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Is there a liberal consensus?

I was taught that the correct answer on the PhD oral exams was to claim “yes”; that since WW2, there was agreement regarding the welfare state of the New Deal, including its turn toward emphasizing… 245 more words

Joseph McCarthy

Clintonism Is Just 21st Century McCarthyism

Propaganda Against Russia

Nowadays, it feels like the White House is doing everything in its power to blame things on Russia. Honestly, I probably don’t even understand exactly HOW much propaganda is being put out there for the masses. 1,277 more words


Joe McCarthy to Donald Trump....my personal travel. Already saw this rodeo.

In 1952 I was a junior at Northwestern University.  I would be in the army in two years, but at that time I was too young to vote (not yet 21). 357 more words

Jerry Seltzer

Tail Gunner Hillary and Fascist Democrats Embrace McCarthyism

In their quest to stomp on political foes and install Hillary Clinton in the White House liberals have embraced some of the darkest days of the 20th Century. 571 more words

2016 Elections

How Edward R. Murrow, Joseph N. Welch And Others Saved This Country

Earlier this week I watched an excellent “docudrama,” Good Night And Good Luck (2005 release, now available on DVD).  I recommend it, especially if you are unfamiliar with Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy’s red baiting during the 1950s. 82 more words

The Trump thought experiment

In Slate today, Seth Stevenson offered an interesting thought experiment: If a Trump equivalent were the Democratic nominee, would Democrats/liberals vote for him?

Neither party has a monopoly on shortsighted, tribal behavior.

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