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Mike Schneider: In the Post-Truth World

the game of truth or consequences has no consequence. What does it matter if insurance agents quote Thoreau? The mass of men still lead lives of quiet desperation. Guns are … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Ellery Akers: Before the Inauguaration

I go out and apologize to the leaves. I’m sorry, I say. I love the way you shake in the wind. The way you uncrinkle in the spring. I wish … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fran Korten: The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?

Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change. The signs of defiance and compassion are everywhere. Cities from San Francisco to … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Gerald Fleming: A Thanksgiving Prayer for America

Lord, let us first ask you to bless this table: for the weight of the feast it must bear. As you know, Lord, we have lately had an election in … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

Bernie Sanders: Where The Democrats Go From Here.

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: How to Rig an Election / Michael Moore’s Morning After To-do List

  . Michael Moore’s Morning After To-Do List: 1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably. 2. Fire all pundits, predictors, … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

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