Monthly Archives: February 2020

Cross of Gold (1896)

In 1895, the American government teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. The Panic of 1893 had put millions of people out of work. As European investors called in their loans, the federal treasury was hemorrhaging gold reserves at an alarming rate. By February of 1895, not only were gold reserves down to 9 million dollars, […]

Who are the Democratic Party superdelegates from New Jersey?

We might as well list them here. 1.) Cory Booker: US Senator. Boyfriend of Rosario Dawson 2.) Bob Menendez: US Senator. Right wing Cuban American neoconservative freak from Union City. Wants to starve Iranians. 3.) Phil Murphy: Governor of New Jersey. Liberal. Former Goldman Sachs exec. Very very tall. 4.) Donald Norcross: Congressman. Member of […]

nj.com gets rid of comments (finally)

As a fifth-generation New Jerseyan, I have always been aware of the bad reputation of my state. Pollution, corrupt, mob-dominated politics, the Rutgers football team, New Jersey doesn’t exactly have a good reputation in the rest of the country. In the 1990s, when I lived off and on in Seattle and Southeast Alaska, the biggest […]

Literacy is Communism (Literally)

While it would be temping for me to make a Polish joke about Mr. Kozlowski, and would be covered under the “you can make ethnic slurs about your own ethnic group exemption,” Polish jokes have their origins in Nazi propaganda and should never be used for any reason. Besides, Mr. Kozlowski, who’s a professor of […]

On Bernie Bros

Have you ever had the following experience? You’re having a conversation online. You’re conducting a debate in what you believe to be good faith. You might even think to yourself “well I disagree with this person but at least we’re talking about the issues in an intelligent manner.” The moment you start to feel comfortable […]

The People of Nevada Say “No” to CIA Interference in American Elections

Sorry Allen, you got JFK. You’re not going to get Bernie. The night before the Nevada caucuses, “someone in the intelligence community” leaked information that Vladimir Putin and the Russians were trying to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination for President. Establishment liberals at The Daily Kos, MSNBC, and the New York Times, who […]

USA! USA! USA!

On the 40th anniversary of their shocking victory over the Soviet Union in one of the greatest upsets in sports history, the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team was back in the spotlight this weekend — but in the eyes of some observers, it was more for political than patriotic reasons. Members of the gold medal-winning “Miracle […]

Bernie Sanders: The American Léon Blum

Folks it’s realpic.twitter.com/Vm0BxJ6ge6 — Eli Valley (@elivalley) February 22, 2020 In 1936, after he formed the leftist “Popular Front” in France, Léon Blum became the first Jewish leader of a major western European power. Benjamin Disraeli, who served as Prime Minster of the United Kingdom in the 1870s, was an ethnic Jew, but had been […]

A spectre is haunting the Democratic Party — the spectre of democracy.

All the powers of the Democratic Party estabilishment have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Warren and Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Biden, elite white feminists and liberal media pundits. Where is any working class political activist that has not been decried as a bro or a Russian troll by Wall Street, neoliberal Democrats? […]

Michael Bloomberg is Didius Julianus

n 193 AD, after the death of Commodus, a wealthy oligarch named Didius Julianus bought the throne of the Roman Empire. With Sulpicianus on the inside and Didius Julianus without the two men began to make offers to the soldiers for their support. Monetary offers were waged against one another until ultimately Didius Julianus purchased […]