Robert C. Koehler


The virus is our teacher

“Last Sunday at 11 a.m. I went for a walk. Even if it’s nothing special, a walk isn’t a normal thing to do these days. But this brief walk — around the block…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: The Smirking chimp, Common Dreams, Fergus Falls Journal, Tribune Content Agency, LA Progressive, Conterpunch, The Chronicle, Bainbridge Island Review, Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: March 25,26,27,29,30,April 1,2020
1047 Words

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War, profit and the coronavirus

“If you want expertise, don’t bother reading any further here. I know as much about coronavirus as any stunned disbeliever with a sudden, irresistible urge to touch his face.
This is a news story that’s spookily personal — far more personal, somehow, than all those other ongoing horror stories out there, about war, refugees, climate change…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: The News International, Common Dreams, Tribune Content Agency, The Smirking Chimp
Date: March 12,13,2020
1009 Words

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The meaning of Super Tuesday

“A gush of corporate relief fills the airwaves as Super Tuesday becomes history. A progressive wave was not electorally visible as the Democratic status quo consolidated itself behind Joe Biden and won 10 states.
I was feeling a lot more hope when Super Tuesday began than I’m feeling a day later, so the need right now is to regroup…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Counterpunch, Bainbridge Island Review, Pagosa Daily Post, Free Press, Common Dreams, Tribune Content Agency, The Chronicle
Date: March 5,6,12,2020
827 Words

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Bernie’s assault on our cliché of greatness

““Excuse me, occasionally it might be a good idea to be honest about American foreign policy.”
I don’t think I’ve heard that much honesty from a mainstream-party presidential candidate in virtually half a century. And suddenly this race begins to matter in a way that seems like . . . oh my God, a return of democracy?…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Art Voice, The Orange Leader, LA Progressive, Tribune Content Agency, Canadian Dimension, The Chronicle, Free Press, California Free Press, The News International, Pagosa Daily News, Sentinel News, Canadian Dimension,
Date: February 26,27,28,2020
1928 Words

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