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NYC’S DESPERATE RELIANCE ON PROPERTY TAXES

is one of the reasons that developers run the city, de Blasio has disabled the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and why Manhattan (and Brooklyn is becoming) is so grotesquely overbuilt. Cem S. Kayatekin at The Conversation outlines a way out of … Continue reading

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WHY ARE AMERICANS SO IGNORANT?

I will go into this in the essay I’m writing on The War on the Arts in America. David Masciotra at Salon goes into it very well at Salon, citing the facts that “Three-fourths of the public is unaware why … Continue reading

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AS HOPE HICKS WAS OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MISTY COPELAND WAS MAKING A DEBUT IN NYC

In D.C., two Wednesdays ago, a world of poseurs and criminal frauds dissembling their asses off. On stage at at the Metropolitan Opera, a microcosm where creative duplicity is innocuous–and sometimes delightful as well as instructive. It’s a coverup of … Continue reading

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HOW IT HAPPENED IN GERMANY IS HOW IT’S HAPPENING HERE

Lucien K. Truscott at Salon: “I’ve spent my entire life trying to figure out how the entire nation of Germany, all of its ordinary citizens living in cities and towns and villages across the country, could have stood by while … Continue reading

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CORPORATE MEDIA MODERATORS

don’t like it when presidential aspirants stick it to corporate greed. At Raw Story, Bob Brigham covers the outbreak of platform suppression that occurred when corporate “news” anchor Savannah Guthrie couldn’t handle Kirsten Gillibrand’s inculpation of corporate greed.

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JOHN ROBERTS’ LATEST ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY

I’m tired of hearing crap about Injustice Roberts being in institutionalist. What he is is an incrementalist, who has strategized his attack on American democracy to unfold in stages. His current endorsement of partisan gerrymandering, together with his gutting of … Continue reading

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IT’S GOING TO BE SO HOT. . . AND SO KINETIC!

In Patricia Mears’ office at FIT, she’s got Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse all diagrammed out on her exhibition board.

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TIMED-RELEASE RESPONSE

Talking to an American educator who teaches abroad, she noted that it may take some years for curriculum changes to manifestly impact the Zeitgeist: I thought of how civics was dropped years ago from the public school curriculum and the … Continue reading

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TRUMP CREATES ANOTHER CRISIS

Juan Cole at Informed Consent: “Trump created this crisis by breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Having pocketed Iran’s mothballing of 80 percent of its uranium enrichment program, Trump slapped the harshest sanctions ever seen against any country on Iran, … Continue reading

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REP. TLAIB INDICTES SOCIALISM FOR THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

She cries foul on the gigantic, ever-increasing military budget. “These are huge checks being written to Boeing and Lockheed Martin, when we should be cutting checks to everyday people struggling to make ends meet.”

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