Tag Archives: McCarthyism

Five things you can do now that the Nunes memo has dropped

Well, it looks like we were right. The so-called “Nunes nemo” turned out to be faker than a Trump Tower orgasm. For all the buildup, it didn’t, as Republican Congressman Steve King promised, bring to light a conspiracy “worse than Watergate.” It didn’t, as wed been led to believe by Sean Hannity and others, prove […]

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Tom Hayden, famed ’60s anti-war activist, dies at 76

I just woke up to find that Tom Hayden passed away last night. Here, for those of you who may have missed it the first time around, is our discussion from 2012, which, sadly, I’ve yet to finish my transcription of. You can still listen to it, though. Earlier this evening, I had the occasion […]

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Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald answer questions on Reddit

I doubt that they coordinated it, but, a few days ago, at roughly the same time, both Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald were on Reddit, answering people’s random questions. Following are some of my favorite responses. I was going to specify who said what, but then it occurred to me that it might be more […]

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American Juggalo

Last night, I couldn’t sleep due to all of the coughing, so I curled up in bed with my laptop and watched New York filmmaker Sean Dunne’s short documentary piece on Juggalo culture, entitled American Juggalo. As we’ve had several conversations here in the past on the clown-faced disciples of Detroit’s ICP, I thought that […]

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Cultivating hate and distrust toward the educated for financial gain

I’ve written a lot over the years about the growing trend toward anti-intellectualism in the United States, and it’s sources. As I think I’ve said before, I think, to a great extent, it’s deliberate. Generally speaking, the more educated a person is, the more likely he or she is to vote against the Republican party, […]

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