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Posts published by “Dan Leahy”

Visit to a gun rally

Their rights, our lives He roared right past me with an AR-15 flag on the back of his motorcycle. Then he turned off Capitol Way into the State Capitol grounds. I decided to follow him. There were about 2000 mainly white guys with rifles on their backs or draped down…

“Getting Down and Dirty” – A letter to the president of Olympia Master Builders

Dan Deering, President             Olympia Master Builders/ Affordable Housing Council 1211 State Avenue NE Olympia, Washington 98506 Re: Advocacy: “Getting Down and Dirty”   Dear President Deering, I am writing for two reasons. First, I wish to know who is responsible for a mailer sent from the “Affordable Housing Council of…

Books | The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear Planner

A book by Daniel Ellsberg. (Bloomsbury, 2017) We are very lucky in this state The Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) began a campaign last year to abolish all nuclear weapons globally and prevent nuclear war. They initiated this campaign as President Obama authorized a trillion dollar program to rebuild…

Revolutionary Ecology | October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October, a month by month chronicle of the Russian revolt from February 1917 to October 1917, starts off with this quote: “One need not be a prophet to foretell that the present order of things will have to disappear.” I believe the present order of things is in fact disappearing.…

Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency

(Review of the book by Joshua Green, Penguin Press, 2017) This book is about Steve Bannon’s role in the election of Donald Trump.  It’s an insider’s election travelogue yet it reveals some dynamics that remain important even though the election is over and Bannon is back at Breitbart News.  Bannon: …

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