Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bernie gets a Dove; Hillary gets the Bird

It is apparently harder to rig caucus results than primaries, since they are based on people actually showing up and registering their views on the condidates. Hence Bernie Sanders Easter Saturday Sweep. Washington and Alaska have gone solidly for Bernie … Continue reading

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A Terrible Beauty: Easter, 1916

In consideration of the season, following is William Butler Yeats’ famous poem, Easter, 1916.  It is both commentary on, and witness to, the Easter Rebellion in Dublin of that year.  For those familiar with the events, it needs no commentary; … Continue reading

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Hillary LOSES March 22 Candidate Races!

In a carefully unpublicized upset, Bernie Sanders has managed to win in the trifecta of western elections Tuesday night.  Although Sanders won in number of committed delegates (the only numbers which truly matter in the race) you would not have known it … Continue reading

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Legacy Voters and the Looming Demise of Neo-Liberal Democrats

Since the Reagan Era, the Democratic Party, despite having once been the standard bearer of the basic values of the New Deal, has continually failed to live up to anything remotely resembling its responsibility to the American public.  The reasons … Continue reading

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Which side is the Black Lives Matter Movement on?

In a primary season fertile in unpredictability, extremism and just plain weirdness, you have to go some way to stand out as the wild hamster of politics, but the Black Lives Matter and allied movements have managed to achieve that status.  … Continue reading

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