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From six months ago: Hell and high water – Houston is a sitting duck for the next big hurricane

In light of this week’s disastrous flooding from Hurricane Harvey, we thought we’d revisit this prophetic piece from ProPublica. Just six months ago, they asked: “Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And […]

September 1st

James Howard Kunstler – Going to financialization hell in a handbasket of deplorables

As our politicos creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy. By James Howard Kunstler Financialization is what happens when the people-in-charge “create” colossal sums of “money” out of nothing — by issuing loans, […]

Stephen Colbert contrasts Obama’s “scandals” with Trump’s disasters (video)

Remember the good old days, just a few short years ago, when the Presidential “scandal” was  Obama saluting a Marine while holding a latte? Stephen Colbert harkens back to those simpler times By Jeremy Bloom Of course, it’s hard to believe that the scandal that rocked the Clinton White House in Bill’s first 100 days was… […]

May 23rd

Even normally calm people fearful of how Trump will handle a real crisis when one inevitably appears

Edward-Isaac Dovere has a piece up discussing fears over how Pr*sident Donald Trump would handle a serious crisis. Some observers have been profoundly concerned about that since the early morning of Nov. 9. Others, including people previously predisposed to supporting him, have grown increasingly worried. By Meteor Blades One obvious reason that even some people in Trump’s own […]

May 13th