Category Archives: Bullies and Scoundrels

Opinion | Rapists Presented by Their Church as Men of God – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Feb. 20, 2019,  387 CreditLoren Elliott/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “When a journalist for the Illinois Baptist newspaper reported in 2002 on a Baptist pastor who had sexually assaulted two teenage girls in his church, one apparently … Continue reading

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Oceans Are Getting Louder- Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life – By Jim Robbins – The New York Times

By Jim Robbins Jan. 22, 2019,   24 c Slow-moving, hulking ships crisscross miles of ocean in a lawn mower pattern, wielding an array of 12 to 48 air guns blasting pressurized air repeatedly into the depths of the ocean. The … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class – By Pankaj Mishra – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I’ve struggled to understand Brexit since it occurred about two years ago. Its like another chapter in Barbara Tuckman’s “The March of Folly.” Why would Britain do something so against it’s real, long-term interest. This op-ed by Pakaj … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Autocrats Love Emergencies – By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt – The New York Times

By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt Mr. Levitsky and Mr. Ziblatt are political scientists at Harvard who study the fragility of democracies. Jan. 12, 2019,  304 c President Trump made his first prime-time Oval Office address on Tuesday night. Credit … Continue reading

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for … Continue reading

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Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers – By Miriam Jordan – The New York Times

“But throughout his campaign and his administration, Ms. Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Mr. Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll. An employee of the golf course drives her and a group … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil- Guns and Morals – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Nov. 20, 2018,   666 President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday. Credit Tom Brenner for The New York Times Image President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times “I … Continue reading

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Opinion | Who’s the Real American Psycho? – by Maureen Dowd – The New York Times

So it’s a good moment for Adam McKay, the inventive director of “The Big Short,” to enter the debate with a movie that raises the question: Is insidious destruction of our democracy by a bureaucratic samurai with the soothing voice … Continue reading

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Opinion | What We Have to Fear – by David Leonhardt – NYT

Orbán is no Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping. He doesn’t put opponents in jail or brutalize them. “There aren’t secret police listening to us,” one Orbán critic told me over dinner. Zselyke Csaky of Freedom House, the democracy watchdog, told … Continue reading

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How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream – The New York Times

By Kenneth P. Vogel  Scott Shane and Patrick Kingsley Oct. 31, 2018           149 comments WASHINGTON — Hours after he was informed last week that an explosive device had been delivered to his suburban New York home, … Continue reading

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