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SocraticGadfly · 1d ago

Democratic sheepdogging goes back long before Bernie

With polls!I'm not saying that Actual Flatticus friend Kevin Sarpei thinks it does, or even implies that it does, but, per his piece about Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard and others,...
SocraticGadfly · 2d ago

TX Progressives eye big biz, state budget, cops, elections, more

The Texas Progressive Alliance admires Rep. Al Green’s impeachment drive, while noting the reality of President Mike Pence that would result, as it brings you this week's roundup. It also no...
SocraticGadfly · 3M ago

Who is Alan Smithee, aka Actual Flatticus? (Updated with his criminal history)

NOTE: Blog post has been reworked to reflect the death of Flatticus, IRL known as Christopher Chopin (newspaper version of obit here), and to reflect some past history of his that is FAR mor...
SocraticGadfly · 6d ago

CEO pay, performance, capitalism and company improvement

Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson has a good piece on how CEO pay is often not linked to company bottom-line improvement. Of course, even before the Reagan-era spike in in...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

Bad math + bad branding and marketing = bad ideas on #BasicIncome, for me

Approximately 10 minute read; part of an ongoing occasional series on basic income issues.I appreciate the work Basic Income evangelist Scott Santens does. I would like for us to have some s...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

#BoycottESPN for two weeks

That's what I'm doing, officially of last night, over Jemele Hill's two-week suspension by Great Red Satan for telling people they should consider boycotting Dallas Cowboys advertisers. (I'm...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

TX Progessives agree that Trump is a moron

The Texas Progressive Alliance also does not deny that it called Donald Trump a moron — among other things — as it brings you this week's roundup.Off the Kuff is glad to see that at least fo...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

Bernie Sanders, deconstructed

Via a Counterpunch piece I'd read last Saturday, I'd heard that ecosocialist, or communitarian socialist, Murray Bookchin, had deconstructed Bernie Sanders not too long after Sanders became ...
SocraticGadfly · 1W ago

Carmelo, Lil Russ, D-Wade, KAT in your fantasy league

Now that Carmelo Anthony has officially been traded, what does this mean for your fantasy league if you, like me, play? ESPN offers a few fantasy thoughts and I have more.I'm in Yahoo, to be...
SocraticGadfly · 2W ago

Tom Price; Ryan Zinke; Steve Mnuchin; Rick Perry; Hillary Clinton

Yes, this is another of those "tie the threads of the header together" blog posts.And, trust me, I'll get there soon enough.Even lighter-level news junkies know that President Trump's former...