There is a well-known Chinese proverb — a curse, really — “May you live in interesting times.” The problem, as you may know, is that no one has ever discovered an actual Chinese source for it. According to Wikipedia, “the nearest related Chinese expression translates as ‘Better to be a dog i… Read more

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It’s no secret that capitalism advances economic inequality. The gaps are opening wide between rich and poor, creating a world of haves and have-nots. What capitalists must worry about — indeed, what the Pentagon worries about — are potential world conflicts due to inequality, climate change…

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Do you feel like you’ve had enough? Is the moment getting to you? Do you want to tear off your mask? Do you yearn to hug somebody, anybody, you haven’t spent 24 hours a day with for the past four months? Do you feel like there is no end to the bad news? Do you think it can’t get any worse? D…

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HOPE: We have all seen the rainbow signs delcaring hope for our nation during this pandemic and Hudson has not just a symbol of hope, but the real thing. Hope for many hundreds of Columbia and Greene county residents in a non-descript, small building on Third and Allen streets in Hudson. Tha…

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The SAM Party of New York has been advocating and fighting for, among other things, real reforms to elections in our state. In the state committee elections conducted on June 23, poll workers may have mistakenly permitted non-SAM voters to vote in some primary elections for seats on the SAM …

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Police brutality has again injected itself into the public eye. Today we see what could be covered up before. The actual crime. And because we see it, we feel it, making the brutality seem closer and more frequent. And then we witness the hostile reaction of lowly people to the coercive appa…

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As regions across the state proceed through the four-phase plan to reopen New York businesses, if schools will reopen in September remains in question, and students across the state are left to wonder if and when things will ever return to normal. For students everywhere, their education has…

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A few days ago, I was driving between our house in the Hillsdale/Copake area to Great Barrington to pick up some alcohol from Domaney’s for a birthday celebration (mine). It was to be the kind of purchase that’s become typical these days: Call ahead with an order and pay by credit card; call…