Category Archives: George W. Bush

Propaganda 200: In Summation, Gist The Whitewashing Power Of Editing

by GENE HOWINGTON “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out … Continue reading

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BROKEN PROMISES: 100 Years of Republican Campaign Slogans

by Nona Blyth Cloud   The policies and sloganeering of the current Republican Party are only more extreme versions of party policies and slogans for nearly 100 years. They haven’t been “the party of Lincoln” for at least a century. What … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Donald as The Saint Ronald

By ann summers With revisionists spinning tehDonald as the rebirth of Lincoln or Reagan, so much will be made of the early, recent closeness of polling for Hillary versus tRump. And certainly Hillary is no Jimmy Carter, centrism notwithstanding. And even … Continue reading

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John Barron-Miller: Harbinger of a V for Vendetta Business Plot

Thomas Cole (1801–1848) Destruction from The Course of Empire. 1836 painting  39 ½ x 63 ½ in (100.33 x 161.29 cm) New-York Historical Society   By ann summers November 8, 2016 could signal the end of the Republic when the American … Continue reading

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Hillary must resist the temptation to Triangulate

By ann summers More surprising is that there is a literature going back to 2010 urging that the Democratic party move past the linear model of political triangulation as a strategic messaging option. There are serious reasons why Hillary’s triangulating her … Continue reading

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Revisionist Histories and a return of Glass-Steagell

By ann summers Perhaps Donald Trump has proven that it takes a village idiot to triangulate ten garlic bulbs and take puma mountain by strategy. Or despite hip-hop musicals about Alexander Hamilton, will the eventual POTUS think about central banking as part of … Continue reading

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Michael Ware’s Only the Dead knows that the end of War documentaries are not snuff films

        By ann summers No one wants to see the explicit images of death and the dying, the actual rather than the Michael Bay cinematic explosions, and yet like the spectacular trainwreck of the 2016 elections season, … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t’ is not the Obama Doctrine because there is one

By ann summers   An important date in my lifetime was not an August 30 when I decided to blog regularly, but the red line moment for the Obama decision not to bomb the shit out of Syria over the use … Continue reading

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Global “suicide by police” cannot be the basis for a foreign policy

By ann summers     In the abstract, there’s too much meta in global politics. Yet as today’s interview of Robin Wright on NPR indicates having that more theoretical view is very important to gaining perspective on the various machinations of domestic … Continue reading

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What the Global War on Terrorism(sic) National Monument should embody

 By ann summers I wrote a very early story a couple of years ago on trying to think about a virtual or actual monument to this war and thought that even though we have ceased(sic) combat operations, that a national monument … Continue reading

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