Category Archives: politics

Refusing the Hand of the Empire

The biggest mistake ever made in the history of Christianity (and there are a lot of them) is when the Christian Church decided to believe and accept that the Empire was on its side. When Christianity allowed itself to be … Continue reading

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Dead Canary Nation

In Oklahoma we know what happens when an economy becomes overly dependent on fossil fuels, when it becomes anathema to ever raise taxes; when corporations (especially fossil fuel companies) are given massive tax breaks; when unions are marginalized; when science … Continue reading

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The Fog Has Lifted

Averting climate chaos would have been difficult no matter who was elected President of the United States on November 8, 2016. The Paris Climate Agreement was a hopeful sign that global awareness and commitment are growing to do something to … Continue reading

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Worker Politics and Identity Politics: A Joint Winning Strategy

Guest Blog by Andrew Irvine – I’m bothered by the “we need to get over identity politics and focus on economics” arguments I’m seeing. Partly because I am just a bit of a sucker for both-and, but also because I … Continue reading

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Focus

We progressives need a dose of political realism in a bad way. We are not going to get the electoral college to vote for Hillary Clinton. It won’t happen. Give it up. Focusing on that means not focusing on what … Continue reading

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Coalition of the Sane

To my republican friends who know that Trump stands against everything you believe in: If Donald Trump becomes president, you will likely never see anything that closely resembles a party of which you can be proud for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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It is Happening Here

I used to teach a course called Contemporary Political Theory in which I had students study Wilson, Lenin, Hitler, and Mao. We also read Jacques Ellul’s seminal work on propaganda. I mention this simply to say that I have actually … Continue reading

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