Citizens of a failed state

We Are Living in a Failed State

By George Packer, The Atlantic special preview: June 2020 Issue   When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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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…  [more]

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