Tom H. Hastings


Look to the right for corruption

“When I was growing up a long time ago there was a presumption of prudential integrity for politicians. Yes, I suppose I was naïve, but as a boy from Minnesota I came to think of politics as a clean game in my formative years…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Cheney Free Press, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, Sentinel News, The Sunburg News, Bainbridge Island Review, Nation of Change
Date: November 18,19,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,2018
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Trump’s Kristallnacht

“We are now moving past “mere” voter suppression and voter intimidation. We have arrived at voter assassination. It was almost exactly 80 years ago that the Nazis made their first serious move against their own citizens who happened to be Jewish. It was November 9 and 10, 1938…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Nation of Change, LA Progressive, East County Magazine, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: October 28,29,31, November 12,2018
560 Words

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Deal me out: Trump’s ego vs Earth

“We used to disparage someone by noting that their “ego is the size of Texas.” Does anyone say that about Trump? Yeah, no, Texas is tiny by comparison. I can think of no one with a more vast lacuna between his abilities and accomplishments on the one side and his ego on the other…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, City Watch, The Times and Democrat, LA Progressive, Sentinel News, Gilmer Free Press
Date: October 21,22,23,30,2018
573 Words

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Calibrating for fake v real news

“I teach between 300-400 students every year and one of the most frequent concerns expressed by them is source reliability…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Post Independent Citizen Telegram, Nation of Change, Sierra County Prospect, Lahaina News, Gilmer Free Press, Times-Journal, Sentinel News, The Tomahawk, West Side Gazette
Date: October 20,21,22,24,26,27,2018
519 Words

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Our American character and you the voter

“When we speak of people from a particular identity group—ethnicity, nationality, regional group, state, town, or one of many others—we often essentialize, that is, generalize. Sometimes that’s fair, sometimes not. Of course, it’s always inaccurate unless it’s stated as a tendency, not an absolute, and unless it’s offered as a viewpoint, not proven fact…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: The Journal Tribune, LA Progressive, Nation of Change, West Side Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect, Sentinel News, The PeaceWorker, Denver Urban Spectrum
Date: October 14,15,17,20,2018
508 Words

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