June 25, 2017 § Leave a comment
Ossoff dutifully punched one item after another on the checklist of neoliberalism. He wanted to end waste in government. He wanted to trim burdensome regulations stifling the old entrepreneurial spirit. He wanted to reduce the deficit and hectored struggling black families to demonstrate “personal responsibility” if they wanted to get their federal benefits. He pledged his loyalty to Israel, decried nasty dictators from Putin to Assad and vowed to eradicate the scourge of Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth. He sedulously avoided any mention of radioactive subjects such as hunger, homelessness, drone warfare, the death penalty or police shootings. The fate of entitlement programs from Social Security to Medicaid was much too thorny for Ossoff to deal with on the campaign trail. Prosecuting Wall Street criminals somehow escaped his attention. He remained opaque on the subject of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bernie Sanders himself questioned whether Ossoff could be considered a “progressive,” but that warning sign didn’t stop progressives across the country from flooding his campaign coffers with cash. By the end of the campaign, Ossoff had raised more than $24 million, six times the amount raised by his Republican opponent Karen Handel.
After Ossoff’s ignoble defeat, Margaret Kimberly, the fiery columnist for Black Agenda Report, quipped, “What did they expect? It was a reactionary district in Georgia.” Good point. But these are precisely the kinds of districts that the Clinton Democrats (who have yet to melt into a steaming pile of ectoplasm like most vanquished zombies) see as fertile terrain.
June 19, 2017 § Leave a comment
Many of these shifts, however, are appearing on partisan fault lines. On Tuesday, only five Democrats voted against the resolution — Virginia’s Mark Warner, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, Florida’s Bill Nelson, and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly.
” The ____________, on the other hand, betrayed their old preference for corporate croneyism, indifference to popular sentiment and economic incompetence. “
June 18, 2017 § Leave a comment
Quick, what political party/ies is/are being described?
China’s Final Victory, 1943–5
June 15, 2017 § Leave a comment
““I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He’s a good guy.””
“From a purely legal standpoint,” these are war crimes by unlawfully making US military combatants in a war.
June 15, 2017 § Leave a comment
From a purely legal standpoint, the recent U.S. military actions against pro-regime forces also raise immediate and serious questions. The United States’ domestic and international legal footing in Syria must be addressed before we stumble further into the Syrian civil war, with the potential consequence of turning it into an international armed conflict. https://www.justsecurity.org/42183/deconfliction-zone-syria-united-states-firm-domestic-international-legal-footing/
June 14, 2017 § Leave a comment
“Much partisan pride is at stake in the charity contest that dates from 1919.”
I am wondering whether this was a ‘propaganda’ move by major league baseball in response to this.
but the timing isn’t quite right.