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Money/Fame in Elections

People need to understand the key to money in politics. Given that it costs almost nothing for a candidate to publish her policy positions on the WWW, why do legislators spend so much time dialing for dollars? Why is it … Continue reading

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Question About “12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months”

Responding to https://twitter.com/MattMcGrathBBC/status/1153976366582210566 “One of the understated headlines in last year’s IPCC report was that global emissions of carbon dioxide must peak by 2020 to keep the planet below 1.5[K].” Is this in error? I dig into the report but … Continue reading

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Response to “Occupy the NYTimes”

This is a response to “Occupy the NYTimes”, an article written by one Josh Mitteldorf. Response by Simin Royanian: Unfortunately there is nothing new or interesting in Mitteldorf’s piece. It is the same hodgepodge that the “occupy” people talk about. … Continue reading

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Mueller Report and Anti-Democratic US Politics

According to secondary reporting, the infamous Mueller report alleging Russian “meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election, states that the GRU, an organ of the Russian government, “stole” e-mails from the self-proclaimed “Democratic” National Committee (“D”NC) with the intention of … Continue reading

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UN Rights Panel Called for Assange Release in 2016

From the New York Times: A United Nations rights panel said in January 2016 that Britain and Sweden had arbitrarily detained Mr. Assange, should restore his freedom of movement and should compensate him. The panel said that Swedish prosecutors had … Continue reading

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New York Times 2019-02-25 on Venezuela

On page A4, they picture the “Venezuelan protesters” and the caption says “Protesters preparing Molotov cocktails on Sunday along the Venezuela-Colombia border.” This is valuable in debating the issue with people who are brainwashed by the media to believe the … Continue reading

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“We”, “We”, “We”, All The Way Home

Dear American who stands for peace and justice: As a matter of effective rhetoric for promoting our common cause, please consider my suggestion to use language that would distance yourself personally from the behavior that you and I disapprove of. … Continue reading

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