Category Archives: apocalypse

From Iraq to Trumpland


Tom Engelhardt marks the 15th anniversary of the start of a war that seems more disastrous with each passing year: In an act of pure wizardry, bin Laden drew out of Bush, Cheney, and company their deepest geopolitical fantasies about … Continue reading

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Apocalypse now, or just another dumb forecast?


“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate,” I told Swamp Rabbit, quoting from an old movie but referring to Philly-based John Bolaris, one of the shiny happy people paid by the media machine to communicate weather forecasts. Bolaris … Continue reading

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‘Abundance without attachment’ is right-wing doubletalk


Swamp Rabbit and I huddled next to the wood stove and pored over a cheery Christmas article by economist Arthur C. Brooks, who wants people to make an attitude adjustment regarding possessions. He urges readers to “collect experiences, not things,” … Continue reading

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50 years after ‘Strangelove,’ Gen. Jack Ripper on drugs


This January marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. From a New Yorker story about the mainstream critics who dismissed the movie’s storyline as implausible: Despite … Continue reading

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Beware the polar Gore-Tex… or is it cortex?


It seemed I might be able to change my socks two days in a row, but then Arctic air crept in on big bear claws and pushed the swamp back into the deep freeze. Swamp Rabbit, flipping out from cabin … Continue reading

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Bush to help convert Jews, speed end of days


From yesterday’s Guardian UK: Some people think George W. Bush did as much as he could to bring about Armageddon with his earlier interventions in the Middle East. But not the man himself, apparently. He has signed up for a … Continue reading

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Bombing an open-air prison called Gaza


Glenn Greenwald, reminding us why the Israeli military is able to be so brazenly aggressive in its treatment of Gaza, which Noam Chomsky has called “the world’s largest open-air prison:” …That the Netanyahu government knows that any attempt to condemn … Continue reading

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