Today in disinformation: the plan continues to be no plan, increasing our information search-costs. The best example of that is removing as campaign manager, Brad Parscale, the real manipulator of the real and imagined 2016 data-sets in the swing-states. What is normal functioning for Trump has been disinformation, as he...

  • July 16, 2020

Pew pew pew and the operation warp speed…. x President Trump compared the accelerated effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine by January 2021 to the Manhattan Project. Experts have noted that a timeline of even 12 to 18 months is optimistic. — All Things Considered (@npratc) May 15, 2020 x...

  • May 15, 2020

You may have seen the ads; Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino, are all together in a new movie, “The Irishman.”   These are my favorite actors and director, and my favorite subject; labor unions. However this new movie is based on a book featuring confessions of a thuggish convict, without...

  • September 28, 2019

So, yeah, Oregon. Where there’s an increasing chance of an armed standoff between the government and… the government. First, a little background. As of the last election, the Democrats enjoy full control of the Oregon government, including a supermajority in both the House and Senate. But not, as we’ll see, a...

  • June 21, 2019

As long as the GOP tax law was screwing over blue-state homeowners (i.e., the “right” people), Donald Trump and his minions didn’t seem to care much. But this is one voting bloc he probably doesn’t want to piss off: truckers. According to a story in Mother Jones, long-haul truck drivers are...

  • April 15, 2019

I’ve worked for labor unions for 40 years and I’m proud of it.  But I’ve also witnessed, and suffered, from the employers’ and their conservative political allies’ relentless and successful attacks on workers. Unions have lost ground over the last 40 years. Weaker unions meant we had to bargain contracts...

  • December 22, 2018
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