Fascinating article in The New Republic recently, “Educated Fools: Why Democratic Leaders Still Misunderstand The Politics of Social Class,” by Thomas Geoghegan. In it, the author argues that the reason Progressives fail in America is that we have lost touch with the working class, and that one of the reasons for that is that we…

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Boris Johnson, a man with an empty void of droning Latin phrases where his soul should be, wanted to be Prime Minister his entire life. Then he managed it, the end. Except that it wasn’t the end. It was only the beginning. Boris entered 10 Downing Street, ascendant, triumphant… and then realised he was still…

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If you’re wondering how anyone can still support Trump, remember this: Flying monkeys (popular psychology) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Flying monkeys[1] is a term used in popular psychology mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse.[2] They are people who act on behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose…

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Very funny scene from one of my fav sitcoms. It is true, also, about the fact that you could be having a way worse day. But look at it this way. Right now, in Trump’s White House, there are people for whom a bird on their head would seem like a picnic. If you’re having…

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Sounds kinda creepy, but might be a good idea. If we could just sleep through the last days of the Orange One’s presidency.   Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time – The technique, called emergency preservation and resuscitation (EPR), involves rapidly cooling a person to around 10 to 15°C by replacing…

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We are not ready to endorse any candidate. We will say that we’ll vote for any Democrat who takes on Trump, but not more than that. Still, this is a fascinating article on Bernie Sanders and his impact on American politics in general.   What Bernie Brings to the Table – This Democratic primary could…

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Don’t forget to join tonight’s Reject The CoverUp event! Around the country at hundreds of locations, starting at 5:30 pm Eastern Time, people will be gathering to protest the disgraceful behavior of the Republican Senate in acquitting Trump without witnesses. You can find an event near you at the Reject The CoverUp webpage on Common…

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Probably won’t happen anytime soon, but this is a cool idea.   Why We Need to Consider the Human Toll of Conserving Half the Earth: The concept of cordoning off 50 percent of the planet, known as Half Earth, has been around for decades. Modeling suggests conserving half the planet will protect up to 85…

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And Trump’s a big part of this.   Elite American M.B.A. programs report steep drops in interest as international students opt for universities in Europe and Canada https://t.co/tHXkzoRJdj — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 19, 2019

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