Adam Smith Military Force Military Spending Politics Race and Racism War

Worried about anti-Asian violence? The U.S. is preparing for war with China.

Despite losing disastrously in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the U.S. is actively preparing for war with China, a technologically advanced nation with four times our population.  And it’s planning to fight it in China’s own backyard: the South China Sea. Donald Trump ramped up the racist rhetoric against China (“Chinese virus” and “Kung Flu”). But […]

Military Force Military Spending

The epic failure of the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program

Forbes: The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed Salon: Even by Pentagon terms, this was a dud: The disastrous saga of the F-35 Esquire: This Country Is Spending $1.7 Trillion on Planes That Don’t Work  “For that money, we could have cancelled American student loan debt. All of it.” Extreme […]

Health care Politics Washington State Politics

Competing bills for universal healthcare in Washington State

Two bills to establish universal health care in Washington State are under consideration by the state senate this session. The Whole Washington’s Health Trust (SB 5204), sponsored by Senators Hasegawa, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Nguyen, Stanford, and Wilson, C., “is fully realized, universal healthcare legislation, complete with specific funding mechanisms and a transition plan. If passed, […]

Gay rights Religion

On the supposed abomination of homosexuality

In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as […]

Donald Trump Race and Racism

Sam Harris’s false equivalence

In this podcast from Jan 9, 2020, Sam Harris criticizes both Trump supporters and BLM protesters and says both hold “grotesque” views. He spends the first half of the podcast denouncing the extremism and unreasonableness of Trump and his supporters, in particular with regards to the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capital building. In the […]

Marijauna Messaging Socialism

Letter-to-the-editor in response to an article in The Nation

In “Centrist Dems Are Wrong About November’s Losses” (Dec 21, 2020), Steve Phillips presents evidence that high Republican turnout is what caused multiple Democratic House members to lose their seats. He claims, without evidence, that the slogans “defund the police” and “socialism” aren’t what caused the high GOP turnout.   But the sad thing is that […]

Adam Smith War

Geniuses!

The House of Representatives just voted to give the Pentagon $741,000,000,000. We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has infected over 15 million Americans and will kill more than 300,000 people in this country before the year is out. Our representatives have prioritized money for weapons manufacturers and endless war over providing […]

GOP Lies

Crazy right wing election conspiracy theories

I was forwarded this email about alleged election fraud.  They believe this crazy stuff.   Actual Surveillance Video of Criminal Vote Fraud   http://targetfreedom.com/uncategorized/actual-surveillance-video-of-criminal-vote-fraud/   This is actual Surveillance Video of the Criminal Act of Stealing the Election   Multiples URLs are provided because of massive censorship:   https://www.bitchute.com/video/bL0yUxJBGgsd/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keANzinHWUA&fbclid=IwAR3jgMEaO_6Dphadli7nVOKLOtUwwr72OUr7KJLMcwTDNtl_bUFyNH8YqcI https://twitter.com/TeamTrump/status/1334569329334083586 https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/ruby-breaking-crooked-democrat-filmed-pulling-suitcases-ballots-georgia-identified/   Cristina […]

Donald Trump

NY Times quotes commentators on the election

“The vote-counting happening now is…. exactly what we knew and reported would happen. This is legitimate vote-counting, of ballots that were returned before or on Election Day.” — Scott Detrow, NPR “This is an extremely flammable situation and the president just threw a match into it,” Chris Wallace said on Fox News, after Trump’s remarks. […]

Donald Trump

Dr. Stephen Kotkin on Trump

I invite you to read this excerpt from a lecture by Dr. Stephen Kotkin, a professor in history and international affairs at Princeton University, called Sphere of Influence I: The Gift of Geopolitics. He describes Donald Trump’s destructive influence on the United States. He says: In the fantasy of The United States’ opponents, about the […]