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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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:15am
As Long as We're Talking about Bush, Iraq, and the Patriot Act...
Republican Candidates have been tripping over their own tongues when it comes to Iraq. Rubio and Jeb Bush have been blithering idiots when asked if they would have invaded Iraq knowing what we know now. For the most part, the press is continuing to pretend Bush and the US were misled by “bad...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:30am
Capitalism in America: Giving Crazy a Bad Name While Subverting Democracy
Ever since Milton Friedman’s series of essays on Capitalism and Freedom , conservatives have tried to link democracy and capitalism into essential handmaidens. But as the evidence shows, it’s a reality-busting bundle that only a psychotic could love. Or believe. The fact is, capitalism as practiced...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:45am
There's a Reason the Big Banks Aren't Mad with Hillary
The Banks are hopping mad at Elizabeth Warren. So mad, they’re threatening to stop contributing money to the Democrats unless she stops being so … so … accurate in her criticisms. Translated, this means they realize she can’t be bought. Small wonder – Warren has been outspoken, plainspoken and...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Partners in Stupidity and the War on Terror
Casus belli anyone? So Obama wants Congress to authorize a war on ISIS. They’ll do it, of course, but not before the usual partisan sniping. So far the “debate” has been a festival of irrelevance. Should it be sun-setted? Is three years right? What about the open-ended authorization for Al-Qaeda...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Backing Hillary in 2016: Bad for Progressives and Bad Politics, Too
A closer look at the 2014 mid-term elections shows why the “inevitability” of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate is not only ethically questionable, it’s bad politics as well. Here’s why. First , it would be a mistake to think of 2014 as a typical mid-term election in which...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:15am
Ten Things You Should Know Before Voting (Or Deciding Not To)
For going on 30 years now, politicians in general and Republicans in particular, have been using a variety of wag-the-dog issues based on fear, bigotry, and hatred to distract, deceive, or inflame voters. The end game is ignorance – not stupidity, but lack of awareness or knowledge – of how badly...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:30am
Fear Incorporated: Terrorism as Thorazine
In 2003 we invaded Iraq with no real reason being offered. Hundreds of thousands protested. We’re in the process of doing it again, and again, no credible reasons are being offered, but no one is taking to the streets. We are as amiable sheep, heading to slaughter. Back in 2003, Bush, Cheney and...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:45am
Still Scared Stupid in the Age of Terrorism
Now c’mon Wall Street don’t move slow, why man, this is war-a-go. There’s plenty of good money to be made, supplyin’ the Army the tools of it’s trade … —Country Joe and the Fish, "I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag" OK, it must be said: As a threat, terrorism is a buck private posing as a four star...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:45am
The Curse of 'American Exceptionalism'
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Speaker of the Houe John Boehner (R-Ohio). Views
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:00am
Arsonists Posing as Firemen: How GOP Sabotages Government for Fun and Profit
Across the board, Republicans have been sabotaging government by a variety of measures, then pointing to the resulting – and inevitable – governmental failures to reinforce their Ayn Rand fantasy of government as inept and the private sector as the solution to all our problems. Doubt that? Well, it...
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