Politics

Warning to Dems from antiwar conservatives: Dems’ militarism “is going to bite them pretty hard very soon”

The transpartisan* Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft held a zoom meeting today with antiwar conservatives: The New Right: Ukraine Marks Major Foreign Policy Shift Among Conservatives. *The Quincy Institute is funded by both the Charles Koch Foundation and by George Soros’ Open Societies Foundations, as well as other groups. The meeting had discussion among antiwar […]

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Visualizing and analyzing the 2022 election

Using data from Harvard and MIT Election Data and Science Lab, “County Presidential Election Returns 2000-2020”,  https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/VOQCHQ, Harvard Dataverse, V10; County Presidential Returns U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service I wrote a program to visualize 2020 presidential elections results in 3d.  Few of the findings are […]

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Can a moderate left coalition stop Republican extremism?

In an essay Are We Doomed? from The Atlantic in January of 2022, George Packer warned of the dangers to our democracy from Republican extremism, in particular with regards to elections.  His prescription for stopping Republican extremism is that a coalition of Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans should overlook minor areas of disagreement.  He says […]

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Summary of interview with Peter Kuznick about Ukraine

Mickey Huff, the third director of Project Censored, interviews American University historian Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of The Untold History of the United States. They discuss the current U.S. and NATO confrontation with Russia over Ukraine; summarize the recent history of Ukraine and U.S. relations, while placing current affairs in Cold War context; and emphasize the […]

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Summary of The Quincy Institute video “Who’s Afraid of the Military Industrial Complex?”

The Quincy Institute video Who’s Afraid of the Military Industrial Complex? – YouTube  (embedded below) that Coleen shared has gotten 424 views and 37 likes.  A music video or a cat video often gets millions of views.  Apparently not many people are afraid of the MiC, maybe because they think the topic is BORING. Well, […]

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How the U.S. provoked Russia in Ukraine: A Compendium

Most of mainstream American media echo the official U.S. position that Russia is the only aggressor in Ukraine. Here is a collection of articles and quotations from senior U.S. diplomats, academics, military personnel, think tanks, and journalists that explain U.S. responsibility for provoking the crisis. I hope the collection is useful as a resource for […]