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Plumpes Denken: Crude thinking

I chanced upon “crude thinking” while reading Bruce Cumings’ The Korean War. Here’s the quote from his book: Nothing is more important t...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk Into a Bar…

“Since the FBI never inspected the DNC’s computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an Irvine, California, cyber-security firm known as Crow...   [ continue reading...]

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How Does the Washington Post Know that Trump’s Plan Really “Aims” to Pump $1.5 Trillion Into Infrastructure Projects?

This is an assertion in a major Post article on infrastructure, but it doesn’t fit with the evidence. Trump is actually only proposing to put up...   [ continue reading...]

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Sympathy for the Drivel: On the Vocabulary of President Nitwit

To be hideously diminished in language, like Donald Trump, is to be hideously diminished in thinking; and to be hideously diminished in thinking is to have to c...   [ continue reading...]

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The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also drive...   [ continue reading...]

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Charles F. Harris: He Popularized Black History

When I first met Malcolm X, I was like the punk who challenges the veteran gunslinger Jimmy Ringo played by Gregory Peck in “The Gunfighter.” I had...   [ continue reading...]

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The Caring Profession: Peacekeeping, Blue Helmets and Sexual Abuse

It’s the sort of thing to turn many an otherwise calm stomach, but the revelations that UN peace keeping staff have been involved in sexual assault has do...   [ continue reading...]

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Murderers in High Places

Any politician who votes against gun control is complicit in murder—this includes President Trump and the many Senators and Representatives who have accep...   [ continue reading...]

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America’s Cult of Violence Turns Deadly

“Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death...   [ continue reading...]

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Paying the Price: the TUC and Brexit

The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) is campaigning for Britain to stay in the single market for as long as possible, under a transitional agreement, to “keep...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect...   [ continue reading...]

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The Gun Violence the Media Shows Us and the State Violence They Don’t

Last week there was another tragic mass shooting. The media went on to make this young man a celebrity. Some, including Donald Trump, even painted him as a vict...   [ continue reading...]

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Parkland Florida: Revisiting Michael Fields

Where is Michael Fields today? What has he done? Has he killed someone? Michael Fields was my student in a Harlem elementary school years ago. He was placed in...   [ continue reading...]

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The Royal Society and the GMO-Agrochemical Sector

The Royal Society in the UK is a self-governing fellowship of distinguished scientists. Its purpose is reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s: to...   [ continue reading...]

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People Care More About the OSFAM Scandal Than the Cholera Epidemic

The earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing 220,000 people, produced a terrible and disgusting failure by those who came from abroad to hel...   [ continue reading...]

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Mueller the Politician

Mueller has proven himself quite the politician. I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the ev...   [ continue reading...]

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On Gun Violence and Control, a Political Gordian Knot

On the one hand, because it’s the 18th school shooting so far this year, the news that another psychologically damaged man shot 17 schoolchildren to death...   [ continue reading...]

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A Student’s Message to Politicians about the Florida Massacre

The recent school massacre in Florida, that left 17 dead and scores injured, provoked the usual empty expressions of concerns from U.S. politicians, most of who...   [ continue reading...]

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There Is No Time Left

Imagine a scenario with no temperature difference between the equator and the North Pole. That was 12 million years ago when there was no ice at either pole. In...   [ continue reading...]

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Muller the Politician

Mueller has proven himself quite the politician. I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the ev...   [ continue reading...]

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