Category Archives: US Political Conflict

All postings that relate to current Economic Crisis and the OWS movement

Ranting: Channeling my Inner Steve Carell from the movie “The Big Short”

Some of my posts on this blog, people tell me, who know me and have heard me rant on the insanity of much present day politics, should be heard through the lens of the character Mark Baum, who is played … Continue reading

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Sea Lion in Debates

OK I admit I am a Sea Lion on line with Trump supporters:  

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Conservative Vulnerability to Political Lies

I was thinking as I walked this morning: why are lies now so effective in politics and when the lies are pointed out, it has no effect? Well, here’s some riff on the Right, someone else can do the Left especially … Continue reading

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Perfect Solution or Salami Slicing: Gun Deaths in the USA

 If one actually wanted to reduce the 33,000 gun deaths a year in the USA you would do what we would do in business with a big hairy problem: salami slice it into doable chunks. You would not assume you … Continue reading

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Other Approaches to the US Gun Death Epidemic

It is interesting that all sides in the gun death issue seem to want to fight it as a matter of huge irreconcilable principle and get nowhere. And then when you suggest: oh let’s look at the UK with one … Continue reading

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Strategy by Any Other Name Would Sound as Unacceptable

Someone asked me for some strategic thoughts on the current US political situation:  I don’t think the Dems/progressives can do strategy. Not seen any sign of it these recent decades. My strategic views are not very popular, don’t get many … Continue reading

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Building on Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind

I was knocked out by the approach Jon Haidt developed in this book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion”. Among other things it provided me with some really important and prescient insights into the … Continue reading

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