Category Archives: Society

Looking at Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump speech on the media

  By ann summers The collective false consciousness that is US democracy has many manifestations, so without casting aspersions on Arizona GOP senator Jeff Flake’s motives, his speech on the floor of the US Senate is useful if only to … Continue reading

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Does everyone really know he’s an idiot

By ann summers A melange of mercenaries continue to wheel out the orange Moloch idol for the cult of personality as they now do to keep the Trumptanic afloat. This past week has featured an interesting intersection of the release … Continue reading

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Oh look, moving the US embassy will make them forget about everything else …Not

By ann summers Since November, the accidental president has been trying to escape having won by the perfect storm of Russian intervention, voter suppression, covert sexism/racism, and strategic dirty tricks. #TrumpRussia continues its dogged march, with Mike Flynn’s deal with … Continue reading

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Will Trump return Philippine war trophies

By ann summers   Trump could salvage what has been a mediocre trip to Asia by a small political act, even if it might give him the same Executive Order troubles he’s experienced with Congress. There have been several decades … Continue reading

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Titling the post-Trump biopic… Get The Bigly Shorty, or Derp in Paradise Papers

By ann summers There probably have been numerous Trump biography projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote. We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, … Continue reading

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Populism is no longer a useful concept

  By ann summers Courage and representation are now in short supply in the US. Populism is problematic in that its tendency has been manipulated to mobilize classes to act in opposition to their interests. We are at such a … Continue reading

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Stephen Miller: demography sans democracy

  By ann summers Stephen “dont call me Space Cowboy Maurice” Miller has shrewdly used his time to feather his own WH nest by controlling immigration policy while his noisier counterpart Steve Bannon was fighting with everybody else. One can … Continue reading

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