Guns in America: Marketing Military Lethality

This is a re-posting of the original from Dec. 2013. ——— Newtown, Connecticut shuddered on December 14, 2012. While the massacre of twenty-six innocents was unexpected, what followed was far from unpredictable. While the victim’s loved ones grieved, the NRA consoled itself

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From “Victory at Sea” to “War Stories”: Some Things Never Change

Events of this past week are at least ironic when viewed through a 70-year-old lens. On September 2, the world reflected upon the destruction and carnage of its first nuclear conflict. On that date in 1945, a rapacious imperial Japanese military campaign

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Deflategate: Capitalism on the Gridiron

For those who are mercifully unaware of the latest kerfuffle within the NFL, here is an unmerciful summary of the now infamous “Deflategate.” Deflategate refers to a conspiracy allegedly enabled by Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady involving a scheming deflation of game balls. Emerging

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Gentrification and the Class Cleansing of our Cities

Baltimore, Baseball and Burning Buildings The Hartford Courant recently published the editorial “Why Hartford Is In A Better Place Than Baltimore.” That truth remaining undetermined, Hartford and Baltimore are at least historically comparable. Urban development projects, like Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Hartford’s recent

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Discussing Socialism In Modern America With The Male Co-Chair of Socialist Party USA

By Matthew Tonoco Originally published on Neon Tommy, September 10, 2014 Mimi Soltysik is the male co-chair of Socialist Party USA, one of the largest and most organized socialist factions in the United States today. Senior Reporter Matthew Tinoco met him for lunch

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Op-Ed: Because …

It is helpful to turn off the corporate humbug machine and pause for some quiet reflection. In the Middle East, the Zionist military is ghettoizing the Gaza Strip and “mowing the lawn” of noncompliant Arabs. Israel accomplishes this with impunity because of

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What Happens When Your Choices Run Out in a Crapitalist Economy

As of Decemeber 28, 2013, just a few days after Christmas, Congress’ extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) expired, after not being reauthorized in the budget bill before Congress went on their holiday break. That means my unemployment benefits, which had five

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The Socialist Contract: Five Ideas From “The Social Contract” That Support a Socialist Society

Not much can be said about Jean-Jacques Rousseau or his most famous work that havenʼt already been said. As a man, Rousseau has been labeled both a genius and a charlatan, and a visionary intellectual pioneer of modern society and a bricklayer

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