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If you’re not woke, does that mean you’re asleep?

By Jim Hightower, Tribune Media, Dec 28, 2023. The craziest political word of the year is “woke,” as in “Don’t be woke!” It’s a command barked by far-right-wing fomenters of a hokey culture war and their political toadies. Their intent is to demonize and shut up schoolteachers, preachers, librarians, historians, musicians, students, websites, business executives and

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We’re going to miss greed and cynicism

By Paul Krugman, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times, Jan 2, 2023. It’s 2023. What will the new year bring? The answer, of course, is that we don’t know. There are a fair number of what Donald Rumsfeld (remember him?) called “known unknowns” — for example, nobody really knows how hard it will be to reduce

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