Category: Culture

Trump as a Trojan horse

The Moral and Strategic Calculus of Voting for Joe Biden to Defeat Trump — or Not By Jeremy Scahill, April 20 2020, 12:28 p.m.   Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 on an often ad-libbed and reactionary campaign of hate, greed, xenophobia, misogyny, and racism. He clearly viewed the fact that a black man …

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I will remain

In War-Torn West Beirut American James Ragland Stands By His Troubled School By Mary Davis Suro, People Magazine, July 1982     In the Palestinian stronghold of West Beirut, the streets of the Mouseitbe neighborhood were cratered by shells and littered with garbage. Rifle-toting men stood at the corners, their uniforms changing, street by street, …

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Børre Ludvigsen

I first read Alice’s short statement Monday evening, around 7 PM: “Many of you have already heard this very sad news that I now choose to share here. My brother, Børre Ludvigsen, passed away early this morning. He died peacefully in his sleep, at home; to our complete shock and disbelief. We will miss him …

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Anxiety is rampant

  Boris: I worry about our world Natasha. I especially fear for your country. You are being led by an idiot with no clue. If this virus reaps the whirlwind I fear that it might, it will make mincemeat of your economy and the wider world. I guess I am hoping that you can give …

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Serendipity soup du jour

Moroccan Chicken Soup As of 3/15/2020 (and subject to change without notice)   8 cups of water 2 cans (13 oz) ounces of white chicken meat, drained (or equivalent leftover rotisserie chicken, white or dark) 2 cans diced tomatoes, drained 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained 2 cans (4 oz) mushrooms, drained 8 artichoke hearts, halved …

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Despair is no option

Medicare for All Is the One-in-a-Million Shot We Have to Make Happen By Natalie Shure, 02.19.2020, Jacobin Magazine   Throughout 2019, Iowans were walloped with political commercial after political commercial, owing to the fluke that their state votes first in the presidential primaries. Remarkably, by late summer, a newly minted advocacy group called the Partnership …

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Uncle Bernie

Why Muslim Voters Love Bernie Sanders By Steve Friess, 2/26/20 at 10:53 AM EST   At last night’s messy Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the messiest moments came when Bernie Sanders was asked to address the concerns of American Jews over his Mideast policies. The Vermont senator firmly voiced his commitment to …

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