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Propaganda and the Fact-Free Cult

Propaganda and the Fact-Free Cult

After the Civil War, a propaganda campaign was launched against the recently freed African-Americans. They were labeled animals, shiftless, lazy, dumb, poised to take a white man’s job, but perhaps their biggest sin, the biggest lie propagated, was a suppose desire to rape white women. In other words, all lies, no facts.
Why Not Say the Word, “Fascism?”

Why Not Say the Word, “Fascism?”

Since calling out fascism after it succeeds would be like finally agreeing to be vaccinated while they’re hooking you up to a ventilator, ideally more voices will join this candid cadre to make it part of the 2022 election conversation.
The Blame Game — The Washington D. C. Reality Show Where Nobody Wins

The Blame Game — The Washington D. C. Reality Show Where Nobody Wins

Everyone involved in The Blame Game reality show  in D.C. is fully armed with pet facts designed to paint someone else in as bad a light as possible. But like every reality show, the facts and circumstances are contrived. Today's Afghanistan edition of the Blame Game is no exception.
Vaccinated and Living Responsibly in a Covid Hotspot

Vaccinated and Living Responsibly in a Covid Hotspot

My wife and I have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for many months now. Since two weeks after that out last shot we have felt quite safe, even though as a moderately elderly asthmatic I am the apparent target market for the Covid-19 virus.
When Will Democrats Realize that They Won the Senate?

When Will Democrats Realize that They Won the Senate?

After eight years of living under the dictatorial rule of Mitch McConnell, Senate Democrats as a group still appear to be laboring under some sort of political version of PTSD. This is pretty evident by the fact that McConnell, now the minority leader, is still running the same obstructive game plan he has always run.
The Politics of Solutions Versus the Politics of Obstruction

The Politics of Solutions Versus the Politics of Obstruction

Republican stalwarts like Mitch McConnell, to whom obstruction of any forward progress is like breathing, are not just trying to make life difficult for folks like Bernie Sanders or Chuck Schumer. He wants them to not even bother trying.
White Supremacy, Republicans and Donald Trump

White Supremacy, Republicans and Donald Trump

Examining the connections between Trump and the Republican Party is on-going source of neck-dislocating head shakes for many people. There is a persistence to it that defies logic when one examines it from the standpoint of normal political calculus.

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