Hearing the *Ping* of Poverty – or Not

West Virginia

  Published on http://truth-out.org “McDowell County, the poorest in West Virginia, has been emblematic of entrenched American poverty for more than a half century. John F. Kennedy campaigned here in 1960 and was so appalled that he promised to send help ...

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The Code of Crisis and Disaster

Paul Ryan

“Instead of raising the bar in pursuit of objectivity, the current working group doubled down on its 2007 summary: It unfurls a series of distortions designed to magnify the threats, ignore the benefits, and downplay the possibility of adapting to ...

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The 2014 Elections Have Already Happened

The Capitol at night

The prosecution took a liking to its own roman. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamasov Published on http://truth-out.org We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of ...

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Doing the American Hustle

Doing the American Hustle

“People believe what they want to believe because the guy who made this was so good that it’s real to everybody. Now who’s the master, the painter or the forger?” “American” and “Hustle” — the words are redundant. American Hustle, the ...

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Dark Affinities: Liberal and Neoliberal

Dark Affinities Liberal Neoliberal

Each society determines which thoughts and feelings shall be permitted to arrive at the level of awareness and which have to remain unconscious. Just as there is a social character, there is also a “social unconscious.” – Eric Fromm Published ...

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