Category: Culture

Titans of journalism

Trump is trying to pay his way to an annihilation of Palestinian statehood, and an erasure of Israel’s crimes By Robert Fisk, March 7 2019 CE   “Palestine” has been compared to many things. The world’s longest colonial war, a “hell-disaster” – Churchill’s memorable epithet – and the site of Israel’s “war on terror”, a …

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AIPAC bares its arse

The Long Life of a Racist Smear By Ashley Reese, March 5, 2019 CE   Cleanliness is next to godliness, and in the imaginations of racists, it is also next to whiteness—the next best thing or maybe even the same thing. In its absence, so the racist lie goes, you will find everyone else: black …

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I don’t like cheese

We are better than this By Bennie Ivory, March 5, 2019 CE   News flash for Mark Meadows: If you are going to play the race card, own it. Don’t try to run away from it. That’s exactly what the Republican congressman from North Carolina tried to do during the House’s Feb. 26 Michael Cohen …

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He is their emperor, and they are his political Praetorian Guard

Republicans Sink Further Into Trump’s Cesspool By Peter Wehner, Feb. 27, 2019   Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday revealed as much about the Republican Party as it did about President Trump and his former lawyer. In the aftermath of Mr. Cohen’s damning testimony, several things stand out. The first is that unlike John …

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Going down the road

Why Get Donkey? By Ben “Swamp Donkey” Brenner, Sunday, November 11, 2018   It’s not even a road, see. No signs, no arrows. Just trees that part briefly, and then a narrow dirt track going low and slow away from the flat top black top. Follow that road down and you’ll pass three trailers settin’ …

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Recent observations

  Our porous border Dear editor: How does anyone in the current political environment believe that our country will survive the partisan bickering and name calling to ensure the so-called “domestic tranquility?” I think these words were lost long ago when we decided to take care of everyone’s needs according to their abilities. We forgot …

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Trump’s post-truth presidency

Trump’s attack on his own intelligence services was both extraordinary and expected By Hussein Ibish in The National, Feb 2, 2019   This week starkly illustrated a remarkable feature of Donald Trump’s administration: this president does not do policy; he only does politics. Policy professionals always struggle to square sound foreign policy with the effective …

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