Category Archives: Electric Politics

Building Seven

The 9/11 truth movement keeps getting stronger. And the movement’s assault on the establishment’s preferred narrative, after eight years, has reduced it to a risible absurdity. An abundance of irrefutable scientific evidence exists. The problem remains, however, of getting people … Continue reading

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Peace, a fundamental human right.  ✓  Health care, a fundamental human right.  ✓  An egalitarian society, a fundamental human right? Yes, let’s add that last one, not because we’re Communists, but because it makes sense — and not merely as … Continue reading

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Forever From the Earth

Farmers are an endangered species. Farmers who fight back against what’s happening to them by farming smarter, even more so. But without farmers who respect and love the land, who farm in a sustainable way, we’re goners. Here are a … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Machine

Mysticism and science overlap more than people usually recognize as the former usually promises, in one way or another, adepts a means to enlightenment under their own steam. It’s one reason — a pretty good reason — why the early … Continue reading

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Ringmaster

At this point, to be brutally realistic about it, there isn’t much good to be said for Mr. Obama except, perhaps, that he’s better than a Republican. One can only hope that he’s susceptible to being pinned down by determined … Continue reading

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Whither Afghanistan?

What a tar baby. It’s just not so simple to see how we get out of Afghanistan, either in the context of events over there or of politics here at home. One thing, though, is for sure: We won’t win … Continue reading

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ABRACADABRA

There’s a surprising strain of magical thinking in American culture, indeed, in American politics, which bears examination. As it turns out, much of this is a relatively modern phenomenon dating from the middle of the nineteenth century — thus, in … Continue reading

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Adjusted Narratives

Very little in our mainstream public discourse makes sense anymore. In a way, we’re trying to have a collection of meta-discussions about things, but we’re not quite smart enough to manage it. What we need to do is figure out … Continue reading

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Unbelievable

Here’s ‘something a little different’ for your late summer listening pleasure. Stacy Horn, an occasional NPR contributor, has written a marvelous book, Unbelievable, about the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory and its findings. Stacy thinks, and I very much agree, that … Continue reading

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Spasibo Moskva

Personally, I think we owe the Russians a lot. Moscow unilaterally dismantled the Soviet Union, thereby ending the Cold War (or the first Cold War, according to Stephen F. Cohen), and making the world a much better, safer place. Clearly, … Continue reading

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