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On July 7th, Harper’s Magazine published a letter on its website that was signed by more than a hundred prominent writers, scholars, intellectuals and leaders of organizations. Most prominent among the prominent […]
If the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Joe Biden, have a weak spot, it is their general fondness –since the debacle of the Vietnam War– for military solutions and support, including […]
In standing against injustice, we must use language carefully and fairly, lest we find ourselves speaking and acting unjustly.
Here at The Pacific, we (speaking figuratively, for I am but one writer) want to make a statement in defense of liberal democracy, courageous journalism and freedom of speech or, more poetically, […]
Being the only nation that has actually used a nuclear weapon and the world’s largest democracy. . . the U.S., it seems to me, should be the first of the “nuclear club” nations to sign the TPNW and destroy its nuclear weapons.
“Since that 2016 gaffe
I’ve flown a flag always half-staff…”
It was a shock for me to learn, right off the bat, that America is now in a “post-Christian” age, what with all the Christians in the country and talk of Christianity still going on, on Twitter and off.
There is, fortunately, a much better way for defenders of democracy and freedom fighters everywhere to make their liberty-loving presence known: tell the Saudi government to release all the women’s rights activists it has imprisoned on trumped-up charges.
Unfortunately, we in the United States have allowed our system of higher education to be infiltrated by the demands of economic priority to a remarkable degree.
But why is it “bizarre” to take into consideration how groundwater moves over time? What’s bizarre is to allow any pollution of our groundwater at all by a big, industrial source.
As of this moment there has been no response, no few words of contrition, from the Wisconsin GOP regarding those voters sickened during the in-person voting in Milwaukee
From what I’ve viewed on Twitter, maturity and nuance regarding Biden (and even the former hero, Sanders) from the fingers of disgruntled progressives is scarce.
How best to put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic? At the moment, after an irresponsibly late start, many countries in Europe and the United States are attempting various extreme forms of […]
We are now in a time of public collapse, known as “social distancing.” Perhaps anti-social distancing is a more accurate label. Our global economy is proving to be more fragile than we […]
If we can’t have Liz Warren, let’s elect a president who emotes and cries.
I polled myself–a single throng–…
After the media and Democratic voters of Iowa and New Hampshire sent Senator Elizabeth Warren out to get coffee for the cream of the Democratic Primary, the debate last night in Las […]
Democrats in 2019, to beat Trump in 2020: “Biden or Warren?” Biden, according to polls, beats Trump by the largest margin, especially in crucial swing states. Warren, however, is more liberal, intellectual, […]
After a long retreat, a deep ebb tide of silence, the Pacific blog returns to regular publication for this momentous political year. The Pacific will remain “a still small voice” in the […]
Trump’s got a new “Commission on Unalienable Rights” Investigating whether there’s a thing called human rights For aliens & atheists & immigrants & kids And anyone who alienates It By the color […]
“There’s only one thing worse than being effete; And that’s being a cosmopolitan elite! What we need is conservative nationalism: America white or wrong! You know, imperialism.”