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France: the choice

It’s only a week to go before the first round of the French presidential election and it seems that the race is wide open.  Only two candidates can take part in the second round in May.  1,589 more words


Amar Diwakar reblogged this on Splintered Eye and commented:

Given the stress that French capital is under, and Thatcherite François Fillon's tarnished candidacy, heterodox economist Michael Roberts argues that political upstart and centrist Emmanuel Macron is the only viable presidential candidate that can secure a pro-EU, pro-neoliberal order amongst the anti-systemic alternatives. Some valuable pre-election analysis:

Against Xenophobia and Other Sins

Above:  Superman on Diversity, 1949

Confirmed here:  http://www.snopes.com/superman-1950-poster-diversity/


I tend not to be shy about expressing myself on my weblogs.  Usually I make comments in the context of a particular saint, some passage of scripture, or a theological or ethical principle that comes to mind because of that saint or scripture.   151 more words

Various Memories And Opinions

Charles Sumner and the Fugitive Slave Law, Part Three

Part 1, 2 Text of the speech (page 140)

Charles Sumner, not at all a judging type, informed the free soil gathering at Faneuil Hall that he could never live with himself if he enforced… 578 more words

Road To War

So Much City, So Little Green

This beautiful aerial view of San Francisco, taken by Fiona Fay and used here with permission, shows just how important our urban forests are. At just 13.7% cover, San Francisco has amongst the smallest tree canopy of any major city. 216 more words

"Natural" Areas Program

A Story with a Sad Ending

As I’ve said before, family stories are the easiest ones for me to turn into novels. The plot is fixed, the outline pre-written (can’t work without an outline!), and a plausible number and realistic variety of characters already exist, eager to be set in motion. 601 more words


America and Exclusion

The United States has a long and often unstated history of problematic race relations. There is a lot of glossing over of racist incidents in American history classes. 431 more words

Nativism and Empiricism: A Neo-constructivist Approach

Dine out or take-way? The Voice or the footy? The role of negotiation and compromise as a mediator in resolving disagreements is well-known to all of us. 622 more words