Category Archives: Political Science

Truth is More Powerful than Hate

Yesterday, a member of the Michigan state senate gave a speech which struck right at the hate-filled heart of right-wing extremism and deception.  Her name is Mallory McMorrow – it’s a name worth remembering, because I’m hoping she will soon … Continue reading

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Russian Oligarchy: Voyage of the Damned

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) pen name of the Russian poet Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, who was born in Odessa, to a Ukrainian naval engineer and a mother descended from Russian nobility. She married poet Niklay Gumilev in 1910, … Continue reading

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A Black Woman SCOTUS Justice – UPDATED

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor The argument has been vociferously advanced against limiting the appointment of the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, to a qualified pool of black women, since they comprise about 7% of the population. This is my response. First, … Continue reading

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The Woman’s Bible: the Feminist Book that Suffragists Rejected

by Nona Blyth Cloud Sunday, January 16, 2022, will be Religious Freedom Day, a celebration of this statute, written by Thomas Jefferson, and passed by the Virginia Assembly on January 16, 1786, which became the basis for the protections of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Crimes, and Democracy

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Forever Thankful” – Irene Fowler Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or somethin’ else, welcome to the melting pot. I am on West African time, so ‘servez-vous.’ Even though we are … Continue reading

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TCS: Reaching Out Into the World – Floyd Dell, Socialist

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ Feminism … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Attempted Insurrection in Washington DC

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.As nations become corrupt and vicious, theyhave more need of masters.”   – Benjamin Franklin “In questions of power, then, let no more be saidof confidence in man, but bind him down frommischief by the … Continue reading

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National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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J’Accuse Chinese food – an hour later you want to chokehold someone again

By ann summers Disinformation is getting a bad name these days, but then again isn’t bad naming what it’s about? Saudi Arabia’s cascade of excuses for killing Jamal Khashoggi hinge on not making it seem like an official act, but … Continue reading

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