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About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.

Rich Lowry throws in the towel on Republican ‘Healthcare Reform’, a comment by Political Reporter

Even with the hollow hand-wringing of Rich Lowry, the Heritage Foundation Healthcare, in all its iterations of a ‘Free Market’ answer to Single Payer, i.e. Medicare for all, is destined for failure? Mr. Lowry leads with a whimper, which makes … Continue reading

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From the Journalistic Shit-Hole of The Daily Beast: Episode MMXVII @michaeldweiss finds Putin guilty of the brutal murder of Sergei Magnitsky. A comment by Victor Serge

Mr. Weiss doesn’t so much as build an accusation of the guilt of Putin, based on empirical evidence, because he does not have access to such, but this is just another instance of Putin, and his gangster allies in Russian … Continue reading

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Edward Luce fiddles, while Trump sets Rome afire. A comment by Old Socialist

Mr. Luce, how many Neo-Liberal cliches can you freight your political/economic hysterics? All bull markets die,heading for an early grave., The bill is an unloved mess that relies solely on Republican partisan loyalty to pass., What ever the fate of … Continue reading

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The Financial Times anoints Neil Gorsuch! a comment by Political Observer

With the headline and sub-headline  from the March 19, 2017 Financial Times: Gorsuch to restore conservative tilt to US Supreme Court Democrats weigh whether to seek revenge for blocking of Obama nominee https://www.ft.com/content/6be571e0-0b4a-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b And the headline and sub-headline from the … Continue reading

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Episode MDVII of The American Political Melodrama: R2P Zealot Michael Ignatieff scolds ISIS ‘Fellow Traveler’ Pankaj Mishra in The New York Review of Books. A comment by Philosophical Apprentice

Mr. Ignatieff reviews Mr Pankaj Mishra’s latest book ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’. Some quotations from this review reflects both Mr. Ignatieff’s elite western prejudices and his status as apologist, in fact as agent for  Western Imperialism/Capitalism. … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Trump, Rep.Huizenga, IMF & Robert Kahn. A comment by Political Reporter

Will the idea and practice of the EU, a cartel with the trappings of democracy: the Jean Monnet brainchild with the help from Americans, be able to survive without the continuing support of the IMF? Trump’s Budget is just another … Continue reading

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David Frum defends Travel Ban II: Judge Derrick Watson’s betrayal of Judicial Restraint? A comment by Publius

Mr. Frum is so myopic as to have missed this sentence in his own essay! ‘Presidential power is never absolute, of course. It’s always subject to the Constitution.’ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/the-hawaii-judge-set-a-dangerous-precedent/519828/ Mr. Frum demonstrates with ease the utter bankruptcy of the Republican … Continue reading

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