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  • The Challenge of Identity Politics

    December 6, 2016

    David Burress

    “Identity politics” refers to the creation of shared consciousness by an oppressed group as a means of organizing collective action against that oppression. Identity politics has been criticized by the right, left, and center.   The center-right critique is absurd, self-serving, and also an essential component of right-wing ideology. That critique is based on the assumption that ...

  • “Revenues meet new, lowered estimates.”

    December 2, 2016

    David Burress

    The Lawrence Journal World’s article yesterday on Kansas Revenues for November. Points of interest:   1. The headline writer gets with the new journalistic honesty program and points out that Brownback’s unusual revenue success is not real.   2. You have to love Brownback’s targeting approach: first shoot an arrow at the wall, then draw the target around it zovirax ...

  • Two Big Propaganda Victories

    December 2, 2016

    David Burress

    Two acts of psychological warfare by its enemies have wounded the US and have disastrously altered the path of American history.  Both occurred in the 21st century.   9-11 had a death toll comparable to a significant battle or engagement, but it had no ordinary military objectives–i.e. it did not seek to occupy any territory or destroy any ...

  • More Impunity for Police

    November 30, 2016

    David Burress

    This Sunday Olathe police shot a man, apparently in the back, and killed him.  He did not have a gun but may have been carrying a weapon.  Cops say the man was attacking officers.  A witness says he was running away and the witness tried to videotape it but a plainclothes cop prevented him additional ...