Tag Archives: politics

Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions are tasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Now that science denial is coming back into (political) fashion, and indeed, an entire government is going to be built on lies and bad information, I feel like it’s now my duty to combat incorrect information as much as I … Continue reading

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Too soon, too soon!!!

So, earlier this week, the Electoral College met in each state and decided that a wealthy, racist landowner who lost the popular vote by around 3 million should become President. You know, as the Founders intended. Fine. That was always … Continue reading

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Flunking out of (Electoral) College

The people have spoken. It was close, it was messy, but by a narrow (yet clear) margin, the people chose Hillary Clinton as their next president. However, an outdated tool of racial oppression has overridden the will of the people. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Cannot Be President… and here’s why.

Originally I intended to write a simple article, based on my “Elected Yet Unelectable” series, highlighting (in normal prose form) specific moments and events that prove that Donald J. Trump is completely unelectable and unsuitable for any public office. The … Continue reading

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Edging toward Godwin

This is a quick rant expounding on a thought I posted to Facebook yesterday. I’ve talked repeatedly about fear, and how Trump stokes people’s worries and concerns, and distracts from real problems. Unfortunately, it bears repeating. And repeating. And repeating… … Continue reading

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The Politics of Fear

Why are people voting for Trump? Fear. More than anything else, the reason is fear. I listened to NPR interview a couple who were planning on voting for Trump. They kept repeating certain points. They talked about how they didn’t … Continue reading

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