Yearly Archives: 2019


White nationalism and public health

“George Wallace ran for president in 1968 and garnered a great deal of support from white working class voters, though by then he had learned to use code words and phrases to substitute for overtly racist language—hence his focus on “welfare” and “crime,” “drugs,” “thugs,” and “law and order.” His base comprised white nationalists, largely from the South. Northern white working-class voters were mostly solidly Democrat—until black people finally grew tired of waiting and waiting for economic equality, and until Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. …”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Common Dreams, Claremont New Hampshire Eagle Times, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Sierra County California Prospect, Nation of Change, Berlin New Hampshire Sun, North Ogden Utah Sentinal News
Date: 2019: December 30, 31 2020: January 3, 9, 13
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Thanksgiving in spite of it all

“Why, in the era of the Worst President Ever, with racism and violence erupting with special virulence for the past three years, should we offer thanks?”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Nation of Change, Sierra County California Prospect, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News,
Date: 2019: November 27
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The Democrats’ Scarlet Letter Strategy

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has evidently decided not to turn over the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Congress resumes its work January 7. Some observers think that’s a mistake that will cost Democrats on Election Day. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell seems to think so too, believing the longer the Democrats hold out, the more vindictive, uncooperative, even “unconstitutional” they will appear to voters…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Bainbridge Island Review, Smirking Chimp
Date: 2019: December 20, 21, 22, 23
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Trump as Jim Jones?

“Cults usually are one-man religions. A magnetic, dictatorial, dogmatic, demagogue draws throngs of followers and leads them into lala-land, sometimes dangerously.”

Author: James A. Haught
Published in: Patheos, Sierra County California Prospect, Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, Juan Cole, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, Smirking Chimp
Date: 2019: December 16, 18, 20, 23, 25
627 words

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When it comes to corporate taxes, it’s always Christmas

“As we all know, the largest US corporations and their chief executives were the main beneficiaries of Trump’s so-called tax reform in 2017. A new report from the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), based on the records of 379 of the Fortune 500 corporations, tells us just how much they benefited. Some highlights:”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, CityWatch Los Angeles, ZNet, Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch
Date: 2019: December 19, 20, 25
638 words

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