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Mal de Swamp #3

Submitted: Dec 09, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 Inspector General John Roth, who left the position last week, made the case for adequate resources. He noted that, “money can always be used as a weapon to diminish our ability to conduct the active and independent oversight that Congress and the public deserve.” Peter Tyler, POGO, Dec. 4, 2917

 

 

12-4-17

POGO

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Trump's disruption of Jerusalem

Submitted: Dec 07, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

 

 11-6-17

Counterpunch

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Christmas Carol 2017

Submitted: Dec 05, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 A carol for Christmas, 2017

(Sing to the tune of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen")

God damn ye Trumped Republicans,

Who wallow in your swamp,

We must recall you and your president,

On this our Christmas month,

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Consequences, shwonsequences

Submitted: Dec 01, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

 

 

 11-30-17

Vox

The case for normalizing impeachment

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The times' plague

Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

"Tis the times' plague, when madmen lead the blind ..." Shakespeare, King Lear, IV 47.

 

 

6-20-17

Forbes

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Mal de Swamp

Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 11-21-17

POGO

Department of Homeland Security Threatens to Muzzle Its Watchdog from Reporting on Trump’s Travel Ban

Nick Schwellenbach

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Kleptos (Gr.) = Thief : Kleptocracy = Government of, by, and for thieves

Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

We might ask when will this end, but we think we are at the beginning of the Kleptocracy's project of destruction of environmental law and regulation for the profits of a very few. But, given the ease with which the gang of thieves has taken control, we begin to doubt there is enough environmental consciousness of any useful depth to be found anywhere in the nation. And, as the Project on Government Oversight points out re. the Whitefish contract in Puerto Rico, legal means of plundering the federal government already had been well established in anticipation of the real pros taking over the White House.

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Go back to where you can be you

Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 As long as Uncle Sam deems marijuana an illegal, Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, black market demand for Emerald Triangle pot will remain strong, Leo said. -- Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Service, Jan. 7, 2017.

Law enforcement’s stance that marijuana causes crime is based on numbers from the black market, according to Will Skaarup, a consultant for Sister of the Valley, a growing cohort.

“We think a regulated market drives the black market away,” he said. -- Thaddeus Miller, Merced Sun-Star, Nov. 7, 2017

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HUH? Letters between two members of the BLJ editorial board

Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 Huh? 

Hi Lucky,

This is about the time I reach out to you for some calm and reasonable analysis of whatever the situation du jour is. But, to get that reassuring analysis, I first have to come up with a serious question or at least a poem or something. 

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