In an article for The Baffler, writer Jessa Crispin begins with the story of Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 was the first woman to run for president of the United States. Not only was Woodhull a former prostitute, but she ran with a black vice president and talked to spirits of the dead. [“Madam Prescient,” Issue #32, September 2016] Continue reading Was it Astrology, or Does Hillary Have a ‘Sixth Sense?’
Tag Archives: 2016 Elections
OMG, Putin hacked into the power grid!
The Washington Post, which dutifully reported a new government intelligence analysis purporting to confirm that the Russians interfered with the presidential election, has followed up with alarming evidence that the Kremlin hacked into the U.S. power grid. Continue reading OMG, Putin hacked into the power grid!
Links & Commentary 4/6/2016
Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin, earns another Post hit job; Clinton pushed for 2011 Panama trade deal, Sanders foresaw tax haven hell; were the Panama Papers really leaked?; death knell for capitalism … Continue reading Links & Commentary 4/6/2016
Links & Commentary 4/4/2016
Sanders wins Nevada in state caucus, New York Times runs post-mortem on his campaign; Kasich says brokered GOP convention would be cool; the Panama Papers: Who will investigate the investigators? Continue reading Links & Commentary 4/4/2016
Links & Commentary 3/29
Arizona voters demand a revote; Clinton aide says Sanders will ‘campaign like a Brooklynite’ in New York; Fidel Castro not fooled by Obama visit to Cuba… Continue reading Links & Commentary 3/29
Links & Commentary 3/21
Only Hillary can beat the fascist, Nazi, socialist, commies running for president. Got it? Sanders meets with tribal leaders in Seattle, spurns AIPAC; the “gig economy” sounds new but it’s the same ol’… Continue reading Links & Commentary 3/21
Links & Commentary Weekend 3/19-20
Romney backs but doesn’t endorse Cruz; profile of a Hillary voter (sort of); NYT’s ridiculous excuse for stealth editing; the improbable event that will alter the course of the election; the incomparable Ray Merriman . . . Continue reading Links & Commentary Weekend 3/19-20
Links & Commentary 3/17
Tuesday primaries round-up; Rubio drops out after losing to Trump; media ignores Bernie’s speech about moving forward; centrist groups with ties to Clinton red-bait Bernie; why Trump’s nomination isn’t a given… Continue reading Links & Commentary 3/17