Tom H. Hastings


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
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Lock him up! Lock him up! The Flipper regime

“His karma is headed over the cliff. They are finding the witches, eh? Michael Cohen, his fixer lawyer, pleads out, flipping off Trump. His Campaign Chair, Paul Manafort, is convicted on a cluster…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Superior Telegram, Sierra County Prospect, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press, Nation of Change, The Portland Observer, Sentinel News
Date: August 24,27,29,30,September 5,9,2018
482 Words

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Anti-American, anti-truth White House

“How is Trump doing in his fake MAGA quest? MPGA? Make Putin Great Again? My career as an activist since the 1960s has focused on a critique of my own government’s activities, since we live in a democracy and our government’s actions are done in our names…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Truthout, LA Progressive, The Sunburg News, Gilmer Free Press, Brewminate, West Side Gazette
Date: August 17,18,20,29,30,2018
657 Words

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Coarse culture resurgent racism

“From calling Mexicans rapists and animals to calling the one African American at one of his rallies “my African American,” to endorsing…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Medium, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Chagrin Valley Today, The Sunburg News, Sentinel News, Sierra County Prospect, The Foothills Paper, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press
Date: July 8,11,12,14,15,2018
536 Words

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