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Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Limits of Anti-Democratic Liberalism

Yesterday evening, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton, died at the age of 87 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Whether or not Donald Trump gets to nominate his third Supreme Court Justice, or if the Democrats are able to convince Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, […]

Forced Sterilization at Immigrant Detention Centers?

A story has come out that doctors at immigration detention centers have performed hysterectomies on detainees without their explicit consent. ICE is denying the charges and Trump supporters are (of course) labeling it “fake news.” Right now there’s not enough evidence to make a conclusion either way, but if the story is eventually proven true […]

Looking into My Crystal Ball

Consider history. In the late 1780s, 25 years after the French crown lost the Seven Years War to the British and 13 years after it bankrupted itself supporting American independence, France experienced a series of harsh Winters and food shortages, ultimately leading to revolution. In 1917, 12 years after the Romanovs lost a war with […]

Sign of the Times

The two major historical events of my lifetime, both atrocities, come together at a local monument. Not to get all 9/11 Truther or anything, but it appears that Bob Woodward, the “hero” of Watergate, knew back in January that Trump was withholding information about the pandemic but chose not to publish it until his book […]

A Very Brief Thought On the Shooting in Wisconsin

So a 17-year old wannabe cop from Illinois named Kyle Rittenhouse crosses the state line into Wisconsin, and opens fire at a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, killing two people and seriously injuring a third. In my opinion, the key event that led to the election of Donald Trump as President was the Sandy […]

The Elites Seem to Disagree

I have to admit that I had no idea where Mali was before I Googled it, so I’m hardly qualified to speak about the question of whether their government was overthrown by evil Russians or by good Americans in order to bring “freedom.” But check back with me next week. I’m entirely sure I’ll have […]

Congratulations Kamala Harris

If you sincerely campaign for the UBI bill you introduced last month with Bernie and Senator Markey I’ll gladly vote for you. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Ed Markey (D-MA) on Friday introduced the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, legislation that provides a monthly $2,000 check to those struggling to […]

NYPD Security Theater

Taking the lead from Trump’s federal officers in Portland, the NYPD targets an anti-police brutality march on 25th Street and Second Avenue. Without warning, six or seven plainclothes freaks on steroids grab an 18-year-old, homeless transwoman, throw her into an unmarked van, and drive off. The next day it goes viral on social media. BREAKING: […]

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

So here are some of Trump’s federal officers beating up a woman from the “Wall of Moms.” Trump said yesterday that it was a media hoax to say mothers were protesting. Here’s how his storm troopers treated a woman protesting. pic.twitter.com/U6crBzDgdg — Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 27, 2020 In addition to my obvious shock […]

Jackbooted Federal Goons in Portland?

In Portland, federal agents in tactical gear used bats to push back moms in bike helmets. Dozens were tear-gassed. Some were hit with less-lethal bullets. Still, they stayed. "When you're a mom you have this primal urge to protect kids."https://t.co/hP8uDZ9PzR — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 22, 2020 So it’s come down to this. Trump has […]