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Richard Estes

Occupy and inviolability of private property

A couple of months ago, I discussed one of the most difficult challenges facing Occupy, the willingness of middle class progressives to rationalize the abuses of the police because they place a greater priority upon the preservation of social order…

Farewell to Dennis the Menace Kucinich

Kucinich kept purportedly rebellious progressives inside the Democratic Party, especially during presidential elections. He would run in primaries, get a small but enthusiastic vote from progressives who might otherwise a third party candidate. He would then invariably support the nominee,…