Robert C. Koehler


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, The Smirking Chimp
Date: November 6,7,8,9,14,2018
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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, IslamiCity, The Smirking Chimp, West Side Gazette, Tribune Content Agency, Sierra County Prospect
Date: November 1,2,3,5,9,14,2018
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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, The Smirking Chimp
Date: October 22,23,24,25,26,28,November 2,2018
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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
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From Carswell to Kavanaugh

“These words did in G. Harrold Carswell nearly five decades ago:
“I am Southern by ancestry, birth, training, inclination, belief and practice. And I believe that segregation of the races is proper and the only practical and correct way of life in our states. I have always so believed and I shall always so act…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Tribune Content Agency, Sierra County Prospect, Common Dreams, Common Wonders Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Z Net, Counterpunch, The Raven Foundation, Free Press, Sentinel News, The Smirking Chimp
Date: October 3,4,5,2018
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The curse of eve

“This is so much bigger than Brett Kavanaugh, or the outcome of his nomination. Women are suddenly opening their secret wounds. Their trauma — often many decades old — is becoming, for the first time, public. So are their tears…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Chicago Tribune, Free Press, Common Wonders Blog, LA Progressive, South Coast Today, Sierra County Prospect, Tribune Content Agency, The Sunburg News, The Smirking Chimp, Counterpunch, Bainbridge Island Review
Date: September 26,27,28,29,2018
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