Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Economist on the Torture Report (December 9,2014) , a comment by Almost Marx

Give Sen. McCain a few political moments to regain his ideological composure.He will quickly join the apologetic lock step of the torture rationalizers. Sen. McCain has long since spent his moral capital: D.K. makes a bad misstep to begin her/his … Continue reading

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On the Hollande/Putin meeting as repoted on in the Financial Times, a comment by Political Cynic

Left un-mentioned in this news story are some important but inconvenient facts concerning the current ‘Ukrainian Crisis’, that is due to western political meddling: Victoria Nuland, Amb. Pyatt and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in concert with the … Continue reading

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Mr. Luce, Mr. Carter and Sen McCain: a comment by Political Realist

Mr. Luce can’t quite contain his enthusiasm for Mr. Carter, whose credentials and experience look to be near perfect for a Pentagon bureaucrat, in fact he is a creature of the American National Security State. What he lacks, in common … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Ferguson or Cockeyed Platonist explaines it all! An essay by Political Cynic

David Brooks in his December 1, 2014 essay titled Class Prejudice Resurgent (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/opinion/david-brooks-class-prejudice-resurgent.html?_r=0) offers his usual ideologically based, deliberate misreading of race relations in American, of the present, as not based on racial prejudice but as centered on ‘classism’. He … Continue reading

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On Hillary Clinton’s rickety bridge to the White House: a comment by PoIitical Observer

I printed a copy of Edward Luce’s essay of November 30, 2014 on Hillary Clinton: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e84aa190-76f2-11e4-8273-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3KhGhi6Q6 I printed it last night so that this morning I could read it without resort to the computer. I wasn’t surprised at the ideologically … Continue reading

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