Tag Archives: Trump

More on The Pleasure of Smoking

Dr Neil McKeganey‘s talk: Among noteworthy various things he said: “When I moved from the arena of research on illegal drugs to legal drugs, I had not imagined the stranglehold that the Public Health perspective would have on the research … Continue reading

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You Do Agree, Don’t You?

Dick Puddlecote reports on a talk given by Professor  Neil McKegany: To give you a few examples, he began by explaining that he came from a background of talking about illegal drugs and how policies to reduce harm can be … Continue reading

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Global Media Wars

There’s a rather fascinating media war being fought these days between the established mainstream “dead tree” media and rival new upstart internet media outlets. Here’s the NYT/Boston Globe laying down a barrage on upstart Infowarrior Alex Jones: Is Donald Trump … Continue reading

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The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Deep State

Just when I thought everything would calm down… The Deep State. I’ve been hearing rumours about it on and off for the past year or more. But now it seems it’s become official. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who … Continue reading

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What’s So Progressive About Progressivism?

All ‘progress’, I was thinking this morning, seems to involve diminution. It’s something that’s perhaps seen clearest in modern architecture, where all – or almost all – ornamentation has been stripped away, and buildings are minimal boxes with windows in … Continue reading

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Trump’s First Three Weeks

After Donald Trump’s inauguration, I rather lost interest in US politics. Which was a bit of a relief, actually. After all, I don’t want to live on the edge of my seat the whole time. My view was: Let the … Continue reading

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