Robert C. Koehler


The demonic suction tube

“Suddenly America’s political cauldron bubbles with hope and possibility — not just because the Democrats have won races across the country, but because voters pushed back in record numbers against the forces of Trump and racism and the long-standing lies of entrenched wealth…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, Tribune Content Agency, Counterpunch, The Raven Foundation, Common Wonders Blog
Date: November 29,30, December 3,2018
852 Words

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The issues that won’t go away

“How much real change manifested itself in the 2018 midterms? How deeply does the outcome reflect the American soul? Apparently, about 113 million Americans, basically half the electorate, felt compelled to vote in the midterms, revved up either by intense opposition to or support for Donald Trump…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Counterpunch, Chicago Tribune, Common Dreams, Tribune Content Agency, The Raven Foundation, Common Wonders Blog, Pagosa Daily Post, Brewminate, Sierra County Prospect, Bainbridge Island Review
Date: November 6,7,8,9,14,2018
901 Words

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Mass murder and American history

““Screw your optics, I’m going in.”
This is bigger than hate, this latest mass shooting, last weekend, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which, oh my God, 11 more innocent souls died at the hands of a home-grown terrorist…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, BuzzFeed, Bainbridge Island Review, Salem News, Counterpunch, Free Press, Critical Studies, Pagosa Daily Post
Date: November 1,3,5,2018
901 Words

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Why do only some lives matter?

“What would it take for everyone’s life to matter as much as Jamal Khashoggi’s? I ask this question over at the edge of the news, looking for a doorway into the human conscience…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Free Press, LA Progressive, Sierra County Prospect, The Raven Foundation, Tribune Content Agency, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Sentinel News, Common Wonders Blog, Counterpunch, Critical Studies, IslamiCity, Gilmer Free Press, Lassen County Times
Date: October 22,23,24,25,26,28,November 2,2018
911 Words

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Climate change and collective salvation

“In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, as white male privilege reclaims its desperate grip on our future, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report comes out…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog, Counterpunch, Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Common Dreams, The Smirking Chimp, IslamiCity, Sentinel News, Gilmer Free Press
Date: October 10,11,12,13,16,2018
943 Words

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