michael lewis’ “the premonition.”

Michal Lewis’ new book “The Premonition” couldn’t be more newsworthy.  Through the stories of three individuals who worked in the public health system, Lewis makes plain just how we ended up with a dysfunctional CDC at a time of a global pandemic. In an interview with Nicolle Wallace of MSNBC (5/12/21) Lewis notes that weContinue reading “michael lewis’ “the premonition.””

Authoritarianism: Anonymous Police and the Elimination of Expertise

The Slouch Toward Authoritarianism Armed federal agents, dressed in combat gear, have been sent into the streets of Portland, Oregon against the wishes of local authorities.  These agents display no identifying information and are taking citizens off the streets in unmarked cars to undisclosed locations.  The agents are reporting to the Department of Homeland Security.Continue reading “Authoritarianism: Anonymous Police and the Elimination of Expertise”

Thursday Morning Notes: Capitalism, Republicans, Elections, Corruption, Biden, Delusion

Morning Musings: The Trump pressers and the now daily appearances are humiliation sessions. Trump regularly demeans and silences the voices of reporters and this morning, a nurse who has first hand experience working with the Coronavirus.  This is what authoritarian governments do, normalize the silencing of dissent.  Every time Trump silences, demeans, and both demandsContinue reading “Thursday Morning Notes: Capitalism, Republicans, Elections, Corruption, Biden, Delusion”

Friday Notes: America’s Lawyer, Bailout Theft, Media, Science

Friday Notes: As the corporate media becomes more and more useless, we must turn to other sources. Podcast: America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio April 1, 2020 Episode: The risks to meat packing employees of the mandated openings; the complicity of the Democrats in the class rip-off of the stimulus bill; Schumer and fast-tracking judicial appointments; claimsContinue reading “Friday Notes: America’s Lawyer, Bailout Theft, Media, Science”

Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.”

Trump and the Republicans are working to establish a Christo-fascist one party authoritarian state.  The corporate media refuses to take this situation seriously, acting as if Trump’s personal disdain of science is just that, some kind of personal peccadillo.  It’s not.  The Republican party has worked for decades to erode public confidence in science andContinue reading “Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.””