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Litany of Lies

http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/MSNBC/Components/Video/160105/tdy_alexander_trump_160105.jpg My comment on the Trump inauguration is short but not sweet. Short because there’s very little new to write about. And you don’t expect anything about this guy to be sweet, do you? In some ways, Trump is very predictable. His speech was full of his tired old fear-mongering demagoguery and lies. The bleak…

Political Brownie Points

  Politicians, as everyone knows, survive on their popularity with the electorate. They do good things; their popularity goes up. They make mistakes; their popularity goes down. It has become common in our monetized society to use the metaphor of political capital, which politicos earn and spend like wages. As if they earned them the…

What Price Democracy?

Democracy, like any living entity, is constantly changing and developing. What people hailed as democratic in Athens 2500 years ago is a pale shadow of the cooperative government systems we know in the developed world today. Likewise, the democracy that a bunch of recent colonial rebels pictured in 1776 is hardly a system that will…