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The Trinity of Politics/Religion/Jurisprudence rule American Life. Old Socialist comments

There can be no doubt of the fact that Politics/Religion/Jurisprudence constitute the ruling triumvirate in American Civic Life, as the nomination of Amy Barrett make plain. Except to those who somehow think, that this alliance cannot be, in a vaunted … Continue reading

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Dianne Feinstein in trouble? Political Observer comments on the insularity of Corporate Media .

This New Republic essay, by Libby Watson, even quotes the Politico essay, excerpts of which follows this long quotation: Headline: The Democrats Have a Dianne Feinstein Problem Sub-headline: Some in the party believe the 87-year-old senator is ill-equipped to lead … Continue reading

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Gillian Tett on ‘The next financial crisis’. And Old Socialist’s nostalgia!

Insights on the ‘players’ in Ms. Tett’s latest economic melodrama, and some commentary.   Oxford Economics: Oxford Economics is a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis. Our worldwide client base comprises more than 1,500 international corporations, financial institutions, government organisations, … Continue reading

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edward.luce@ft.com & The Senate Report on the Bidens. Political Observer comments

Here is the a news story, that just might have more political weight, than Mr. Luce’s collection of concerns, in his latest essay: Headline: Senate report slams Bidens for conflicts of interest, flags possible criminal activity Sub-headline: GOP-led investigation cites … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, Vulture Capitalist. Old Socialist posts a letter.

Facing up to financial reality | May Letter of the Month Victims of ‘vulture capitalism’ Describing Mitt Romney as a good businessman in the Letter of the Month is a travesty. Newt Gingrich created a YouTube in which he called … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on ‘Conservative Expectations’. Old Socialist comments

The reader just has to wonder at Mr. Ganesh’s ignorance of American political/jurisprudential  history !  Brown v. Board I & II denounced by the revered   Learned Hand, as  ‘second-guessing of legislative choices by the states’ was the grain of sand, … Continue reading

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Neo-Con Niall Ferguson on the Crisis in California: Fires, One Party Rule, ‘Decadence/Decline’. Political Skeptic comments

The reader can only wonder at Mr. Ferguson’s – what reads like nostalgia for George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson, of Prop 87? Oh! sorry he is just a late arrival to California, 2016, in its advanced state of ‘Decadence/Decay’ the … Continue reading

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My reply to @FelixDrost

@Arabella raises not just an interesting point, by focusing upon the failure of America’s political/technocratic class to take the necessary action to save 200,000 lives. Not in any way a small matter? What can this New York Times news story … Continue reading

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gideon.rachman@ft.com on ‘the rise of extraterritoriality’. Political Observer comments

One of the central powers of TTP was this very ‘ rise of extraterritoriality’ : For example, Corporations could bring suits against its signatories, via a claim of  ‘loss of profit’, for enforcing pollution laws against trucks, that didn’t meet … Continue reading

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‘Biden warns Russia’ in The Financial Times. Old Socialist comments

In a Political World, that is slipping out of the control of the American Empire, and its invasions, wars e.g. white phosphorus in Fallujah, Agent Orange in Vietnam, the collection of NGO’s well funded foreign subversions, garnished with a heaping … Continue reading

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