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Save Me From My Friends!

Save Me From My Friends!

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I finally got around to reading Paul Krugman's assessment, in the 23 Oct issue of Rolling Stone, of the Obama presidency. I found it sober, temperate, realistic, and balanced. I think Krugman is somewhat too "Rosie Scenario" vis a vis the economy, and I also think he gives the foreign policy / national security area rather short shrift. Given that the US has withdrawn troops from what turned out to be the longest war in U.S. history, "No news is good news" is eminently arguable. Ditto the President's reluctance to reintroduce American forces into the Levant against ISIL. In some contexts, foot-dragging is not a bad thing. But on the whole and in terms of broad outline, I think Krugman is much more right than wrong. I think so even more when I read the "bookend" piece by Cornel West in t...
Flooding the Streets to Stop Climate Change

Flooding the Streets to Stop Climate Change

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Here at BeguineAgain.com, we will be focusing on the climate throughout the week as it leads to the People's Climate March on September 21st.  Call on the animals to teach you; the birds that sail through the air are not afraid to tell you the truth. Engage the earth in conversation; it’s happy to share what it knows. Even the fish of the sea are wise enough to explain it to you. ~Job 12:7-8, The Voice-a Storyteller's Bible by Rev. Jenny Phillips Next weekend, hundreds of thousands of people will fill the streets of New York for the People’s Climate March. It promises to be the biggest-ever march on climate change. At the same time, people in cities around the world, including Seattle and Spokane, will gather for rallies and marches, making this a global mobilization. Why? The United N...