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Observing (a) Leo Tolstoy’s Karenin Watching Anna Watching Vronsky and (b) Anna Watching Karenin Thinking of Her

Non-fiction By Bob Blaisdell In Anna Karenina, when Karenin watches his wife Anna watching Captain Vronsky at the horse race, it’s one of the greatest of observations of observation in literature: … Source: Observing (a) Leo Tolstoy’s Karenin Watching Anna … Continue reading

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Red State Stupid; Red State Mean.

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
I want to talk a little bit more about what I call, in our blissfully post-PC era, Red State Stupid. Red State Stupid is also really Red State Mean.  It’s shoot-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face mean. And I don’t think that…

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What is #ExitPollGate?

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Dear Senator: If You Supported Hillary in the Primaries I’m Voting Against You in November

Originally posted on Armory of the Revolution:
This applies equally to governors, Members of Congress, state legislators, and any other supporter of the Democratic establishment. I’ve had it. And so have hundreds of thousands of grass roots Democrats. Perhaps millions…

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I Used to Be In Love With Hillary Clinton

I used to be in love with Hillary Clinton. Well not “in love”, but oh how I used to love her. I used to talk trash about how amazing she was when I spoke to Republicans. I used to say &… Source: I Used … Continue reading

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When Bernie Promised to #SayHerName #SandraBland

“That’s Bernie Sanders,” my sister said, indicating an unpretentious man with a full head of white hair that had slipped past me and tucked himself into a table in the shadowy corner of East Street Cafe, a Thai restaurant in…

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Enough bashing of the poors, already!

An important article from The Nation. It begins with a quote from “The Undeserving Poor” by Michael Katz which I read when I took a course on poverty at UCSB in the early 1990s. That course, and my own experiences, are … Continue reading

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