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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The American Farce Unravels: Shreds of January 6th

 
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The storming of the Capitol on January 6th by Trump supporters was an acceleration in the unraveling of the American political regime and the fantastic ideology that sustains it. Unfortunately, the likeliest result, in the short term at least, is that the regime will knit itself a tighter coat of control, with the help, sadly, of a large number of professed “progressives” who are rushing to bolster an imperial center that cannot, and should not, hold.

This event, which featured a cast of costumed characters that turned the Capitol into the Mos Eisley Cantina for a couple of hours, was the culmination of five years of farcical politics increasingly unhinged from the ability to think reasonably about, let alone effectively address, the real dangers and injustices accumulating in our country and the world, The ground work of that was decades of the Fox vs. CNN/MSNBC universe of mutually-assured ideological degradation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Third Discussion with Charles Dunaway on His Wider View Radio Podcast (1/25/2021)

This is an almost hour-long conversation I had with Jim Kavanagh on January 24, 2021.  We talk about the storming of Congress, populism of the left and right, keeping the pitchforks away, and various other topics. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Weekly Panel on The Critical Hour (10/2/2020)

 What Will Be Political Impact of Trump, First Lady Testing Positive for COVID-19?

The president, who is 74, was diagnosed with the illness hours after it became public knowledge that Trump aide Hope Hicks had tested positive. How will he be treated? How does the revelation impact the political landscape?

"US stocks fell Friday after President Trump said he and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus, but all three major indexes held on to notch gains for the week," the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. What's next?

Friday, October 2, 2020

Policial Misfits Discussion of New Russiagate Tesimony, Breonna Grand Jury Transcripts (9/29/2020)

More Doubt Cast on Russiagate

Jim Kavanagh, editor of The Polemicist, joins us to discuss Russiagate. Is it finally done? "The Justice Department has released a pair of documents casting fresh doubt on the judgment of senior law enforcement officials who investigated possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016," the Washington Post reported on September 25. We'll look at how this all points to a hoax.
[Related articles: Investigation Nation: Mueller, Russiagate, and Fake PoliticsBe Careful What You Ask For: Wasting Time with Manafort, Cohen, and Russiagate]

"More Doubt Cast on Russiagate" on Spreaker.

Political Misfits with hosts Hosts Bob Schlehuber and Michelle Witte brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more. (Introduction above is theirs, with related articles of mine referenced in brackets.)

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