John Atcheson

John Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, an eco-thriller and Book One of a Trilogy centered on global warming. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the San Jose Mercury News and other major newspapers. Atcheson’s book reviews are featured on Climateprogess.org.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:45am
Clinton's F-You to Progressives: This is How Trump Could Become President
Here’s what Hillary Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine as her VP tells us: She suffers from a possibly fatal mix of arrogance and political cluelessness that may well hand the election to Trump; She is totally beholden to the Oligarchy she claims to want to reign in; She’s not a progressive – and her...
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Monday, July 4, 2016 - 7:30am
Put Away the Fireworks... You Don’t Live in a Democracy Anymore
Within the last 30 years, while we’ve chased bogeymen overseas and here at home, our Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished. No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien...
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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 8:45am
Why Democrats Don't Get Sanders' Endgame (and Why It Will Hurt Them in the End)
The Democratic Party establishment’s response to Sanders’ staying in the race ranges from perplexed to downright hostile. For example, Sam Stein reports that Senator Kent Conrad recently said : So far [Sanders] has been riding a wave of good feelings in the sense he ran an incredible campaign … But...
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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:00am
The Revolution Isn't Over: Here’s How It Can Be Sustained – and Why It Must Be
After the June 7 th primaries, it looks like Clinton is going to be the Democrats’ nominee. Political operatives in the Party are declaring the Sanders revolution to be finished, salivating over his donor list, and calling on him and his supporters to close ranks and join the Party in the fight...
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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:30am
Bernie Sanders and the Fundamental Crisis of U.S. Democracy
Think of a problem or challenge facing us, and then trace it back to its roots. If you’re honest, you’ll arrive at the role of money and its undue influence in politics and on the media. Gun control? There is no chance for sensible laws ending the genocide without first reducing the NRA’s influence...
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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 9:15am
Establishment Democrats Courting Disaster
In the 1964 film classic, Dr. Strangelove, Slim Pickens is seen riding a nuclear bomb down to his certain death – and perhaps to the end of us all – while he calmly inventories his survival equipment. The Democratic Party Establishment’s commitment to Hillary Clinton is a lot like that. As Hillary...
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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 8:15am
Expecting Sanders Supporters to "Close Ranks?"
When the Clinton campaign and the corporate press call for Sanders to drop out and turn his supporters over to Hillary, they reveal just how out of touch they are. Sanders’ army is not his to command. They arose out of a profound dissatisfaction over politics as usual, and many – if not most – will...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:15am
Establishment Democrats and the Next March of Folly
The March of Folly Defined: In 1984, Barbara W. Tuchman wrote the much acclaimed book, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam in which she documented four cases where governments pursued policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, and despite...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:15am
Fair Game: Why Bernie Should Keep Going
Predictably, after New York, the establishment is demanding that Bernie bow out. The etiquette of conventional Party politics, after all, dictates that he step aside, lest he weaken the front runner. But this race has never been about tweedle-dee vs. tweedle-dum, so the conventions of Party...
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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 11:00am
Some Questions for Hillary Clinton Supporters
1.) Why is Wall Street Giving her Money? Since Sanders made it an issue, Ms. Clinton has repeatedly said she would be tough on Wall Street and the big banks. If that’s the case, why have they given her so much money? Are we to believe these savvy, bottom line types aren’t looking for a return on...
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