John Atcheson

John Atcheson

John Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, and he has just completed a book on the 2016 elections, tentatively titled, WTF America? How the US Went Off the Rails and How to Get It Back on Track, which will be released in the Spring.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017
But What If He's Not an Idiot?
Turns out, the first word a lot of people think of when it comes to President Donald Trump is this one: idiot . The White House’s handling of the Comey firing looks a lot like a clip from The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight . The Press Secretary hiding in the bushes, Trump sending virtually his...
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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Why Progressives Need a Long-term Strategy, Built on Values
Ever since Trump got elected, there’s been a lot of talk about resistance. As the country marked Trump’s first 100 days, it reached a crescendo. Then Republicans in the House passed Trump care—one of the cruelest Bills in recent memory. The reason they can screw so many people with relative...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Record-Breaking CO2 Levels, Tax Cuts, and Catastrophe: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
On March 10, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced some bad news. Humans were hurtling toward unknown territory with regards to global warming. Concentrations of CO 2, the main greenhouse gas (GHG),averaged 405 parts per million in 2016, up 3 ppm from 2015; which was...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
If the Answer is 'Tax Cuts for the Rich; More Pain for the Rest of us,' What Was the Question?
Well, where Republicans and Trump are concerned, it could be any question you ask. Take health care. Replacing Obamacare with the Republican’s version will cut taxes on the 400 richest households in America by about $7 million apiece on average. By decoupling the tax credits from income, the...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Beyond Protest: What Are We in Favor Of?
George Costanza of Seinfeld famously tried to sell a show about nothing to NBC executives. It didn’t go too well. When you get right down to it, that’s what the Democrats have been doing for decades now; it’s why they lost in 2016 to the most disliked, most distrusted candidate in the history of...
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Saturday, February 04, 2017
Ready... Fire... Aim: How an Unhinged Trump Is Threatening US National Security
Trump doesn’t do nuance. He got elected by overtly exploiting fear, spreading hate, and promising to make us safer. Unfortunately, his simple-minded approach to the Presidency is making us less safe. Here’s how. Going Off Half-Cocked Trump’s first act as commander-in-chief reveals how his off-hand...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Meet the New Swamp, Same as the Old Swamp
Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington D.C.. Instead, he’s dredging the swamp of its old sewage and filling it with even more fetid waters. But here’s the thing neoliberals and Democrats seem unwilling to acknowledge, let alone understand: From Clinton to Obama, Democratic...
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Howard Dean speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July. Views
Sunday, December 04, 2016
No, Dr. Dean, Democrats Do Need to Fight It Out
While he was bowing out of the contest to head up the Democratic National Party, Howard Dean said the election of the next chair should not become a fight between Hillary supporters and Bernie supporters. With all due respect to Dr. Dean, the selection of the next chair is all about resolving that...
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Taking a Bullet
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader. - Mahatma Ghandi Pundits seem shocked by Trump’s victory. They shouldn’t have been. As I said here , here , here and as I’ve been saying for years, America is a left of center country, and Democrats have been ignoring it at their...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time for Some Mea Culpas from the Clinton Camp?
Donald Trump is doing everything he can to lose this election, and yet he remains within striking distance because too many people believe the lesser of two evils is still too evil to vote for. As the Wikileak emails increasingly reveal her obvious duplicity on big banks and Wall Street, the myth...
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