Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg was a frontpage blogger for OpenLeft.org and is now Senior Editor for Random Lengths News, an alternative bi-weekly in the Los Angeles Harbor Area, where he specializes in labor, community and environmental justice issues.

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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 3:01pm
Obama and the Transformation Illusion
Everyone has an ideology, whether they know it or not. But when your ideology has you - that's when you're an ideologue. It's not a matter of "extremism" but of rigidity and blindness - detachment from reality. Which is why Barack Obama is one of the most ideological presidents we've ever had.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:12am
A Grand Bargain is a Grand Betrayal: The Forgotten, Lonely World of Facts
"Facts are stupid things," Ronald Reagan once said, hilariously misquoting Founding Father John Adams, your typical elitist Enlightenment intellectual, who actually said, "Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." But in the contest between the real world of John Adams and the fantasy world bequeathed to us by Ronald Reagan, stupid and stubborn are on both on the side of the latter...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:05am
Under the Growing Influence of the 1%, American Exceptionalism has Become American Deceptionalism
From the dawn of the colonial era, long before they even had a national identity, Americans have always felt they had a special role in the world, though the exact nature of American exceptionalism has always been a matter of some dispute.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 1:19pm
Reagan Mythology is Leading US Off a Cliff
As things stand today, the US is hurtling toward a budget showdown in less than a month. Either President Obama will once again capitulate to extreme Republican budget-slashing demands, making Democrats seem as much of a threat to Medicare as Republicans, and virtually ensuring a GOP electoral sweep in 2012, or the US will default on its debt for the first time in its history, most likely plunging the world economy back into another five-continent recession, also costing Democrats the 2012 elections.
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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 12:54pm
Hope Lost, Audacity Found: Obama's Administration has Pursued a Multi-Track Effort to Prevent Americans from Participating in the Flotilla
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 12:42pm
...Then As Farce
Marx: "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." --"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon" Dylan: And here I sit so patiently Waiting to find out what price You have to pay to get out of Going through all these things twice --"(Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The) Memphis Blues Again" Buffy:
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Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 8:09am
Bipartisanship And Truth
Glenn Greenwald repeats his citation of this passage from a NYT story:
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