican bill designed to grease the wholesale transfer of America’s public lands to states. “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great,” he told Field & Stream, “and you don’t know what the state is going to...
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Are The Racists On Viral Videos Mentally Ill?

BY FROMA HARROP Most everyone who spends time on social media has come across videos in which a white person is screaming racial insults, usually at a Latino or African-American. A recent example shows a woman at a ShopRite in East Haven, CT, barraging a black man with racist invective. But look more closely at...
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It’s Not Socialism; It’s What People Want

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “Socialism,” snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. And the obedient crowd of faithful Trumpistas snarled back in unison: “So-shull-izz-ummm!” And there you have the entire intellectual content of the GOP’s 2020 re-election strategy under Generalissimo Trump – slap Democrats silly with a scurrilous campaign branding them as...

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