Number eight will shock you! REPRINTED FROM:  See THE SARATOGA SUN November 1, 2017 | vol. 131 No.14   by Keith McLendon   You may have noticed there are quite a few headlines on the internet designed purely to lure you into clicking on them. These story titles, dubbed “clickbait,” are designed to pique your curiosity … Continue reading 10 THINGS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR SEX LIFE

What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers

Source: What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers Since last week's election, dozens of articles have appeared speculating what a Trump presidency could mean for any number of sectors - the economy, social security, healthcare, technology and the Internet, reproductive rights, foreign relations, and so on. With the exception of Wall Street, which is already … Continue reading What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers


https://medium.com/@robinalperstein/on-becoming-anti-bernie-ee87943ae699#.6h3i5u53q by Robin Alperstein [THIS IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF LONGER 42 MINUTE READ AT THE ABOVE LINK] I started out liking Bernie Sanders, though I leaned slightly toward Hillary Clinton. Yet I’ve come to the point where I can barely stand his face, and I just want him to stop jabbing his finger as … Continue reading BERNIE SANDERS EXAMINED

Amy Goodman on “Obsession With Polls”

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/amy-goodman-tells-cnn-host-stop-obsession By David FOCUS LESS ON PRESIDENTIAL POLLS AND MORE ON THE CANDIDATE'S RECORDS https://youtu.be/-1nRLn0nD9Y   Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman told CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday that his network should focus less on presidential polls and more on candidates' records. "The media is so commercial, it's so driven by corporate interests," Goodman explained … Continue reading Amy Goodman on “Obsession With Polls”

Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?

https://aeon.co/essays/the-marriage-of-democracy-and-liberalism-is-not-inevitable by Josiah Ober, Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015). A quarter-century ago, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced that history had ended. The long search for the best possible political order had come to a close. Liberal democracy – defined as … Continue reading Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?

Violence stalks the American Dream

https://aeon.co/opinions/violence-stalks-the-american-dream-like-a-badass-cowboy?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits By Jean Kim Jean is a psychiatrist and writer working in Washington, DC. She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, and received her MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins. She is a blogger for Psychology Today and has written for The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Salon, among others. American culture is infused … Continue reading Violence stalks the American Dream

Has American Capitalism Failed Us?

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/american_capitalism_has_failed_us_were_overworked_underemployed_and_more_powerless_than_ever_before_partner/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits   [This is a joint TomDispatch/Nation article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the Nation magazine.] Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace? Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America’s disastrous wars and … Continue reading Has American Capitalism Failed Us?


  THE AUTHOR, Matthew MacWilliams is founder of MacWilliams Sanders, a political communications firms, and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is writing his dissertation about authoritarianism. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533#ixzz3xoHoJKYj If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? … Continue reading TRUMP AND AUTHORITARIANISM