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John Samuel Tieman: Great Again

The death of the empire wasn’t difficult
to record. The 6 o’clock news ended
with the usual uplifting bit, a disabled
veteran got a medal….

October 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: Empire of Chaos

With President Trump, Is the American Experiment Over? The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Pussy Riot — Make America Great Again

. The Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot went to jail for tweaking the Russian Orthodox church. Now they’re going after another Putin puppet.  — Dan Colman Because YOU … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: The National Anthem

I am writing this because my world is being made uninhabitable by assholes. I am standing still on a manhole cover that’s about to explode upward as the shoreline moves … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Khaled Bedouin and Asha Mohammed Nour: Fear of a Black and Brown America

Make America Great Again spells fear of a black and brown US, where racist rhetoric will graduate into racist policy. “What the hell do you have to lose?” Donald Trump … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

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