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Changing Winds: a Piece on Populism

Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America.

Which means things have reached peak absurdity in our world. how someone who has said such brazenly dumb and stupid things ( 2,118 more words

Politics And Economics

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Bob Bates —

Sociologist Matthew Desmond’s widely acclaimed book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), a study of the city of Milwaukee, pounds at a reader’s emotions until they become raw. 3,148 more words

Politics And Economics

China’s Tech Rush Is Real, and Important

This week John Markoff and Matthew Rosenberg report that “China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter [1]. The thrust of the article is that Chinese scientists are rapidly overtaking their US counterparts in Artificial Intelligence, including military systems. 345 more words

Science And Technology

Bodega strike

Yesterday, Yemeni bodega owners across New York City went on a half-day strike against the Fake President’s Muslim ban, shuttering their stores at noon. (If you’re not from here, a word of explanation: bodegas are small neighborhood stores that sell groceries, sundries and quick eats, like the bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches that fuel city mornings.) You can read about the action – which drew thousands to a demonstration and prayer service outside Brooklyn Borough Hall – … 48 more words

Politics And Economics

Fear is our worst enemy.

In a country where we read and hear about so much public polarization, it is time to remember that there are two things that people from all parts of the political spectrum have in common:  we want what is best for our country, and most of our political behavior is motivated by fear. 899 more words

Politics And Economics

State Visit and Brexit

You have to have sympathy for Mrs May. She probably has two in-trays, one, and by far the biggest, how to make Brexit work and second, everything else. 680 more words

Politics and Ethics

Politics and ethics make uncomfortable bedfellows. Some think they have nothing to do with one another and that it is only a naive liberal who could think they have any connection with each other in the “real world”. 1,061 more words