Archive for the ‘Politics+War’ Category



(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Sam Kriss says that the term neoliberal is not a recent one but dates back at least as far as to the 1950s and has a well-established pedigree. People who hate the term neoliberal the most are those who are themselves neoliberals, and he uses writer Jonathan Chait of the New York Magazine as a prime example. …

singham 2017/07/22 neoliberals


Trump’s Favorite Foe


(New Yorker) – David Remnick:

One of the saving graces of the Trump era is the journalism it has inspired. Maggie Haberman is a tireless, keen-eyed example. As part of the New York Times’ White House team, she has repeatedly added to the sum total of what we know about this President and the chaotic West Wing. …

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Maggie Haberman

Jeff Sessions Wants to Make “Legalized Theft” Great Again


(The Intercept) – Alex Emmons:

Donald Trump’s Justice Department revived a federal program on Wednesday that gives state and local law enforcement more power to seize property from people who haven’t been charged, let alone convicted, of a crime. …

theintercept 2017/07/20 legalized-theft

Legalized Robbery

Medicare For All


(Raging Pencils) – Mike Stanfill:

Hmmm, what’s a good replacement for Obamacare that the Democrats would support?” …

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Mike Stanfill: Raging Pencils 2017-07-17: Medicare For All

Dublin For Brexit Relocation


(Guardian::Banking) – Lisa O’Carroll:

Its shared language and links with London have made the Irish capital first choice for banks seeking new bases from which to trade in Europe. …

theguardian 2017/jul/15 dublin

Famine sculpture at the International Financial Services Centre Dublin

Go Whistle!


(Guardian Cartoons) – Steve Bell:

Boris Johnson has suggested European leaders can “go whistle” if they expect Britain to pay a divorce bill for withdrawing from the European Union. …

theguardian 2017/jul/11 steve-bell

Steve Bell: Go Whistle!



(Jesus and Mo) – Mo:

Listen to this! Before Roe vs. Wade in 1973, it’s estimated that illegal abortions caused the deaths of up to 8,000 American women per year.” …

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Jesus and Mo 2017-06-29: Wade

Brexodus Has Begun


(Guardian Comments) – Joris Luyendijk:

Who would sacrifice EU citizenship for life in a country we now know could turn on us at any moment? It makes sense to get ahead of the returning herd. …

theguardian 2017/jun/29 brexodus

Euro Tunnel



(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms. …

theatlantic 2017/05 pussy

Howard Jacobson: Pussy - A Novel

Qatar ‘Row’ a “Family Issue”


(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

White House press spokesman Sean Spicer made the comments during an off-camera briefing to journalists in Washington.

So was World War I. …

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Basil Zaharoff in Tintin