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Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in 2020 Presidential Election, History, Politics, Society | 0 comments

We have been waging this war with Republicans for the last 70 years. A war between good government versus no government; a war between shared power versus unitary power ceded to the rich; a war between law and order versus a society red in tooth and claw. Trumpism is a dangerous shift for Republicans – a monster of their own making – and Donald Trump looks increasingly more like the psychopaths of 20th Century Europe than any Marlboro Man we’ve ever seen. We consider him silenced and defeated by this COVID-19 massacre at our peril.

Acting Navy Secretary Resigns After Uproar Due to His Comments About an Aircraft Carrier Commander Who Cared for his Crew (FINAL, FINAL UPDATE)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in coronavirus, Health, Military, Society | 0 comments

The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly in remarks piped over the Theodore Roosevelt’s PA system blasted the now ousted commander of the aircraft carrier – now reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus — as “too naive or too stupid,” of committing “a betrayal”

‘The Fifth Risk,’ a Must-Read in the Time of the Coronavirus

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in 2016 Presidential Election, Book Reviews, Books, coronavirus, Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Writing | 0 comments

The book, The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis, written when COVID-19 was only a twinkle in the devil’s eye, masterfully – and harrowingly — answers the question that appears on the inside of the book’s front jacket “What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?”