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We Need Murrow

    Ever heard of Edward R. Murrow? He’s a legend in journalism who gained notoriety reporting out of London during the German Blitz in World War II.   695 more words

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today my father would have turned 90.  He died just 14th months ago at the age of 88.  He was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York.   434 more words

Unpopular Opinions

It is a scary proposition when you offer an unpopular opinion (or UPO on this blog going forward). For one, you worry about the instant reaction of people (who don’t read the “why”), and two you worry about how your interaction with people will go moving forward. 1,113 more words

Current Events

The Disgusting Embrace of Witch-Hunting McCarthyism by 'Liberals’

By Wayne Madsen | Strategic Culture

So-called «liberals» and «progressives», who once derided those on the political right who accused their ideological forbearers of kowtowing to the «Reds» and «Soviets» during the era of Senator Joseph McCarthy, have dusted off McCarthy’s playbook and are using the very same tactics against Donald Trump and his supporters. 1,198 more words


Chris Hedges | In the Time of Trump, All We Have Is Each Other

The late Rev. Daniel Berrigan declared in a 2008 conversation with me that the American empire was in irrevocable decline. He said that in the face of this dissolution we must hold fast to the non-historical values of compassion, simplicity, love and justice. 1,113 more words


My New Conspiracy Theory

“hidden agenda – noun: an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.”

– Dictionary 

A reader sent me “Trump transition team is asking the Department of Energy for the names of people within the agency who have supported climate change”, ending with “And they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me” (a reference to the quote by Martin Niemöller I used in my Dec. 811 more words

December 9, 1958: Taking Down the Names of Everybody Turning Left

Initially founded with only 11 lonely crackpots, the organization had by the early 1960s grown to nearly 100,000, each and every one of them searching nearby haystacks for concealed Communists.  255 more words

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