..Overlooked No More: Voltairine de Cleyre, America’s ‘Greatest Woman Anarchist’…

At a time of rampant income inequality, stifling social roles for women and church-mandated morality, de Cleyre rebelled against the accepted order. Voltairine de Cleyre in 1891. She adopted anarchism as a political philosophy, rebelling against the accepted order through writings and lectures. Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by … Continue reading ..Overlooked No More: Voltairine de Cleyre, America’s ‘Greatest Woman Anarchist’…

..Why Bill Gates is worried…

What Gates thinks about global poverty, artificial intelligence, political freedom, clean meat, and humanity’s future. Is the world becoming a better place? Are human beings, on average, becoming healthier, richer, safer? And if they’re not, why not? And how can we do better? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases its annual Goalkeepers … Continue reading ..Why Bill Gates is worried…

…with some Cover From Distractions….This Crapola Continues…

The White House appears to be replacing the agency watchdog at the Interior Department who is in the midst of two investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke, drawing criticism from government oversight groups. In an internal email sent last Friday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced to his staff that after just seven months … Continue reading …with some Cover From Distractions….This Crapola Continues…

..GOP Big Shot Kevin McCarthy’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry…

William Wages, principal owner of Vortex Construction in Bakersfield, says he is one-eighth Cherokee Indian, which allowed him to win contracts set aside for minorities. Wages is the brother-in-law of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) A company owned by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s in-laws won more than … Continue reading ..GOP Big Shot Kevin McCarthy’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry…

..A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany…

“If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell.” Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Getty Images Usually, comparisons between Donald Trump’s America and Nazi Germany come from cranks and internet trolls. But a new essay in the New York Review of … Continue reading ..A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany…

..Deathly Silence…

We need to get embarrassing about climate breakdown We’re getting there, aren’t we? We’re making the transition towards an all-electric future. We can now leave fossil fuels in the ground and thwart climate breakdown. Or so you might imagine if you follow the technology news. So how come oil production, for the first time in … Continue reading ..Deathly Silence…

..The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar…

The incumbent international currency has been American for decades. Is it time for regime change? There’s a paradox at the heart of global finance. The U.S. share of the world economy has drifted lower for decades, and now President Trump is retreating from the American chief executive’s traditional role as Leader of the Free World. … Continue reading ..The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar…

…James Comey say the FBI Can Do This…

  CreditCreditAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg The F.B.I. is back in the middle of it. When we were handed the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2015, the bureau’s deputy director said to me, “You know you are totally screwed, right?” He meant that, in a viciously polarized political environment, one side was sure to be furious with the … Continue reading …James Comey say the FBI Can Do This…

…Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

The warren of cubicles was secured behind a metal door. The name on the hallway placard had changed often over the years, most recently designating the space as part of the Mission Center for Europe and Eurasia. But internally, the office was known by its unofficial title: “Russia House.” The unit had for decades been … Continue reading …Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

Hard Times For Paulie Boy

Paul Manafort has already deepened our knowledge of blatant corruption and illegality among those close to Trump. Last Friday morning, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. As part of the plea, he agreed to coöperate with the special counsel, Robert Mueller. Manafort … Continue reading Hard Times For Paulie Boy

..The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained…

You need to take him seriously, not literally. Alex Edelman/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) set off a familiar cycle in progressive politics last week when he unveiled his Stop BEZOS Act, a bill to force big companies like Amazon and Walmart to contribute to the cost of social services their low-wage workers use. Right … Continue reading ..The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained…

..Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, explained…

How did Woodward report this book? And which Trump aides talked to him? Bob Woodward at Trump Tower in January 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty The headline revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, which was released Tuesday, are troubling ones. The book describes disturbing behavior by the president of the United … Continue reading ..Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, explained…

..A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy….

.........2 spies....2 paths.... Family photos of the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal with his daughter, Yulia, in the late 1980s and his wife, Lyudmila, in 1972. MOSCOW — Sergei V. Skripal was a little fish. This is how British officials now describe Mr. Skripal, a Russian intelligence officer they recruited as a spy in … Continue reading ..A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy….

..The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media…

The publication of a New York Times Op-Ed by an anonymous Administration official is part of a wider corruption of the media that is one of the most insidious effects of the Trump era. Photograph by Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post / Getty Let’s get the obvious points out of the way first: the … Continue reading ..The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media…

…I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration…

Opinion I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. President Trump at an event in August at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Photo CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing … Continue reading …I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration…

..A Troubled School’s Alarming Death Rate…

‘It’s Like, Who’s Next?’ When four former students from the same school died within months of one another in 2015, it seemed random, a morbid coincidence. Then the number kept growing. At least seven more died the next year. Their fellow alumni, feeling more anxious with each death, started to keep count. By the time … Continue reading ..A Troubled School’s Alarming Death Rate…

..Watch This New Device Print Using Sound Waves…

In acoustophoretic printing, sound waves generate a controllable force that pulls each droplet off of the nozzle when it reaches a specific size and ejects it towards the printing target. It was in 1726 that Sir Isaac Newton first shared the tale of how he once sat beneath an apple tree pondering why the fruit … Continue reading ..Watch This New Device Print Using Sound Waves…

..The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism…

The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism The Nordic model is far from socialist. Bernie Sanders has single-handedly brought the term “democratic socialism” into the contemporary American political lexicon and shaken millions of Millennials out of their apathy towards politics. Even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, his impact on American politics will be evident … Continue reading ..The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism…

..‘I’m Not a Racist, But…’ …

‘I’m Not a Racist, But...’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election Nationalist party could emerge as biggest after September vote Party supporters slam immigration as danger to welfare state Swexit T-shirts      Photographer: Amanda Billner/Bloomberg Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised … Continue reading ..‘I’m Not a Racist, But…’ …