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Book review of Democracy in Chains, the history of how extremist Republicans stealthily stole our Democracy

Summary I can’t do justice to this book in a book review (so buy it), especially the history of how the right-wing libertarians came to be so powerful, their huge influence on congress, the judiciary, and laws enacted, and how … Continue reading

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Book review of Hillbilly Elegy and why hillbillies voted for Trump

Source: David Horsey / Los Angeles Times Preface. I bought “Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a family and culture in crisis” because I’d like to understand why anyone would vote for Donald Trump. Before the election, it was well-known that … Continue reading

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Book review of “Deer Hunting with Jesus”. Best book to find out why people voted from Trump.

[ Joe Bageant grew up in poor, conservative Winchester Virginia, which is like tens of thousands of other small towns in America. He is one of the few who escaped and got a college education.  So when he retired there … Continue reading

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2016 Republican party platform: the most extreme ever

Preface. There are two articles below: the New York Times editorial on the 2016 Republican platform (they call Republicans Extremists too), followed by the 50 platform policies. Basically, the GOP 2016 platform would make Christianity the official American religion, replace … Continue reading

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Why and how authoritarian evangelicals threaten Democracy

Preface. This is a book review of “Conservatives without Conscience” by John Dean. It is the best book I’ve read in explaining the history of conservatism and leaders like Newt Gingrich on the increasing authoritarianism of Republicans, It also explains … Continue reading

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Republicans Brains are wired to deny science & reality

[ This is my book review of Chris Mooney’s 2012 “The Republican Brain. The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality”. After my review is the first chapter of Mooney’s book, and then my thoughts about Democratic versus Republican brains … Continue reading

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Why do political, economic, and scientific leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change?

[ Related posts: Telling others about peak oil and limits to growth Why do so few alter their lives to lessen climate change and peak oil? Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of … Continue reading

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Republicans have righteous minds? Really? Book review of the “Righteous Mind”

[ Below is a book review and verbatim excerpts from this book. When I read it I thought there was some wisdom, today I’m less sure.  I don’t see any morality in voting for Donald Trump.  As late-night TV host … Continue reading

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How corporations used conservative religion to gain wealth and power and undo the New Deal

Source: Republican Jesus [ This is a book review of One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse (2016), followed by excerpts from the book.  Much of this introduction is my take on what this … Continue reading

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