Archive for the ‘Person’ Category

AOC: One Year in Washington


(NewYork Intelligencer) – David Freedlander:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, and hardly has a friend in town. …

nymag aoc-first-yearAOC, by David Williams

Terry Gilliam


(Independent Film) – Alexandra Pollard:

After two decades of trying, the director and former Monty Python member has finally managed to make ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’. But he’d rather talk about #MeToo, the trials of being a white man, and why he’s decided to become a ‘black lesbian in transition’. …

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Michael Moore


(Rolling Stone Politics) – Matt Taibbi:

The famed documentarian tells Rolling Stone‘s Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi about solar storms, pedophile coffee, the Flint water crisis, Trump’s chances next year, and other horrors. …

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Impeachment Reasons A-Z


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Donald Trump became the third president of the United States to be impeached.

I couldn’t help but be disappointed that there were only two articles of impeachment passed against the president. Two? That’s it? Why were other Trumpian offenses not included?…

theintercept a-z-trump-impeachmentVoting on House Resolution 755: Impeachment of Donald Trump

What is Trump?


(Patheos::ATP) – Bert Bigelow:

I found this in a comment thread here. …

Trump is a snowflake’s idea of strength and masculinity, an incel’s idea of a playboy, a racist’s idea of white supremacy, a Christian extremist’s idea of being godly, a nationalist’s idea of patriotism, and an idiot’s idea of being a self-made millionaire. But perhaps worst of all, he’s a bully’s idea of how might-makes-right is “nature’s way” of how the world works. In the end, these bullies are more than willing to shut off whatever empathy they may have, and will use the power of the law to make the lives of everyone that isn’t white, rich, straight, and Christian complete and utter hell, and worse if possible. Why? Because they can.

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When London Bridge Goes Down


(Guardian long read) – Sam Knight:

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan. …

theguardian london-bridgeKing George VI funeral procession 1952

Trump’s Base


(Atlantic Ideas) – Dan P. McAdams:

The president has followed the predictable course for narcissism in one way, alienating many who have served in his administration, and defied expectations in another, by continuing to attract an adoring core. …

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Wikipedia: Malignant Narcissism

What Is ‘Failson’ Culture?


(Daily Beast) – Molly Jong-Fast:

One is not born a failson. Nor does one simply inherit the status of failson. No—failson status is earned through a display of equal parts incompetence, stupidity, and arrogance. And until his book, no person in America—or maybe even the world, so bursting at the seams with louche heirs and dissolute royals with no throne to sit their pampered arses on—illustrated all the facets of a failson better than Junior. …

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Elizabeth Warren Is Not Progressive


(Guardian Comments) – Nathan Robinson:

Warren loves to antagonize the super-rich – but her campaign seems suspiciously designed to stave off revolution. …

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The Skeletons in the Closet


(New Yorker::Daily Cartoon) – Emily Flake:

Once I gave an insincere compliment to fill an uncomfortable silence.” …

newyorker warren-skeletonsEmily Flake 2019-11-14: Elizabeth Warren: The Skeletons in the Closet