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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue.2016 has been a wild political season. This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Cli...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:21 am
 It isn’t trickery, but an odd twist in the natural world that creates the novelty of “Mexican jumping beans.” They’re not beans – they’re brownish seedpods from a desert shrub in nor...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:19 am
2016 has certainly been an odd year for the political and corporate elites. They certainly couldn’t predict (and then subsequently stayed in denial about) the groundswell from the masses in terms of...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:19 am
 The beatings of American workers (wage slashing, axed benefits, union busting, mass firings, offshored factories and brutish abuse of worker rights) have been increasing in frequency, intensity...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:18 am
 Hey, can we all just stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big money-grubbing banks?Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their frauds, rigged casino games...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:24 am
Surprisingly, this week’s prize for “Stupidest Political Comment in the Presidential Race” doesn’t go to Donnie Trump or Ted Cruz.Rather, the honor goes to the clueless cognoscenti of conventi...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:21 am
 It’s always educational to observe the behavior of wildlife in their natural habitat. For example, we learn that there’s nothing more vicious than a wild animal that’s cornered. I would ad...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:21 am
In my travels and conversations this year, I’ve been encouraged that grassroots people of all progressive stripes (populist, labor, liberal, environmental, women, civil libertarian, et al.) are well...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Elites tend to be ... well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking.Cluelessness about the masses can become a major occupational hazard for political eli...

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