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Fanatics don’t make good presidents

The fall issue will feature a very good essay on tyranny by contributor Deborah Johnstone. In it, she cites a book by Eric Hoffer, The...

Why subscribe to Latterly

I’ll share some of our latest articles at the bottom of this email, but first I want to announce that the launch issue of...

First they attack the media

This weekend, U.S. Sen. John McCain commented on the state of journalism in America. “When you look at history, the first thing that dictators...

‘Now that we’re on the ground eating shit, they want a...

It’s election day in Venezuela, and, in effect, one man is on the ballot.
paris agreement

This is a direct attack on the world’s poor

Even ExxonMobil wants Donald Trump to keep America's climate change commitments. Others urging Trump to find his senses include: millions of coastal Americans; the entire...

Which politician will exploit Manchester first?

Almost nothing is known about the attacker yet , but conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has already called it an “appalling terrorist attack.”

The global crossroads

My good friend, a local reporter, got laid off today. It’s so hard to have a stable life/career in this line of work. But...

Barbara Lee is the bravest woman in Congress

It was Sept. 14, 2001, and the United States was already at war, having been surprise attacked in the heart of the financial capital...

Progress Report for July 8, 2016

A coffee-break update for humanitarians, journalists and others striving for a perfect world