Pragmatism

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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

There’s an agitated Trump up late tweeting more conspiracy nonsense as the Electoral College has voted and the sedition attempt has failed with the so-called longshot of a Congressional maneuver on 6 January the last gasp available. What remains is grift and unhingery. x It’s 1:15 am, Eastern Time. https://t.co/mAbK0tsIhO— Reed Galen...

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  • December 16, 2020

Joe Biden should thank Greg Palast and other voter roll activists the victory. Trump has a new con and it’s working over his cult. Greg Palast not only talks the voter roll game x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • November 11, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board: “I work with people on a daily basis to pass legislation who I know get up in the morning trying to figure out how they can defeat me in my next election,” he told the editorial board in an hour-long interview last week. “…...

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  • October 9, 2020
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This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations....

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  • July 26, 2020

I used to avoid Jennifer Rubin back in the Obama days, when she could find nothing good to say about the President and nothing bad to say about Romney, as well as the way she insisted that everything conservative was better. Since the Great Orange Slug slithered down the escalator,...

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  • July 13, 2020

President Obama recently in a room of wealthy Liberal donors called out Progressives for wanting transformational change. He implied it was unrealistic. Thus far, Obama had stayed out of the Democratic Primary Process. He should consider continuing said refrain as coming out as an anti-progressive will activate many progressives, who...

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  • November 17, 2019

Harry Reid had many progressives up in arms last week as he left the impression that Elizabeth Warren is not as progressive as her campaign rhetoric indicates. I beg to differ. A few days ago, former Senate Majority Leader Reid was David Axelrod’s guest on his CNN podcast The Axe...

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  • October 20, 2019

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter today to pay tribute to his friend and former colleague, the late U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R. IN) x For thirty-six years, Richard Lugar proved that pragmatism and decency work—not only in Washington but all over the world. Michelle and I send our...

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  • April 29, 2019

That’s right, I’m throwing a retirement party, and it’s gonna be one helluva bash, I can tell you that. There’s gonna be unlimited beer and munchies (as long as you bring that shit yourselves), and the awesome “DJ Drums is spinning it for free, since he’s flush with kaboodle coming...

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  • February 13, 2019

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can understand the doubt that Sanders’...

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  • January 28, 2016
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