Author Archives: marlonjettinger

Against Prevarication

There are going to be a plethora of these pieces published this morning, after the rest of the country wakes, after the genteel liberals hem and haw in their shock, woken from their slumber by the bright light of tiki … Continue reading

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House Republicans’ Defense of Marriage is an Attack on Safety Nets

The Democratic party are such a gang of mendacious loons, right-wing hacks, and smarmy villains that you sometimes forget how anti-human and full of shit the Republican Party is. The line that they’re somehow more tolerable because “at least they’re … Continue reading

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Jeremy Ascendant

When Jeremy Corbyn spoke in Parliament yesterday, it came in the wake of the stodgy Queen’s speech, when the 91 year old monarch, hopefully the last of her line, read the Government’s program in front of an assemblage of peers … Continue reading

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The Macron Majority

Following the French presidential election was much more exciting than following the French legislative elections. Following the first round last week, today’s results have made things very clear; the results are disappointing for the left. The president’s party, La République … Continue reading

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FY 2018 Budget

An Addiction The new budget does not mention the word ‘addiction,’ and mentions ‘opioids’ only once despite Trump promising to help the rural swathes struggling with this issue (he did not offer such help to the urban populations with the … Continue reading

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Monsieur Mélenchon

I’d never bet cash on anything before the first round of the French presidential election this year.  I threw down, in total, a hundred bucks on Jean Luc Mélenchon winning the whole affair.  Had he only made it through to the … Continue reading

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