A LONG TIME AGO IN MILAN

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OBAMA UNMUTES HIMSELF TO BECOME A VOICE OF REACTION

And Peter Dao responds: “I launched the #TooFarLeft tag because I’ve had it with Republicans, media elites, and corporate Dems enabling fascists while denigrating those who seek economic and social justice as ‘too far left’.”

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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION ISN’T BIG ON EMPIRICAL FACTS

I went to a hearing of my Community Planning Board two evenings ago to speak out against a sham hotel permit that the city is offering as a bait-and-switch to pretend it has any attention of regulating developing in the Tech Hub/Union Sq. So. district that was improperly up zoned last year.

Someone from the City Planning Commission was saying that rent-stabilized units aren’t subject to development threats. Someone in the audience asked, what about the new hotel on East 11th Street, for which several buildings of rent-regulation apartments were torn down. The Planning Commission shill said he didn’t know if they were rent-stabilized. I had to interject that, “It’s san empirical fact that they were rent-stabilized.”

The developers’ onslaught over which the Mayor presides will, of course, continue to take aim at rent-regulated buildings.

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MARK MEADOWS EMBRACES FASCIST METHODOLOGY AND MESSAGE

Rep: Meadows: “Everybody has their impression of what truth is.”

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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AFTER TRUMP

Not only must traitorous, criminal enablers like Mulvaney, Conway, Barr, Jordan be indicted when possible and prohibited from ever serving in a public capacity again —
but we must ask ourselves, as a country, how did this happen–and how can it be prevented from happening ever again?
And believe me, the answers won’t flatter the corporate Democratic establishment any more than the kleptocratic Republicans.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BILLIONAIRES

“There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars,” Robert Reich writes at his blog, “and none of them has to do with being successful in free market capitalism.”

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SINCE I KNOW YOU’RE BOOKED MONTHS IN ADVANCE

Make sure to make sure you circle March 6, 2020 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I’ll be speaking on “Dryads of West 55th Street,” as part of a day-long seminar-program relating to “Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse.”

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REPUBLICAN AND/OR DEMOCRAT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Who knows–maybe he’ll switch affiliation mid-primary?

It’s an un-delicious irony that Bloomberg, the billionaire autocrat who helped pave the way for Trump, is now itching to succeed him.

The solution isn’t Michael Bloomberg.

The problem is the Michael Bloombergs of this country.

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METHOD TO TRUMP’S MADNESS

He bellows the same outrageous, easily-disproven lies over and over again, until, so he hopes, the national psyche will be so battered it will accept anything at all in order to tamp down the noise pollution and the assault on logic and fact.

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AMAZON TRYING TO SMACK DOWN DEMOCRACY

I’m sure this story will be exhaustively covered by the Washington Post,
but
it seems that Amazon doesn’t like the fact that the City Council of Seattle wants to impose some fiscal accountability for the company’s responsibility in making housing in that city prohibitively expensive.

And so Amazon is seeking to influence the Council election tomorrow–to the tune of 1.5 million in campaign spending.

This is what happens when corporations pay no income tax–it goes to their heads, not like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew, but like a wood alcohol cocktail concocted in Leningrad in 1943. . .

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TRUMP TAKES IT ON THE LAM

Fleeing to Florida, he leaves, as usual, in his wake a trail of lies, deflections, smokescreens.

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