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Policy, Not Politicians
Policy, Not Politicians

Policy, Not Politicians

Looking past the cults of personality that have come to dominate US politics.


Is This What Nancy Pelosi Was Holding Out For?

8 Dec 2020 3 minute read 0 comments nivekbr

We were left hanging for months, only to end up with a worse deal.   Back in September, myself and others speculated that Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to vote on the stimulus bill that was on the table seemed like it could be a ploy to withhold a “win” fro...

Biden’s Cabinet Picks Suggest A Return To Status Quo That Got Us Here

25 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments nivekbr

All signs point to getting back on the same path that led us to Trump.   While nobody should have believed that Trump would be anything but corrupt himself, there was a reason that his “drain the swamp” message, and his talk of ending the wars, lande...

Press Freedom And Privacy Won’t Be Safe Under Biden, Either

19 Nov 2020 3 minute read 1 comment nivekbr

His transition team, his own record, and a bad history with whistleblowers.   Of course, Biden won’t go after the corporate press like Trump has, but that doesn’t mean press freedom is entirely safe. The years of the Obama administration have been ca...

Gig Companies Are Looking To Bypass Labor Laws Everywhere

11 Nov 2020 6 minute read 2 comments nivekbr

Following win in California, talk of plans to undermine workers’ rights in the U.S. and abroad.     Following their successful propaganda campaign in California, in which Uber, Lyft, and other gig companies spent over $200 million to convince Califor...

The Democratic Establishment Refuses To Learn

10 Nov 2020 2 minute read 6 comments nivekbr

It’s not the left’s fault that people don’t want to vote for the status quo.   So-called “moderate Democrats” have, unsurprisingly, decided to continue to blame progressives and “socialism” for their inability to appeal to voters by offering them not...

The Myth of a “Viable” Third Option

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 0 comments nivekbr

It’s all about placation   Of all of the memes circulating in the fake-progressive propagandasphere of the Democratic establishment and their followers, I think one of the most insidious is the idea that we just have to wait for a “viable third optio...

Why Snowden Is Still In Russia

1 Nov 2020 3 minute read 2 comments nivekbr

A reminder, in light of recent coverage of them granting him permanent residency   I recently saw articles from Forbes and The Register about Russia granting permanent residency to Edward Snowden. I couldn’t help but notice that they left out a coupl...

Biden’s Potential Cabinet Looks Horrifying

31 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments nivekbr

…unless you’re a weapons dealer.   Recently, Jake Sherman of Politico tweeted out a list of likely Biden cabinet members. Other sources have reported on this previously as well, and for anyone who’s been paying attention to U.S. politics for any leng...

We Should All Care What’s Happening With Assange

30 Oct 2020 3 minute read 2 comments nivekbr

It’s worrying that even the press doesn’t seem to care about press freedom.   Julian Assange is facing a possible 175 years in a U.S. super-max prison for exposing U.S. war crimes. The prison he would be sent to if convicted is ADX Florence in Colora...

After The U.S. Election

30 Oct 2020 3 minute read 1 comment nivekbr

Some issues we’ll need to keep an eye on, no matter who becomes President.   Regardless of who we end up with after the election, there are several things that bear watching. These are issues that most would probably agree Trump is likely to be worse...