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Affordable Care – For BigPharma. Time to Escape the Duopoly

The rubble of Trump's presidency will form fertile ground for resistance - if we act now....

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Nothing Changes: Isn’t ‘Deep State’ just the ‘Civil Service’?

Whatever you choose to call it, the wheels within wheels always have the power...

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USA as World’s Policeman? We’re Going to Need More Coffins

If the USA is 'the world's policeman', is it any wonder the world is so scared?...

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Only Lenten Honesty Can Trump a Carnival of Lies

Jokers are wild for Mardi Gras, but only a lent of honesty can counter a carnival of lies...

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What Holocaust? What War? Collective Amnesia in the Time of Trump

First as tragedy, then as farce. History repeats, but which one are we living in?...

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Hey Patriot, Why Do You Hate Your Country?

Participation mystique is intoxicating, but ultimately futile against hate...

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Donald’s Big State Visit. 1.8 Million Voices Ignored

Even Neville Chamberlain stopped short of inviting fascists for state visits....

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Loitered Lens: Candlebox

A sweet return from proto-grunge torchbearers Candlebox at the Underworld. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Honey Ryder

Honey Ryder brought bright Americana to a soggy Islington night. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Aaron Watson

Bright as dawn over Laredo, photos of Aaron Watson onstage at the Garage, London...

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Viral Vaquero: Aaron Watson at The Garage

Bringing country to town, Aaron Watson tips a stetson to The Garage...

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Failing Upwards: The Perpetual Motion of Elected Fraud

Trump's repeated 'failing upwards' is only one sort of perpetual motion. ...

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They Say the Devil’s In the Deep End

When you meet the devil, the only response is to wake and bake...

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Anti-Trump Protests? Yes Please. Pro-Democrats Protests? No Thanks.

Anti-Trump protests will lead nowhere if allowed to be channeled into the service of the Democratic Party. ...

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The Itch and the Burn. New Jersey Karma

Anything that could dig a hole had crawled underground. The poolboys feel the burn....

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Pardoning Chelsea Manning: A Good Start to an End

Trump an authoritarian despot? Sorry, the operatives of US imperium have beat you to the putsch....

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Against the Indignities of Trump, We Are Either All Together, or We Fall

Pearlclutching and professional outrage led us here, it's time to speak plainly....

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Pristine Pools, Watery Bowels and the Septic American Dream

There are biological consequences to keeping an open sewer of stagnant water in your garden. Even if you call it a pool....

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Bad Vibes in the Jersey Punchbowl

Sex, Strippers and Staph Infections in the Jersey 'Burbs...

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Pee and Loathing in New Jersey

Of all the strippers' pools to be cleaning, it had to be this one.......

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Love in a Time of Algae: Play the Devil (Extract)

Like the ancients before us, let’s drink the wine. Smoke the stash. Paint the caves....

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Two Faces, One Evil: The Bi-Party Sham of US Democracy

Clinton, Trump, Putin - Put any one of them in the White House, the rich still get richer...

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A Bought-Out Police State? Plus Ca Change.

The foundations of a Trump-era corporation-enabling police state were laid by Barack Obama...

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Inside the White (Supremacy) House: Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff

The White House just became whiter with Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff....

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Queasy Democrats – Make Your Wound a Womb

Only an honest appraisal of the situation will prove of benefit for Democrats yet to come...

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Trump: The Handy Hillaryite Denial Buddy

Donald Trump is the arch enabler of Hillaryites' addiction to political pettifoggery...

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Everything’s Fine in the Democrat Echochamber

A new politics under Hillary? Reform of Wall Street? About as likely as Mexico paying for the TrumpWall...

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You WILL Go Into The Round Hole! Genomics Creates Climateproof Grapes

Genomics breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties ...

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Appropriate Culture (Présence Autochtone 2016)

Cultural appropriation, contemporary Canucks, positive vibes. Montreal celebrates the First Nation...

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HRC: Are We SURE She’s Better than Trump?

A vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton OR for Donald Trump merely confirms that we get the leaders we deserve...

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