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Matthew J. Parker: How to Gain Entry to Higher Dimensions of QAnon 

Also in the higher dimensions, everybody is lying except Trump, Liz Cheney does not have more balls than the entire Freedom Caucus combined, and Mike Pence can think about sex…

November 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Matthew J. Parker: The Misplaced Paean to the South

Southern disdain for centralized authority is an extension of the post-Civil War rebellion against federal efforts to impart a level of equality upon the scarred backs of freed slaves.

October 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Cornhole Tournament

What happens when a large segment of a population finds itself displaced, bullied off the bench?

September 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Democracy Under Attack | Confronting Mounting Threats to US Election Workers

The Justice Department last month disclosed its accounting of more than 1,000 threats to election officials in the past year, with more than 100 of them meeting the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Jake Johnson: Demands for Clarence Thomas to Resign Follow New Details of Wife’s Election Scheming

Clarence Thomas heard election cases while his wife conspired to overthrow democracy.

September 5, 2022 · 2 Comments

Baron Wormser: Conspiracy and Character

Not so strangely, the events of January 6 have a Roman cast to them as a vengeful, self-styled emperor urges the plebeians to attack the Capitol

June 24, 2022 · 3 Comments

Thom Hartmann: These Trump-Led Seditionists Must Be Punished in Court—and at the Ballot Box

Sedition is the word for what we call—during times of war—treason. Trump and his Republican and media allies are in it up to their necks.

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thom Hartmann: Will US Turn Away From Fascism and Abandon This GOP Death Cult Before It’s Too Late?

The current Republican Party is unsustainable: the public is both exhausted & increasingly sickened by Republicans who appear to be devoid of any principles whatsoever.

February 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Juan Cole: Islamophobia and the Capitol Insurrection

How the FBI Ignored White Radicals While Spying 24/7 on Muslim Americans

January 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Patricia A. Nugent: One Nation, Under Rage, Divisible

Anger can cause us to neglect gratitude, kindness, and integrity. As we mature as individuals and a nation, it’s our responsibility to redirect anger in ways that lift us and others up, to channel the energy into a higher vibration. To channel the passion of rage into love.

November 20, 2021 · 5 Comments

Baron Wormser: Notes from the Time of the Leader

Like more than one overbearing, mediocre man, the Leader fancies himself a great personage, the stuff of pages in history books, although he can’t be bothered with reading books since he already knows everything. A simple man, he believes that the world has never seen the likes of him.

November 13, 2021 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: Truth Is Truth: Fuck These Guys

The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.

September 28, 2021 · 5 Comments

John Feffer: GOP Destroying Democracy With Claims They Are Saving It

America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.

August 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Those Pesky Socialists Claiming There’s Anybody Here But White Men

The supposed dangers of truth-telling about history, even when we aren’t the good guys, is bedrock right-wing rubbish, because of course the truth can be a pain and then you have to learn, change, do better and ewww, who wants to do that?

July 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

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