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Political ideology and the Overton Window.

I’ve realized over the past year that political ideology is not a straight line, but more of a circle. If you move too far to either extreme, whether it’s the far left or the far right, you wind up in … Continue reading

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We need a lot more awareness about narcissism and psychopathy.

Elizabeth Mika is one of the 27 mental health professionals who contributed to the  bestselling book,  The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.   She is a psychologist who writes about narcissism, psychopathy and authoritarianism (specifically Donald Trump’s authoritarianism) on her Medium … Continue reading

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Can we ever stop the hemorrhaging?

America is sliding backwards in almost every way imaginable.   Like it or not, as a country we have become far more superstitious, fearful, intolerant, and tribal than we were twenty, forty, or even sixty years ago.   Such a worldview is … Continue reading

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The unholy alliance that is ushering in a new Dark Age.

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. –Sinclair Lewis, 1935. This article is going to be dark.  I wasn’t looking forward to writing it, but I must do so. Dark as … Continue reading

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Narcissism, politicians, and Trump.

Most successful politicians are narcissists, or at least have more than average narcissistic traits.    Narcissism is almost a requirement to be a successful politician, since it takes a high level of self confidence and an affinity for self-promotion.   One … Continue reading

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“Now More Than Ever:” On Straitjacketing Trump

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The phrase Now more than ever has been used liberally in our media since November last year, more often than not to sell something. The New York Times uses it to push subscriptions, for…

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We are at war. What do we do now?

  So.  The oligarchs got their wish last night, under cover of darkness.  In secrecy and total lack of transparency, in the dead of a December night, they passed a tax bill that robs the poor and middle class to … Continue reading

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Arguing with Trumpists is exhausting.

  I should know better than to argue with Trump supporters on Twitter or anywhere else. Several other people were involved in this thread. I have called them Person A, B, etc. The Trump supporter is called “Trumpist” and I’m … Continue reading

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Trump’s tax bill: we are in deep trouble.

Holy cow.   Trump’s tax bill is bad enough for the average person who isn’t a corporation or a billionaire, as well as threatening the ACA (by removing the individual mandate), but look what else is hidden inside it. Every American … Continue reading

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