Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

BROKEN PROMISES: 100 Years of Republican Campaign Slogans

This was originally posted June 23, 2016.  At that time, it was a warning. Now, it’s a reminder of how the U.S. got where we are today.   by Nona Blyth Cloud   The policies and sloganeering of the current Republican … Continue reading

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Prezident Kozyr’s diplomacy as reality-TV genre

By ann sunmers   Reality-TV rather than Realism … Nikolai Volkoff is known for teaming with The Iron Sheik, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event, and also with Boris Zukhov as The … Continue reading

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Twitter capitalism: a waterfall of cockroaches

By ann summers   Wall of zombies in World War Z (2013) … The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. … 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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Ferguson (MO) Circa 2014, California Circa 1967, the Death of Denzil Dowell, the Black Panther Party, and Open Carry Laws

By Elaine Magliaro Nearly fifty years ago, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. According to Steve Wasserman of The Nation, the two “brash upstarts” from Oakland, California “quickly garnered a reputation for their … Continue reading

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